Movie Review-Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story takes us back to the early life of Han Solo. It shows how he goes from a boy to a space traveling outlaw and how he meets his co-pilot Chewbacca. It also show us the chance meeting between Solo and Lando Calrissian, played by Childish Gambino's Donald Glover. Glover does a great job of capturing the smooth style of a young Lando Calrissian; such a good job that you can almost hear Billy Dee Williams in a Colt 45 commercial.
The movie is directed by the legendary Ron Howard who brings a fresh point of view to the movie series that had been played out over the past few years. Solo just happens to be a Star Wars story but it could have been any sci-fi action film. It does a great job of starting the series up from scratch again.
In the movie Tobias Becket, played by Woody Harrelson, is Han's mentor and the ring leader of a gang of space mercs. Becket is in deep debt to a criminal war lord, Dryden Vos' (Paul Bettany) and will do anything to get out from under his control while trying to remain alive.
Han's goal is to get a ship and be a pilot but while he's working with Becket he discovers that his former girlfriend, Qi're (Emilia Clarke), is now involved with the war lord they are trying to deal with.
Solo is a great adventure and a fantastic prequel for Star Wars fans or the average movie-goer who's never seen a Star Wars movie. The movie runs 2 hour and 15 minutes and you'll be enthralled by every minute. It's rated PG-13 for violence and on my "Hollywood Popcorn Scale" I rate Solo: A Star Wars Story a JUMBO.