Top positive review
Superb Star Wars entry....
20 July 2018
I have to say that everyone is entitled to an opinion, I respect everybody's whether it be positive or negative regarding "Solo".
However, I personally can't quite understand what the naysayers were expecting from this movie. It seems to me the only thing that would have made some people happy would have been to take Harrison Ford back to 1965 and film a movie starring him.
Honestly, Solo is a fantastic film, it has great characters and in Alden Ehrenreich they have hit the jackpot as far as I am concerned. The biggest compliment I can give his performance is that not once did I think "He's no Harrison Ford". He makes the young Solo his own, I thought he was fantastic. They could have got it badly wrong, in my opinion they didn't !!
The little moments that made me smile so often, which I won't spoil for people but they generally involved Han and his co-pilot. The rest of the cast are good value too, particularly Glover as Lando and Woody Harleson as Beckett.
I saw the originals as a wide eyed 7 - 13 year old in the cinema. The prequels were average, but for me the new films are generally pretty good. For me the 2 stand alones, Rogue One and now Solo are the best of these. My 12 year old absolutely LOVED Solo, watching his face light up in the cinema reminded me of myself watching ROTJ.
I only hope that the mediocre box office (Fanboy Last Jedi backlash perhaps) doesn't stop us seeing more of these versions of Han, Chewie and Lando.
A great adventure in the Star Wars universe !!