Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

By Gavin Doyle

Solo: A Star Wars Story is a fun entry into the Star Wars canon. The movie reveals the backstory of Han Solo, everyone’s favorite reluctant rebel from the original trilogy. The movie is set about 10 years before Luke and Obi Wan Kenobi first meet Han and provides a good clean fun backstory for the character.

Solo and Rogue One, the first of these side Star Wars stories, both deal with the same challenge: the audience already knows how the film is going to end because the movies are based on known events or in this case are backstory for existing characters.

With that in mind, the directors (there were two original directors who were removed from project and replaced with Ron Howard) and writers (Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan) did a fantastic job of taking what we as fans would want to know and including them in the new movie without bogging down the storyline too much. The movie answers questions about Han Solo that have been in the back of your head since you first saw him on screen. How did Han Solo get his name? Where did he meet Chewbacca? What does the kessel run look like? Where did …read more

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