“Solo: A Star Wars Story” Movie Review

Did Han Solo live up to expectations? Was this film a bomb!? does kathleen kennedy still need to be fired from star wars? find out next time on Jody’s Corner!

Solo: A Star Wars Story, or simply Solo, is a 2018 American space Western film about Han Solo, a character from the Star Wars franchise. The film is directed by Ron Howard and produced by Lucasfilm, from a screenplay by Jonathan and Lawrence Kasdan. It is the second of the Star Wars anthology films, following 2016’s Rogue One. A stand-alone installment set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, it explores the adventures of younger versions of Han Solo and Chewbacca, who also meet a young Lando Calrissian. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, alongside Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany.

Principal photography began in January 2017 at Pinewood Studios, under the direction of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The pair left the project in June 2017 after reportedly being fired over “creative differences” with Lucasfilm, and Howard took over directing duties

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Karl Schwabauer says:

I found the bit with Lando’s sexuality a bit off as well. The addition of a SJW droid was also distracting. Like Jody said, it didn’t feel like Star Wars. It’s supposed to take place before the original Star Wars and I think they should have made it more old school. As a gay man I felt pandered too. I prefer for inclusion to happen organically and not like checking a box. I like Jody’s idea of creating a new character, who happens to be pansexual instead.

Sun Wukong says:

I’m pissed they put Darth Maul in the end of the Movie and it was wasted and only done in hopes people will get so excited that fans are will change their minds and see this Bullshit!

Tj toonz says:

L3 got on ny damn nerves

B Woody says:

Mane freak these Star Wars movies they super trash now

RealYRM says:

How did you mentally deal with how The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi end up concluding Han’s life? Instead of trying to work out his marriage, or fix his parental issues, or plan fleet defense for the core government… Han reverts to a geriatric smuggler just like he was in the beginning of New Hope. Luke reverted to a whiny punk on a backwater planet. The universe would’ve been better off if Han or Leia had died before they had children. Isn’t it like watching a movie about a young Jerry Sandusky or whatnot? Oh wow! He’s such a defensive coach for Penn State, and he runs a charity for boys… what a good guy, what a hero… but we know how it turns out in the end. We know how Han Solo turns out in the end because of Kathleen and Rian… so how did you deal with that part of it? Han Solo ends up as the ultimate deadbeat dad, absentee father, and shirks any responsibility in helping to build up defenses against his own son. So why would I care what he does when he’s a young man?

EDDM says:

shit dude when people say a movie has “good parts in it” you know it fucking sucks, a movie should be fun for the whole thing imo. Also Im pretty “franchised tired”, its like another 3 hours of the same old same old

Roger Santos says:

Was any of the behind the scenes drama with the switching of the directors over to Ron Howard and the acting coach given to the main actor apparent in the viewing of the movie???

KC Nwaneri says:

Yeah, why is Lando pansexual but Han isn’t?
The Kasdans are trash, too.

JoeyBallzMcBigMe says:

Let’s be honest after all the new Star wars movies, this one was the best one or on par with rouge one.

outlawstar3311 says:

Pansexuals are sickos by turning Lando into one this movie takes a major L I’ll pass on this film and these Star Wars films have been awful

Ray Velasquez says:

Fuck cancer !!!!

IT G MA says:

Hate to be that guy but other than being comedic relief partnered with Chewy is Han really that interesting of a character?

Weimar Carvalho says:

“This will be a day long remembered” – Darth Vader.

SlyTF1 says:

I’m still boycotting this shit. Never thought I’d see the day where I didn’t go see a Star Wars movie DAY 1. Force Awakens was mediocre garbage, Rogue One was one of the most boring and soulless movies I’ve ever seen in my life, and The Last Jedi, while I liked some aspects took a shit on the entire franchise. I’m DONE with Disney’s Star Wars.

gary harris says:

Good review bro keep it up! Salute

Supreme Ace says:

Good review jody as always … But i know you an ex star wars fan but would you like to see a darth maul star wars story movie since darth maul was fan favorite?

mydnight luna says:

*leave it to mystery*- that what im keep saying too as well. we DONT need to know everything! I will maybe download it one day when i have nothing else to watch.

MoneyTrain James says:

She has to go! I did like Rebels tho (the cartoon show)

dannyhuskerjay says:

im gonna have to disagree man. this felt more like star wars then everything. it tied all trilogys and clone wars and rebels together. it felt like star wars and thats all i needed since rebels is the best thing canon since the ot and clone wars.

SSPspaz says:

I enjoyed Solo, but only because I went in with extremely low expectations. Alden Ehrenreich didn’t really feel like Han at first, but by the end of the film, I felt like his portrayal was believable. Not great, but believable. I enjoyed Donald Glover’s Lando and felt like all the pansexual shit was overblown and only caused by Jon Kasden’s (one of the writers) virtue signaling. Han and Chewie had some good moments too.

This movie was mediocre, but not awful. The writing and characters did feel hollow at points, and parts of the plot were pretty contrived. But was Solo better than The Last Jedi? Hell yes. Mainly because Solo didn’t actively undermine key parts of Han’s character. TLJ and TFA undermined Han and Luke’s characters and absolutely destroyed them.

That’s why I’ll still be boycotting Episode 9 because The Last Jedi was one of the worst films I’ve ever seen in my life. But, I’m still holding out hope for the anthology films because I legitimately liked Rogue One. Solo > TLJ, Solo = TFA and Solo < Rogue One.

Abel B says:

Very nice non spoiler review Jody. I’m not watching this movie but it’s good to hear that this was what we thought it was. I hope they don’t keep giving us more of this sheet. When are they gonna learn? What’s it going to take? International numbers will be the deciding factor, I hope it doesn’t do that well. lol

Doc Holladay007 says:

so this is Han if he had a Kid this is Han has a kid story that’s why i get from this movie

Sean Stout says:

Solo is already failing in China!!! I gave up on SW!!!! After TLJ. Jody i’ve been fan since i was a kid! I will say this. The prequels trilogy is better than these new films!!!!!

Nikolas Ransom says:

This movie kinda flopped in China.

Serge562 says:

I’m definitely not going to watch this movie. I do want to know what positions Han do to smash Leah though. Brazzers make it happen please.

Toney Robinson says:

What up Jody Jo

jay mill says:

you hit it on the head, my imagination is better than anything they can put on screen, now we’re getting Fett. Who cares anymore?

Matthew Gray says:

Jody, your differentiation between fan and fanboy is spot on. I have a few people I know who are unrepentant fanboys when it comes to SW and it makes me sad that they don’t see what has become of our beloved franchise. And you’re spot on about another thing. Kathleen Kennedy must go!

Keith Littlejohn says:

This movie is boring it suck save your cash ✌✌✌

Doc Holladay007 says:

a roller coaster of bullshit that’s what this movie is

jinx killoo7 says:

Chewie Things

KwameAdu 007 says:

I’m just not watching this stuff. I’m ok with the franchise dying. Star Wars is about Anakin’s rise, fall and redemption, a beautiful story Ep.1-6. It’s been over for like 13 years. Now there’s this new garbage that isn’t inspired and filled with weird political and social views. I’m just not interested in the Star Wars franchise at large any more. I’ll just stick with George’s 6 part saga.

Shubham Sahota says:

Intro has the style of MCU, font of DC and theme of X-MEN. Interesting

RealYRM says:

Also to your point about emasculating black males… the black men I know are strong, have backbones, are dedicated and have overcome some bullshit so they won’t just roll over to their wife or kids on everything. Naturally Kathleen Kennedy is threatened by black men… she’s a sexist pig, and a strong black male is much more of a threat to her than a whiny average guy like Luke. With all Luke’s power in the Original… who had more presence… Luke? Or Lando? Lando stole every scene he was in, and he was a boss without having special powers.

KazamaFury says:

So in other words, it’s flawed but still has value? I’m going to treat this like Deadpool 2 and not rush out to see it

King Bear Jr says:

Damn star war is trash right now, I feel bad for die hard fabs Who love star war. Rather watch worst dc film or Marvel then decent star war because DC and marvel would be entertaining

Ian The Geek says:

Yo that intro was lit

محمد Mr , Madari says:

This crap is so insulting on so many levels ,,, Never watched EP7 , Trash , Watched some clips of EP8 The last Gender wars and i feel robbed , That trash Rouge one existing was insulting enough for my intelligence , Jody , never watched it , Freak Kathleen Kennedy , She is a Cancer , This movie is Straight up Garbage from Hollywood Fine A hole , Boycott it fellas ,,, ; ( .

talent103 says:

Boycott Soylo. If you pay for this trash you are part of the problem. Kathleen Kennedy needs to GO!!

Cynthia Perez says:

So I went and saw Deadpool 2 for a second time rather than watch this. I’m sure I’ll get around to it eventually, but there’s no hype for me surrounding this movie.

Doc Holladay007 says:

i agree this movie is ass , it hella tarnishes Lando And Hans good name . we didn’t need a movie of Han .Han was a kool motha fucka until seeing this movie

Quan Zilla says:

Nice new graphics great spoiler free review as always people biting your “mediocre “ we got it we got to handle that -League

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