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SOLO

The Star Wars prequel that absolutely nobody wanted, especially after the release of the shit-fest that was The Last Jedi.

Director

Ron Howard

Released

2018

Budget

$250 million

Box Office

$392.9 million

Film synopsis

Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins forces with a gang of galactic smugglers and a 190-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission – the Millennium Falcon.

THE GOOD

 Similar in tone and style to the originals and Rogue One was a sensible move, especially after that absolute cluster fuck that was The Last Jedi.

This was an origin story that I didn’t want to see but it’s Star Wars so how can you not take the bait? And I gobbled up that bait quicker than Jabba the Hutt easts those frog-fish things!

Some great action scenes and dead pan comedy moments that you’d expect from classic Han Solo, makes this underachieving movie give you hope that there is still potential in the Star Wars franchise.

THE Bad

The worst thing was the social justice warrior robot… I kid you not, they actually have a fucking SJW robot in this film… no wonder this franchise is currently dying on its space faring arse.

OUR SCORE : 7/10

This has hints at the classic look and feel of the Star Wars universe will all know and love. An unexpected but worthy addition.

What do the others say?

Don’t just take my word for it, have a look to see what the big players like Rotten Tomatoes (RT), IMBD, Metacritic and Honest Trailers are saying.

 

RT

CRITICS SCORE

70%

RT

AUDIENCE SCORE

64%

IMBD

MARKS OUT OF 10

7

METACRITIC

MARKS OUT OF 100

62

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