Should have been titledSolo: A Nope Wars Story
All you need to know about this film is first... the actor they hired to play Han Solo, did NOT fit the role with his bland acting. He didn't carry himself like Solo, he didn't talk like Solo and he didn't act like Solo. Second... The woman responsible for this title is getting fired.
I enjoyed the prequels, and the original films. If you love Han Solo as a character, do NOT see this abomination.
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) 1080p YIFY Movie
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) 1080p
During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.
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The Synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) 1080p
With the emerging demand of hyperfuel and other resources, Han Solo finds himself in the middle of a heist alongside other criminals, where they meet the likes of Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian in an adventurous situation exposing the criminal underworld.
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An abomination to the seriesReviewed byJaimie CardelloVote: 1/10
Should have been titledSolo: A Nope Wars Story
On an endless, meandering, dizzy and complicated, uninteresting cycle, one scene follows the next with zero substance or flow along the way. It feels like starting from the proverbial ceiling and dropping to the floor, again and again: New rooms, new ceilings, new floors... But no doors: An adventure needs to move across, horizontal, sideways, and throughout its foundation. SOLO is a tortuous, unending pogo stick. A hangover without drinking.
How Alden Ehrenreich was cast in the first place is unbelievable. Reportedly, it was from a big critical splash (that no average moviegoer even knew about) as a result of the Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR where he played a bad actor trying to fit into what's supposed to be a great film: A limited performer in way over-his-head. Talk about Life Imitating Art. But the poor kid didn't have a chance, nor would even a great actor who actually resembled Harrison Ford and/or channeled him correctly. The SOLO: A STAR WAYS STORY screenplay is almost entirely to blame...
Lawrence Kasdan, who scripted George Lucas's stories for EMPIRE, RETURN and RAIDERS, and his son, Jonathan, had no idea what type of fantasy they were creating. Part Space Pirate, part Buddy Picture, part Action/Adventure, part Comedy, Part Western, Part Chase: all enveloped into a preachy melodrama involving the slave labor of children, teenage girls, and even robots (Set Your Blenders Free!)...
The Kasdans had no vision. Instead, they only seemed to "Have a dream." But that kind of force-fed melodrama is, at this point, tiresome, cliché. In SOLO, the message kicks the viewer in the face and doesn't let up.
As for the box office, SOLO bombed on the opening weekend, which means audiences didn't care. And it continued (and still continues) to plummet: most likely due to people hearing bad news about what they already figured, feared, or expected. And this is terrible news for Disney. Their planned Boba Fett and Obi Wan prequels are now under a looming shadow: plus the fact George Lucas already covered those particular backstories in his rightfully maligned prequels...
And in this case, hardcore fans, and even mainstream audiences, didn't need a reason for Han Solo to be anything but the character he was in the Original Trilogy where Harrison Ford's performance felt both effortless and driven, leaving no time to reflect upon a life that led to a position of needing to move forward beyond what he was hired for i.e. what he does is who he is...
And while the significance of Han, Chewbacca and the Millennium Falcon obviously stretches beyond giving the young hero a ride to rescue a princess, they still exist to fill-in the "now" while Mark Hamill's often-thankless Luke Skywalker (along with Obi Wan and Leia) are left to suffer through the how's and where's, and especially the whys. What Harrison Ford brought to the character was a pointed, focused, glib and mischievous persona that is still involving, addictive, and timeless. Basically, SOLO: A STAR WAR STORY attempts (badly) to provide answers that the legendary Rebel's Rebel didn't need, or ask for. Bottom line: Han Solo never looked back... So why should we?
I'm a big Star Wars fan (watched Empire Strikes Back in the cinema when I was 8 years old) and I loved this movie. With Empire Strikes Back and Rogue One, my favorite in the series.
As for the movie itself, my opinion is that it's a solid adventure movie, in the style of the great Indiana Jones movies, with lots of fun and intense action, witty dialogues, great humor and solid acting from all actors.
Yes, Han must meet a certain Wookie, obtain a certain spaceship and meet a certain curly hair character to maintain coherence with past movies, but the "necessary" scenes, even if expected are still brilliantly developed. On top of these scenes, there are several surprising scenes that run the gamut of the best of what the Star Wars universe offers: chases, spacecraft battles, shootouts, aliens galore and lots lots of anti laws of physics split-second solutions.
Still, my favorite take from this movie is that they finally managed to shoot an amazing movie that is far from the epic good-evil battles of previous Star Wars movies, and this is completely in tune with the Han Solo character (and, btw, I think Alden Ehrenreich is a perfect match for the role).
In summary, if you think the movie is "unnecessary" and not needed, it will indeed disappoint you and I would advice you not to watch it, but if you go to watch it with a no-expectations open mind, I think you'll be greatly pleased and much entertained.
(and my excuses for any English mistakes; my mother tongue is Spanish)