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Solo General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Solo' started by Juniper, May 24, 2018.

  1. Cderryberry

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    I really enjoyed solo just reminded me of a space western. I think Glover killed it as lando and I definitely enjoyed all the Easter eggs. But wow that cameo was insane!!!! Darth Maul is my favorite character by far and I can’t wait to see how they use him
     
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    You lost me when you fell for the "Alden wasn't Harrison Ford and was pretending to be Harrison Ford" pitfall, IMO. The name of the movie is SOLO, not FORD.
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    With you on all except for the score.....I thought the score was amazing, one of the best of all 10 movies. Oh well to each their own.
     
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  3. Kreetle Kris

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    Remember, not that long ago, how people went completely bonkers just seeing the Falcon, Han and Chewie appear in a trailer? The reaction videos on Youtube for some of TFA's trailers are insane. A couple of years later and most of the excitement is gone.

    Not that Solo is a bad film but the Marvel/Disney approach to the fanchise is killing what made Star Wars special fast. There once was a time when these characters were almost mythical. They were in films that told an ambitious story that married pulp fiction with classical, timeless storytelling. Now we get an ok action film.

    After Last Jedi , which I really liked, this film left me cold. Didn't hate it, enjoyed some parts of it but with a banality to it that's just not Star Wars.
     
  4. Andrew Waples

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    Not sure if you followed Rebels, but there is only so much they could do realistically with him, without retconning what happened in Rebels. They probably have room with him in a Solo sequel in that regard. However, Han needs to be pessimistic about the Force when we see him again in 4.
     
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    Remember at the beginning of ESB he is leaving the rebellion to go back and pay back Jabba and then the Empire attack happens.
     
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    I agree but I just like that they are actually bringing some things from those shows to the movies it gets me very excited with all the possibilities. As long as I see one fight from Darth I will be happy he was one of the lone bright spots in the horrible prequels in my opinion
     
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    Same. It opens the door for the possibility of Ashoka, Ezra or Thrawn in live action.
     
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    Exactly great examples or even more ambitious mandalorian wars or revan. One of my hopes is if they are gonna start filling in the blanks between clone wars and new hope what about a Vader apprentice movie
     
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    Techincally the Vader apprentice thing is 1-6.
     
  10. Jayson

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    I was reading along and got a little confused; maybe I misunderstood.

    Are you saying that you liked everything before Solo, but that Disney has a bad approach to Star Wars?

    Cheers,
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    Your telling me Solo couldn't get his debt paid within 2 years before they arrive on Hoth? Regardless Solo was always in debt and it was no different in Solo. That is true to character.
     
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    I was reading along and got a little confused; maybe I misunderstood but I get the feeling you were being a little sneaky and sarcastic there? ;)

    Seriously, I never wrote that I liked everything Disney did before Solo. I wrote that I liked the main episodes, especially ep8. .

    But their strategy with these 'stories' films and what they have announced up till now (Live action TV, Boba, RJ trilogy, probably Obi Wan) I do NOT like. Star Wars fatigue is going to set in when quality control inevitably drops. I do not own a crystal ball but if the Marvel Universe is anything to go by we will be getting SW films every year for a very, very long time. And if Solo, and the reaction to it (close to apathy for a large portion of the general public) is anything to go by the fatigue is already showing.

    If Disney hires director with a vision and lets them realise that vision without artistic interference, ... super! That's how you should treat one of the most beloved film series in history.
    But right now, after seeing Solo? I got a bad feeling about this.
     
  13. Jayson

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    Oh no, no sarcasm intended; sorry about that. :)

    I see, well, I don't know about that.
    I do see where you are thinking there, and I can see that point, but Rogue One has a very devoted amount of appreciation to it by those who did like it, and it did very well, and I don't know the reasons for Solo's issues, but I don't think it's fatigue, so much as Disney's marketing message to the general public.

    With Marvel, the message has pretty consistently been that you need to see every one of the films or you won't be able to follow along, whereas with Star Wars, Disney pretty much openly told everyone at large that they were going to make these side films and if you didn't want to see them, then it didn't hurt anything because they don't impact the main sequel trilogy film understanding.

    So it would make sense that the first side film gets a large flock because of curiosity, but after that, when you're told that basically "these don't actually matter", where's the rush? You can just check it out any old time that you want, can't you? You don't need to see them to get ready for the next film coming soon at a rate of almost 2 to 3 per year (as Marvel does currently).

    So I think, mostly, Disney will be in the weeds a bit with the side films until they wrap SWIX and can reposition their marketing strategy to make the films seem more needed to the mind of the general audience.

    Also for note: I completely understand that Solo's not everyone's cup of tea, but for me...Solo is battling it out in my head right now for first place in all of the Star Wars films because I LOVE Westerns, heists, Star Wars, sci-fi, action, and Han Solo is my favorite character - always has been.
    I even wrote a lengthy post about everything that I loved about the film. :)
    https://thecantina.starwarsnewsnet....lk-about-finally-having-an-action-film.54903/

    I won't be surprised, however, if I'm a rare duck. I love films like this, and often I find that I'm not a very large amount of the population.
    Everyone seems to like heavy, intense, and massively dramatic stories critically centered deeply around character examinations these days, and that's not really my style. I'll watch them, and I'll think well of them if they're well made, but I'm much more a light, fun adventure person. :)

    Cheers,
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    I found Solo to be okay. I just can’t imagine there really is enough worthwhile story to make another film out of. This seems like something that would have been better off as a novel. If they really want to do sequels bes they need to pick a fresh time period or new characters
     
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    we didn't need this film, but man am i glad we have it.
    i was hugely skeptical, but greatly satisfied by Solo.
    i'm looking forward to seeing it again next week. : D

    also: it had snow! yay!

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    I wanted this film. And I loved it.
     
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    On Mimban, when Beckett is impersonating an Imperial officer and reports Han for desertion, he should have switched to the proper British accent as was common to that time.

    Not a critique or anything, I just think it would have been a cool, cheeky detail.
     
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    I have a lot of gripes with the movie...
    But one of the most important: How Han meet Chewie and how they became friends felt cheap.
    In the old Legends EU Han was partly raised by a female Wookie who taught him to understand Shyriiwook. Because of that connection to Wookies Han rescued a Wookie one from a sadistic imperial officer some time after he himself became one. It costed him his officer position and and his aspirations to be a Imperial pilot but he won a lifelong friend in the rescued Wookie called Chewbacca.

    This backstory in my mind has a lot more weight and worth as the basis of the legendary friendship between Han Solo and Chewbacca than what happened in Solo were he is dumped randomly into a pit with Chewbacca and then they become inseparable friends because... Han knows the Shyriiwook because the plot demanded it I guess?

    That part of Han Solo's backstory in the old EU, how he and Chewie became friens was better handled than in the movie "Solo".
     
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    "You're going to need a nickname, 'cause I'm not saying that every time." [cringe]
     
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    I felt these same when it was announced, not needed and a big risk of ruining my favourite character but I loved it. I thought it was well thought out and didn't have any impact on the Han Solo I know from the OT.

    I just look at it that working for Jabba for 10 years had turned Solo from the youthful optimist in to the pessimistic smuggler we see in ANH.
     
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