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OFFICIAL NEWS Solo Reaction Thread

Discussion in 'Solo' started by DailyPlunge, May 12, 2018.

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    I think this is a really nice and enjoyable Star Wars movie. I liked all the characters in the movie and young Solo and even more young Lando were casted great. Daniel Glover as Lando was terrific. Also that last scene with Qi'ra and Maul was so awesome. Great seeing Maul again. Further more I liked the typical SW references through the movie, like all Empire things with Stormtroopers, the Star Destroyer and the TIE-fighters scene. I give it 8 out of 10.
     
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    One thing I definitely noticed the second time I saw the film was the sound. I think the first theater I saw the film didn't have good sound because the explosion at the end of the train scene was amazing. I mentioned this earlier but the movie business needs to work on theater consistency.
     
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    Liked it well enough. Kind of wish we could see the Lord/Miller version as well.
     
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    Remember the scene where L3 was cutting the gate open? This scene felt very different from the rest of the movie, like it was taken from some stupid comedy, like the "Pineapple express". I bet that was what L&M version would be like.
     
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    Not sure if I can verbalize this correctly, but the biggest problem I have with Solo is that the movie didn't have it's priorities straight.
    What should've been dramatic high points in the movie, were just things that kinda happened along the way as we watched some other story.
    This movie wasn't "about" Han Solo. Instead, Han was the lead in a "heist" movie, and along the way some of the things we'd heard about happened to happen.
    Did we get some backstory on Han? Sure. But did any of it make you say "Wow! I never would've guessed it went down like that!" I know I didn't.
    In my mind, there were 3 major events that should've been the focal points of the movie, and the story should've been centered around these 3 things.

    #1 - Han meets Chewie and an unbreakable bond is created.
    #2 - The dynamics of Han & Lando's relationship, and Han winning the Falcon.
    #3 - The Falcon making the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs.

    Did these things happen? Yes. Did they happen in a compelling and memorable way? No. They felt slapped-on and lackluster.
    I felt the PT suffered from the same lack of focus. But that's another story...
     
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    Underrated post. Agree with all of this. They're just films ffs. Even if they offend your delicate sensibilities in some way. Solo is a tremendously fun flick and deserves to be seen and enjoyed by everyone who's even had even a passing interest in Star Wars. Even if you are one of those fans who hated ROTJ/The PT/ST there is literally nothing to hate about this film. It's the most fun I've had at the cinema since GOTG and it's very similar in tone. If you hated TLJ or are on the fence/sick of Star Wars just watch it, you will not regret it, pretty much everyone who's seen it so far would agree
     
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    They scene with Han and Chewie at the railing of the ship that Beckett stole, where they just get to talk, really for the first time, is so touching and well done.

    Han: "Thanks for helping me get out of there."

    Chewie: "AAAWARRRGGH" (my translation - "But I got us captured, sorry..."

    Han: "No, they only took you 'cause of me... Hey, I got us a real sweet deal here. We do this one job with them, we make some real money, and then we're free. When's the last time you could say that?"

    Chewie: "ARRAWAROOOO" (My translation - "Yeah, it's been a LONG time...."

    Han: "Been a while for me too."

    Capture-han and chewie at the railing.JPG


    The score starting at 2:10 here is this scene......
     
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    After my second viewing, I have more opinions, reactions and theories.

    Too much to remember now (like easter eggs). Hope to come here again after home release.

    -The first one is that this movie will grow for sure in every viewing, like Rogue One. The level of detail (visually and in script terms speaking) is absolutely brillliant. In my opinion, If Kasdan had not been involved in this film, this would have been a disaster, a totally mess. So many connections (with OT and RO specially), so many clues, so many lines, so many subtile references that make the film so good. It's all excellent measured. Knowing Chewie, Kessel Run, knowing Lando, the MF, the empire, the typical Han's behavior, growing in a subtile manner with the tremendous characterization of Alden and Kasdan's script.

    -The humor: perfect. It's a serious movie. The characters acts make a real and natural humor.

    -Yes, I want to know more stories about this Han and Chewie, Enfys Nest, Qi'ra, the gangsters and bounty hunters out there. Hope It will do a decent worldwide gross to make a second part.

    -My "who is Enfys Nest" silly theory. And sorry if someone said that. At the third act she talks to main characters (specially Beckett) about her mother, and what she would have done in that situation (as if Beckett knew it). Really can't rememeber the lines but while watching it I remember I thought about it. Aurra Sing could be her mother (that's why they introduced her in Beckett and Lando's conversation with a backstory, and that's probably why Enfys is always behind Beckett)). Aurra is near human, a human hybrid, with a fiery brown (red?) hair. This could explain the dark red in Enfys hair and those cheks full of big freckles and big special fisonomy in her face (Something like that Return of the Jedi hybrid dancer in Jabba's palace has around her neck. Curious, Boba Fett knows what I am talking about becuase...). Reading wookiepedia I thought in the absurd theory that Boba Fett (an unalterable human clone who was trained by Aurra Sing) could be the father of Enfys Nest. Don't take me too seriously ;) But that's what I thought. SW it's all about family. Perfect to see Enfys in Boba Fett movie.
     
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    It was fun, and I think a lot of people will come around to it later, if not now. Except maybe the die hard love to hate types. If they want to keep the characters, story, franchise alive in the future, they have to play with other people added to the galaxy, and other people playing Han Solo, Lando, and whoever else. Even if it's just a few years. With Obi-Wan, that was done so well, and with so much time that it was taken to be one of the great things about the prequels even by some of the most skeptical of them. In the long run, I think this film will be better received as time goes on. People are flat out hating it that have never seen it, though I understand if someone doesn't like it when they did see it. I loved it, and I didn't want it, but now I want more.
     
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    Have to come clean. I had some time today and with Solo bombing I simply felt like seeing it, so I could talk about it. So I did. I've always said I was likely to see it once.

    I thought it was pretty clear that Chewie said the opposite. That they came back for him, not Han. (which was true). Then Han gave the opposite view correct him to make himself look better.

    Per the movie itself... didn't really care for it and waited some time to think why. My main problem being that it doesn't fit well into the overall universe and 'Han' doesn't end up where he should. When we first meet him in Episode 4, he's only out for himself and is a cynical b****** that just wants to get paid so he can clear his debts before the Hutts kill him. The point of Episode 4 is he goes from that, to saving the galaxy through meeting and having an adventure with Luke, Leia, and Ben.

    Having Han be basically a bleeding heart that helps out people Just Because its right? That's not the Han at the start of the OT. Now, you could say they might get there after a 2nd and 3rd film, but he's leaving to work for the Hutts at the end of this film as a tie to 4, and we aren't likely to get those movies. As such, it acts as much of a bridge as Rogue One to Episode 4, but in turn... not at all. It basically makes the character a mess.

    The action was decent, the end stuff with Bettany and Harrelson and the double or triple-cross was confusing and a lot of handwaving. And the whole loving your droid a bit TOO MUCH by Lando was a joke. All in all, while it wasn't a disaster of TLJ proportions, as its easily disposable by design, it was barely a good film and did no real service to the character of Han Solo. They simply tried to turn him into an idealist, when the character was anything but at the start of the OT. Beckett was closer to the character of Han Solo, than Han Solo was.

    Either way, it didn't leave me with any want or need to a) see it again, or b) have future followups. Particularly with the flatline of the Darth Maul cameo out of nowhere, which really made no sense either in how he survived(that they expect you to have watched some TV series is lol wrong lol), or why he'd be in charge of the Crimson Dawn.

    Those who likely stayed away because of how Luke was treated in TLJ, were probably vindicated in that decision as they really scrambled up the character of Han Solo in this movie.
     
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    It's obvious that no one will come around and watch this movie. And this is a damn shame, because I think it's first-rate. Along with "Rogue One", it's the only Disney Star Wars movie that I genuinely enjoyed.

    It's a damn shame that this film bombed at the box office. Right now, I'm at the point in which I no longer have any faith in the media and other movie fans, who keep praising films I despise and putting down films that I genuinely like. It's becoming more and more common.


    After reading this, I'm trying so hard not to shove my fist through the computer screen out of sheer frustration after reading the above. I think "Solo" will be the last Disney SW movie I will bother to go see (I plan to see it again real soon). I certainly have NO desire to see "Episode IX", after being disappointed with the crap fest known as "The Force Awakens" and "The Last Jedi".
     
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    Sorry, but this is the whole point of the movie: to know where a young Han has learned all he knows and why he acts like he does as we know from OT. To see that when he was young he acted as we know but in an unexperienced way.

    Beckett is a perfect mentor for Han. He is like a father to him and is so clear that Han has been influenced by Beckett, even the way he talks. We are what we have learned, adapted to our behavior.


    Agreed on your Darth Maul part.
     
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    Except Episode 4 Han WAS Young Han. He shouldn't have been much older than he was in Solo. They even made a point of tying him to the Hutts with the Tatooine reference at the end of the movie, so we can see how he got into his Episode 4 starting position. They even made reference to Bespin to setup Lando for Episode 5. The idea that they were old friends is kind of...? Lando/Han was kind of sketchy, but at least worked well enough. How many years are supposed to have passed between the end of Solo and the start of 4? My issue is how awkward the transition is supposed to be with the timelines and that basically Han's arc in 4 is basically the same as in Solo, which doesn't really work back to back.

    Oh... I know what they were going for. But the Han shown in Solo is more idealist, than scoundral, and that doesn't change by the end of the film. Maybe it would have by the end of two more, but those won't happen.

    I also think this really starts to point out as people have said the two types of SW fan. There are Saga fans(which is where the General Audience is), and those that dig stories about the galaxy itself(like that one guy holding a torch for a set of Old Republic movies).

    If this movie showed anything, its that General Audiences couldn't really care less about the second, and that type of film is likely what Rainy was really wanting to make, while feeling bogged down by the restrictions of the first.

    Either way... its a bit like Marvel. Marvel took years building up trust with the fans and delivering arcs before slipping the weird stuff like Space Marvel or Quantum Marvel in there. Lucasfilm didn't. Had they kept it legit throughout the ST and built up credibility showing they could deliver Saga movies(plural) and down the middle standalones, before trying to jump to movies with arcs outside of The Saga, they probably would have had a better go of it.

    But right now, I don't see how they haven't fully and truly screwed themselves but good, as the audience won't trust them to deliver anything at this point.
     
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    My reaction to Solo:

    What have they done to my beloved Corellia? Turned it into a polluted cesspool? Oh, those bloody Imps are going DOWN! This is NOT okay!
     
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    Finally saw Solo today and loved it! It’s the first Disney SW movie I didn’t have to see a 2nd or 3rd time to confirm whether I liked or disliked it.

    It’s pure 1977 SW as it’s a great action/adventure and doesn’t take itself too seriously. I liked the actor playing Han (which I didn’t think I would). I actually think it worked for me cause he didn’t do a straight impression and sort of put his own spin.

    Ron Howard hasn’t lost his touch as I cared about every character and that is the key to any movie. The irony is that my 2 favorite Disney movies are Solo and R1, as I have really soured on the Saga movies (I only cared about the Saga movies when Disney bought the franchise).. I don’t want to see a deconstruction of the OT and Luke as that’s probably why the Saga movies are not for me. The standalones have alittle more freedom, yet still stay true to the OT storyline.

    My new canon and viewing order:

    Solo
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    Solo finally came out and I got to see it twice this weekend! I LOVED it! I was grinning ear-to-ear for nearly the entire movie the first time I saw it, and enjoyed it nearly just as much the second time (I didn't enjoy it as much since it had been less than a day since the first time and allergies were killing me).

    Y'all, it was fun. It was just a feel good movie that I really needed, and I wish it came out in December instead of May/June.

    The main characters (Han, Qi"ra, Lando, Beckett) where all well done, and I'd honestly like to see them return sometime.

    The soundtrack was fantastic (it's still in my head), the action was well stylized, and the humor was on point.

    The big reveal at the end was spoiled for me, but seeing the reaction on my friends' faces was worth it.

    I went in to this movie thinking it would be a train wreck or divisive, and I came out really liking it. I thought beforehand like how many critics think: if this movie is necessary, why show it?

    But after seeing it twice, I remembered why we have these Star Wars Stories. They were originally called Anthology films for a reason. To show the stories outside the main ones. The ones that can't fit in. And while I do stand by the fact that we're supersaturated with OT material at this moment, I think losing sight of that original objective has hurt the perception of what these movies are supposed to be.

    Overall, I really enjoyed this movie. It wasn't perfect, and I have a good size of problems, but the overall fun factor outweighs any problems I have. It's a fun space western that I think harkens back to the true roots of Star Wars.

    Current ranking of Disney Films:
    1. TFA
    2. Solo
    3. R-1
    4. TLJ
     
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    I'm really late, but I thought it was awesome! It's going to be a long wait for Episode 9. Lol.
     
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    Here are my thoughts about Solo and what I feel was a lost opportunity:

    Idea 1:
    They should have made a 'Lando' film with Donald Glover as the main character instead. This is all unexplored territory and Solo should have been at best a cameo, or you could have even set him up as a complete scoundrel from Lando's point of view that takes his ship.

    Idea 2:
    With a few cosmetic changes they could of kept 90-95% of the movie as-is in concept and created something fresh and original: A Shadow of the Empire movie
    - Instead of Solo make the main character Dash Rendar
    - Instead of Chewbacca the Wookie use the Nautolan navigator Eaden Vrill
    - Have Emilia Clarke play Javul Charn instead of Qi'ra
    - Replace the Falcon with the Outrider
    - Instead of Dryden Vos and Crimson Dawn use Prince Xizor and Black Sun
    - Instead of L3-37 use Leebo LE-BO2D9
    - Tweak the Sabacc scene and use the amazing computer effects like we see in Disney Marvel movies and have a young Harrison Ford at the table for a cameo with Dash or just use Anthony Ingruber
    - Keep Donald Glover as Lando, slightly change his role to fit the story.
    - Keep the idea/ events of the Kessel Run as seen, it's very Star Warsy... just call it something else. Trying to explain the wrong use of Parsec just compiles the problem and makes it worse.


    Anyway, that's my thoughts and opinion on Solo.
     
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    I'm glad they didn't do any of this.
    Solo is one of my favorites.

    Cheers,
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    Solo turned out great!

    I wouldn't say no to a Shadow of the Empire film/animation though.
     
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