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If you haven't seen Solo yet. Why?

Discussion in 'Solo' started by BobRoss, Jun 4, 2018.

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What are the reasons why you haven't seen Solo yet

  1. Two Star Wars movies in six months is too many

    4 vote(s)
    13.3%
  2. I don't want to watch a SOLO movie that doesn't star Harrison Ford in the titular role

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. I didn't see the movie because I had better things to during the memorial day weekend

    4 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. I feel sort of tired of the Star Wars franchise in general

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. Solo as a character isn't interesting enough to warrant an entire movie dedicated to him

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  6. I'd rather watch something else in cinema like Deadpool 2, Infinity War or Jurassic World

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  7. I was unhappy with "The Last Jedi" so I'm boycotting SOLO to send a message

    18 vote(s)
    60.0%
  8. I feel like the movie is trying to push political agendas that I do not agree with

    4 vote(s)
    13.3%
  9. A movie with such a troubled production history can't be worth a trip to the cinema

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  10. I haven't had time to see it yet

    10 vote(s)
    33.3%
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  1. Chobbly

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    You're right - TLJ is one factor and how much it is, that's unknown at this point. My group are kind of positive about Solo but not massively enthused about seeing it at the cinema because they disliked TLJ, barring one or two. There's the influx of other big budget movies out too - Infinity War and Deadpool 2 spring immediately to mind. The media negativity around the director change possibly didn't help, and the advertising campaign has been sorely lacking IMHO.

    For me, I saw Solo last weekend and loved it. A great addition and shines a light on areas of the SW universe not really covered before. Watching it was delayed by real-life stuff though and needing to get Inifinity War seen first - and I'm probably not the only one.

    Given the many millions of dollars involved, I would be surprised if Disney have not conducted their own polling on Solo (and TLJ); if there is a link between the mixed reception for TLJ and apathy towards Solo then Disney need to step in and deal with it before Episode 9.
     
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    You're onto me! And yes, I'm on Putin's payroll. He personally thanked me for executing his plan flawlessly.
     
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  3. Trevor

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    Initially, the announcement that there was a "younger" Solo film was a hard sell for me without Ford...I just couldn't. As time moved on, I kind of (slightly) warmed to the idea, and even became curious about how it would be portrayed by Alden.

    In the end, I didn't make time for it on opening weekend (which has NEVER happened with me regarding anything SW), because of my personal resistance to the idea coupled with the fact that the marketing was late and sadly minimal...ON TOP of the fact that I had family plans.
     
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    Just haven't been able to get around to it. Admittedly I guess a lack of interest does play a bit of a part, if this were an Episodic film or something else I'm sure I could've found the time to see it but right now my time is being put into more important things.

    Hoping to see it within the next week or two.
     
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  5. cawatrooper

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    Shaking my head at the number of crusaders "boycotting" the film because of the Last Jedi.

    That's like going on a hunger strike so that you'll get fed.
     
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    It's weird, Star Wars has been a big part of my life since '77 but I find myself not caring now. Solo succeeds, Solo fails, I really don't care. Whether you want to hear it or not, TLJ had a big part in my lack of desire to see this movie. Not a boycott in the per se but...I don't know, I just don't care anymore.
     
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    I think that's certainly fair. You're allowed to not like a film. At least you're not on some misguided agenda to try and ruin something you love, but instead just find yourself falling out of love with something you used to care about.

    That totally happens, and I'm sorry you feel that way.

    That being said- if you're at all interested in relighting that spark, I'd still suggest Solo. It just might do the trick for you.
     
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    Add another option to the poll: "I haven't been able to get a seat, because all the tickets are sold out".
    ;)
     
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    We all see what ya' did there...

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    If you are interested in the causes, you should have an option of; "I'm not seeing Solo because of TLJ damping my enthuisiasm for the SW brand"

    I guess some are boycotting to "send a message", but I think most people see what they want to see, and I think most no-shows will not have even heard about a boycot.

    I'm not boycotting, just reeling still from the bad taste TLJ left in my mouth. It killed the "event of joys" openings always were, even though some of the prequels could have been better. Will probably see Solo on DVD later. Perhaps seperating the reasoning behind those two arguments can give you more precise answers.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    I think this opinion is more prevailing than the boycott. I'm absolutely sure I'll watch Solo, and I may even buy the dvd/blue ray to compensate somewhat for not watching it at theaters. But I guess I just feel I need more of a break after TLJ. If I'm honest, I haven't watched much of anything SW since TLJ, which for me is strange.
     
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    I finally saw Solo yesterday. My reason for waiting was mostly necessity. I knew I had to see it at some point, but I had to watch it by myself because I didn't know anyone else who wanted to see it. So, I had to wait for the opportune moment when I was near a movie theater, by myself, with enough time on my hands to watch a movie. :)
     
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    The irony of a boycott: This movie couldn't be any more different than TLJ.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jun 6, 2018, Original Post Date: Jun 6, 2018 ---
    What did you think?
     
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    The only thing these survey results tell me is very few people in this forum haven't seen Solo. A person has to be a member of this forum to vote. I can probably name half of the people who voted "boycott."

    One of my co-workers is a Star Wars fan. Him and his family have gone to the last 3 films on opening night. He still hasn't seen Solo and I'm not sure it's priority. This person doesn't have any complaints. They just haven't gone. I mentioned a coupe of days ago that some people really don't like TLJ and he was shocked that this was a thing. His first question is "why don't they like The Last Jedi?"

    Obviously this is anecdotal/meaningless (but so is poll with a dozen votes), but I think some Star Wars fans vastly inflate their opinions with the mainstream.

    In the PT era the outrage of Star Wars fans matched the general audience. In this case a tiny subset of hardcore Star Wars fans find themselves hating a film that most people enjoyed. It's probably a big reason why they're so agitated about it online.
     
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    It is interesting to see a fresh interpretation of the character and it is always wonderful to see and hear the Millennium Falcon flying around. :) For me, though, I've known Han Solo's origin story since 1998. A.C. Crispin's trilogy was and is a brilliant piece of Star Wars storytelling. On the whole, though, I thought the movie was interesting. Some good humor, decent action, and say what you will about Elthree, but Waller-Bridge's line delivery was spot on for a droid suffering from an overabundance of personality. I like to think Artoo is just like her, or she's a lot like Artoo, one of those. :)

    The thing that left me feeling grim was Corellia, Han's homeworld. As a Legends fan, I've known Corellia as a beautiful, green world with only a few major cities and any industry moved onto space stations in orbit. It was awful seeing Corellia as a dirty, polluted slime pit. Plenty of material for the fanfic I'm working on set in the Canon universe, though; if my characters needed any more reason to be a thorn in the side of the Empire, having their homeworld turned into a cesspool would be enough. ;)
     
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    I personally didn't enjoy the Solo Trilogy. They were tough to get through. Glad you like it though.
     
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    Well, I read them back in the late 90's, when I was a teenager. At that time I was struggling to find my place; introverted, very few friends. Reading about a young, irreverent Han Solo who didn't care what anybody else thought helped me be comfortable with who I was. It's unfortunate that you didn't enjoy them, but at least you muscled through to the end, so I guess that's something. :D
     
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    I think my four showings of this film (five, if I can swing it) are indicative that it struck quite the positive chord with me. Hope everyone gives it a chance, bites the bullet, and sees it.
     
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