Solo: A Star Wars Story was released in theaters last night. Eva and I went to see it this afternoon before I went to work. Eva has enjoyed Star Wars for some years now. Before she discovered Harry Potter she was smitten with a young Luke Skywalker. We’ve watched all of the movies together except for Episode III and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. She was very excited to see SOLO with me, though. She was bouncing off the walls.
She did real well with the movie, too. I think with it being lasers and blasters she doesn’t get as upset. We did hang back until the previews were over. I thought that we were all set when the Incredibles 2 trailer came up. I figured that Ant-Man and The Wasp would be right after it and then the movie but no, they put the Equalizer II between the trailers. Eva went back out to the hall until that one was over. It is the noise and music and the frenetic fast paced violence that is too much for her to take. At least with Marvel or Star Wars movies they are fantasy and not so real. Sure, there is violence in the movies but for the most part you aren’t seeing a lot of blood and gore and stuff with these movies.
The movie itself was a fun one. I totally ate up all the nostalgia and loved that there were some genuine surprises that I did not anticipate. We learned many things about Han Solo and who he was as a younger man. How he met Chewbacca and so many other iconic things. Here’s a run down of a few things.
I enjoyed Han and Chewy’s first introduction to each other. It really set up the dynamic between them. There were some funny moments happening there.
Woody Harrelson’s character Beckett was an interesting guy. Han certainly learns moves from him.
The dynamic between Han and Lando was great. I loved Donald Glover’s portrayal of the iconic character. He was entertaining every time he got on screen.
Emilia Clarke’s character, Qi’ra was an interesting one. She plays Han’s love interest in the movie and has a few surprises up her sleeve.
Paul Bettany’s villain Dryden Vos was an excellent villain for this movie. Paul played him very well.
When you finally get to the Millenium Falcon it is like going home. This wonderful ship is a character onto itself. I said that when I did my major unboxing of Star Wars Character cars the other day. I said it because I don’t normally buy carships but the Falcon is an exception.
Should you take your kids to see it? If they are Star Wars fans then you really have to. It is a fun movie and we enjoyed it very much.
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