Finally got around to seeing this. It actually was better than I expected, though not without its problems. The movie is best when it just feels like a crime/heist movie set in the Star Wars universe. I found myself rolling my eyes whenever they decided to over-explain something (Kessel Run, the last name, why Han refers to Chewbacca as Chewie) I was impressed that this movie feels this coherent, considering all the behind-the-scenes drama. There’s some dumb stuff (Lando sleeping with his droid?) but I really enjoyed the train heist scene and the climax in Dryden’s office.
I’m still kind of on the fence about how I feel about Ehrenreich playing Han. Part of me just really doesn’t like seeing another actor portray such an iconic character. I guess for what it is, it’s fine. His performance didn’t quite win me over, but it’s not terrible. I was actually really impressed with Glover’s performance as Lando. Those first moments where he’s still off-screen, I can almost imagine Billy Dee Williams saying those lines.
I definitely didn’t love this film, but overall, I think it’s more competent than Rogue One.