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The Origins of Han Solo is revealed in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

posted May 31, 2018, 4:51 AM by Jeffrey Wolf   [ updated May 31, 2018, 4:53 AM ]

Robby Timmler, Promotional Director

Posted May 31st, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story is the story of Han Solo (played by Alden Ehrenreich), an aspiring pilot from the terrible planet of Corellia.  Han and his girlfriend Qu'ra (played by Emilia Clarke) attempt a daring escape from the evil crime lord that runs the place.  Han gets away, but Qu'ra is captured. Han, in his desperation, joins up with the Empire in order to secure enough funds to buy a ship and rescue Qu'ra. There Han meets Tobias Beckett (played by Woody Harrelson), the captain of a smuggling crew, and Chewbacca (played by Joonas Suotamo), a prisoner of the Empire.  Chewbacca escapes with Han and Tobias and helps them with their job. However, things quickly go south, and Tobias, Han, and Chewy return back to their employer Dryden Vos (played by Paul Bettany) who gives them one more mission to accomplish. So it’s up to Tobias, Han, and Chewy to get the job done or die by Dryden’s hand.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is an interesting look at some of the most iconic characters from the original films.  Han Solo is revitalized through this film through the acting of Alden Ehrenreich who puts his own twist on the character while still making the character feel like the old Han Solo.  Donald Glover also does an excellent job as Lando. The first meeting of Chewbacca and Han was fun and explains how Han is able to understand Chewy. The action is intense and entertaining to watch.  The visual effects were well done and impressive in scope. The weakness of the story is that there are some cliches that have been done in other films. Solo: A Star Wars Story gets 9.5/10 stars.