Solo: A Star Wars Story

{4.5/5} “Everything you heard about me is true.” — Lando

Solo: A Star Wars Story, released in 2018

Han Solo escapes from Corellia by falling in with some smugglers. They run into some trouble completing their job, and the boss demands that they take someone along on the next job — Qi’ra, the woman Han left behind. After Han rescues Chewbacca, he joins the team. Then they need someone with a very fast ship — someone like Lando Calrissian.

This is a very enjoyable entry in the Star Wars universe. The first caper has a Firefly-like vibe to it.

Some things are obvious, but even the obvious parts are done in a thrilling way. There are also some surprises.

They actually make the phrase “made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs” make sense, which is impressive.

Woody Harrelson and Thandie Newton are delightful as smugglers who show Han the ropes. Donald Glover channels Billy Dee Williams as Lando perfectly. Alden Ehrenreich seems to be channelling Chris Pine as Kirk but it works.

Clint Howard and Warwick Davis have small roles.

Stars Emilia Clarke and Joonas Suotamo. Directed by Ron Howard (Inferno). The energetic music is by John Powell with a little help from John Williams.

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