Spoiler-free review set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. It’s the first of the Star Wars anthology films to actually acknowledge the prequels. And no, Jar Jar doesn’t make his return but there is a droid that’s just as intolerable and insufferable as the Gungan.
On the contrary, Donald Glover makes you wish that they would have got a CGI’d version of Billy Dee Williams to play Lando Calrissian. Ron Howard (good friend of George Lucas) was brought on after reshoots and an overhaul in the directing department. Solo has the same set design as a Rogue One that fits well in the Star Wars timeline. The gold dice play more of a role than one would anticipate. Highlights of Han include how he got his name, when he met Chewie, and that cameo (you’ll be more in the know if you’re up-to-date on your animated Clone Wars history).
Laurence Kasdan is the genius behind The Empire Strikes Back. He co-wrote Solo: A Star Wars Story. Based on his previous work, here’s how the film compares to his previous Star Wars screenplays.
The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Return of the Jedi
Our trailer before the trailers:
The Rickster (wondering how he had to feed the Disney dominance machine by posting the best trailer of the year).