Script: Jonathan Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson
Rated : 6 Stars
The marketing and hype around Solo: a star wars story is remarkable for its absence. I barely saw a trailer for it. Spotted very few posters, if any, outside the cinema. And the excitement levels around it were totally non-existent as far as I could see. Was anyone hyped for its release?
Don’t you find that lack of engagement surprising? This is a Star Wars film after all. And one telling the story of Han Solo!
I know there were shooting issues and directors replaced and all that, but still… very odd.I have to say that I enjoyed the film. I mean it is no Rogue One, which I loved. But it is no Last Jedi either.((I was very disappointed in Last Jedi because it had all these elements that I loved but nothing in the film actually worked for me)) I was entertained throughout, enjoyed the action and the hi-jinks.
Character-wise it was fine. Nothing great, but it did the job. And actually that is probably the problem with the film as a whole, it is fine. Does the job, but nothing really sparkles in it.