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Solo: A Star Wars Story — Official Review and Opinions Thread — SPOILERS — Page 16

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DominicCobb said:

TV’s Frink said:

darthrush said:

Overall, RJ took a few risks but didn’t go nearly far enough to get away from remixing elements of other SW movies.

So he should have made 90% of people hate it instead of 50% of people hate it?

Haha this is good.

My post was going to be

“So he could only make the creative decisions you wanted him to make, not the ones he wanted.”

Isn’t this a summary of most opinions? “I like this, I didn’t like that, and I wish they’d done this other thing instead.”

The logic behind your line of thinking is sound though, because TFA was applauded — and Disney commercially rewarded — for following the formula.

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This was as lazy as I thought it would be.

First, the good. I liked how they incorporated the way Lando pronounces Han’s name. I breathed a sigh of relief when the comic relief characters died. Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover were good, not great. When following after Ford and Billy Dee’s iconic portrayals, that’s enough to make it work I guess.

Now, the bad. The rest of the humor from everybody else was dreadful. Actually, all of the dialogue was pretty bad. Darth Maul is pointless. Also Crimson Dawn, get it, cause Darth Maul is red. Everything that made Han, Han, happened in a couple months. How he got his name, his gun, were really stupid. But Han doesn’t really act like the Han we know in the OT. We’re expected to believe he’s the same guy by the end of the movie?

The weird. So, this takes place before Star Wars, which was heavily influenced by World War II, right? Uhh… what came before WWII? World War One! Here’s trench warfare! But at least they executed it well. The kiss Han’s mentor got. Why? A casual French kiss in Star Wars? Okay, I guess…

I just feel completely indifferent to it. I didn’t expect anything, and I received nothing. So, mission accomplished?

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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Jay said:

DominicCobb said:

TV’s Frink said:

darthrush said:

Overall, RJ took a few risks but didn’t go nearly far enough to get away from remixing elements of other SW movies.

So he should have made 90% of people hate it instead of 50% of people hate it?

Haha this is good.

My post was going to be

“So he could only make the creative decisions you wanted him to make, not the ones he wanted.”

Isn’t this a summary of most opinions? “I like this, I didn’t like that, and I wish they’d done this other thing instead.”

The logic behind your line of thinking is sound though, because TFA was applauded — and Disney commercially rewarded — for following the formula.

K

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Handman said:

This was as lazy as I thought it would be.

So, this takes place before Star Wars, which was heavily influenced by World War II, right? Uhh… what came before WWII? World War One!
But at least they executed it well.

I liked how they incorporated the way Lando pronounces Han’s name.

I breathed a sigh of relief when the comic relief characters died. The rest of the humor from everybody else was dreadful.

Darth Maul is pointless. Also Crimson Dawn, get it, cause Darth Maul is red.

The kiss Han’s mentor got. Why? Seemed strangely intimate, but also casual and forced.

Everything that made Han, Han, happened in a couple months. How he got his name, his gun, were really stupid. But Han doesn’t really act like the Han we know in the OT. We’re expected to believe he’s the same guy by the end of the movie?

Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover were good, not great. When following after Ford and Billy Dee’s iconic portrayals, that’s enough to make it work I guess.

I just feel completely indifferent to it. I didn’t expect anything, and I received nothing. So, mission accomplished?

It was way better than young Indy getting his hat, whip, scar, and fear of snakes all in a few hours! 😛

I did like the visual nod to Kubrick’s Paths of Glory.

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DominicCobb said:

Jay said:

DominicCobb said:

TV’s Frink said:

darthrush said:

Overall, RJ took a few risks but didn’t go nearly far enough to get away from remixing elements of other SW movies.

So he should have made 90% of people hate it instead of 50% of people hate it?

Haha this is good.

My post was going to be

“So he could only make the creative decisions you wanted him to make, not the ones he wanted.”

Isn’t this a summary of most opinions? “I like this, I didn’t like that, and I wish they’d done this other thing instead.”

The logic behind your line of thinking is sound though, because TFA was applauded — and Disney commercially rewarded — for following the formula.

K

Thanks for the thoughtful response!

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SilverWook said:

Handman said:

This was as lazy as I thought it would be.

So, this takes place before Star Wars, which was heavily influenced by World War II, right? Uhh… what came before WWII? World War One!
But at least they executed it well.

I liked how they incorporated the way Lando pronounces Han’s name.

I breathed a sigh of relief when the comic relief characters died. The rest of the humor from everybody else was dreadful.

Darth Maul is pointless. Also Crimson Dawn, get it, cause Darth Maul is red.

The kiss Han’s mentor got. Why? Seemed strangely intimate, but also casual and forced.

Everything that made Han, Han, happened in a couple months. How he got his name, his gun, were really stupid. But Han doesn’t really act like the Han we know in the OT. We’re expected to believe he’s the same guy by the end of the movie?

Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover were good, not great. When following after Ford and Billy Dee’s iconic portrayals, that’s enough to make it work I guess.

I just feel completely indifferent to it. I didn’t expect anything, and I received nothing. So, mission accomplished?

It was way better than young Indy getting his hat, whip, scar, and fear of snakes all in a few hours! 😛

But that wasn’t what the entire movie was about.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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TV’s Frink said:

Handman said:

The kiss Han’s mentor got. Why? Seemed strangely intimate, but also casual and forced.

What.

It was weird in Star Wars. I don’t expect people to just casually French kiss.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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SilverWook said:

I don’t know why Lucasfilm seemingly has no interest in such things. They must know we’d buy it. And this isn’t an OOT situation.

They want to maintain the illusion that everything is wholesome behind the scenes.

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Which in the age of the internet is nigh impossible. Even in the original making of ESB paperback you can read about tensions and problems on the set. Every production has them. Nuts to this happy ship illusion they’re peddling.

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TV’s Frink said:

Handman said:

TV’s Frink said:

Handman said:

The kiss Han’s mentor got. Why? Seemed strangely intimate, but also casual and forced.

What.

It was weird in Star Wars. I don’t expect people to just casually French kiss.

Well after the hardcore sex scene in TLJ, this is hardly worth mentioning.

Dammit! I knew I shouldn’t have gone to the restroom during the movie!

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Several wookiees on Kessel had totally bald faces. Are they supposed to be female?

You know of the rebellion against the Empire?

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Going by Malla in the SWHS, I’d say no.

Fur can fall out from stress. The spice mines of Kessel aren’t the healthiest place to working in to begin with.

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I am glad the Star Wars Holiday Special is now canon.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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Handman said:

I am glad the Star Wars Holiday Special is now canon.

Contrary to popular belief, it always was.

Religious fundamentalism and irreligious fundamentalism are two sides of the same worthless coin.

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IIRC, Chewie’s family is canon, whether the events of the HS are is another matter.

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moviefreakedmind said:

SilverWook said:

I don’t know why Lucasfilm seemingly has no interest in such things. They must know we’d buy it. And this isn’t an OOT situation.

They want to maintain the illusion that everything is wholesome behind the scenes.

I don’t think so. The ship has sailed on this one for that.

My guess would be the same reason they didn’t want people to see that cut in theaters. Plus it invites people to second guess big decision making on the company’s part.

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DominicCobb said:

Handman said:

TV’s Frink said:

Handman said:

The kiss Han’s mentor got. Why? Seemed strangely intimate, but also casual and forced.

What.

It was weird in Star Wars. I don’t expect people to just casually French kiss.

You know people actually do that, right?

And people have sex, shit, and piss, but I don’t want it in Star Wars. Again, I just thought it was weird. It didn’t ruin the film for me.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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And yet, we’ve seen poop in Star Wars. 😉

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Handman said:

DominicCobb said:

Handman said:

TV’s Frink said:

Handman said:

The kiss Han’s mentor got. Why? Seemed strangely intimate, but also casual and forced.

What.

It was weird in Star Wars. I don’t expect people to just casually French kiss.

You know people actually do that, right?

And people have sex, shit, and piss, but I don’t want it in Star Wars. Again, I just thought it was weird. It didn’t ruin the film for me.

This isn’t really a typical SW film though.

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I swear to god I heard someone yell “Malla!” before Chewie and that one Wookiee parted ways.

DESTROY ALL JEDI

My name is Sprite Pepsi and I’m abstinence till I die!

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Handman said:

I am glad the Star Wars Holiday Special is now canon.

I wish it and both Ewok movies were still canon and on blu ray.