I like the idea of starting Solo at the heist. Everything before that was quite boring, now that I think about it.
I’d certainly call it ‘uneven’, as I thought there were plenty of entertaining moments during those initial 25 mins. or so. It’s just that even on my first viewing, I found that some of it was a bit too ‘clunky’ for my taste - and the same goes for several other moments during the rest of the movie too.
However, I was relieved that SOLO turned out better overall than I feared initially (in fact, I think some sequences are really great at times, and my younger family members seemed to have a good time throughout)…and I was satisfied that the actors managed to channel the younger HAN and LANDO characters quite well at times too (although they both had some goofy little moments which I’m hoping to remove)
And another little by-product of the leaner, less-‘jokey’ version I have in mind, is the fact that I won’t be fed up of seeing HAN’s ‘dice’ referenced so much now, by the time I see them in the final cockpit shot! 😃