Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by johnjm22, Sep 22, 2018.
I howled with laughter when that *****-bot got severed in half. She got what she deserved.
Part of the problem is that Han Solo on his own doesn't work. It worked so well in the original trilogy because the character was played off of the idealist in Luke and the elitist in Leia.
Just finished it and... it kinda sucks.
Bland, by-the-numbers and not very entertaining.
I am one of the rare people that liked TLJ, but this one was just meh. Did not completely hate it, but it is very forgetable.
I get why it bombed.
I have found myself using a Lando quote from this movie on a few occasions now.
"I don't like it, I don't agree with it, but I accept it."
Would've been better if it was the story of Lando and had less "fanservice" moments explaining a ton of stuff that didn't need explaining about HAn's past (or was already explained better in original expanded universe materials)
It seemed more like a story aimed to explaining where he got all of his stuff, rather than any attempt at a deep character examination.
Make no mistakes, it bombed because of TLJ. Not because of how bad it is. That said, it was... okay? I didn't hate it, I didn't love it. I did love Lando and Woody Harrelson's character, too.
The whole backstory on Han's name was so cringey. That's the humour that TLJ used and why it sucked. That goes straight in line with the space cow milk drinking scene. GOOD humour was the reveal of Chewie, which I should have seen coming but for some reason that scene was good enough at drawing me in and not expecting it.
The Maul cameo was super cool and I hope it stays at that. Rebels/TCW wrote most of Maul's story post TPM so they should leave it to that. He shouldn't appear in an Obi Wan movie, I don't think.
Every scene with Lando was great. And I did like the chemistry of the Han actor with Lando. He was better than I thought he would be. Not amazing but it wasn't too much of a "Look at me, I'm young Harrison Ford" act. Him winning the Falcon was great at the end.
I hope they don't do a trilogy. One was enough.
I really hope the next trilogy takes place waaaaay before or waaaay after any Star Wars movie we've seen so far. Its a trend that exists outside of the Star Wars franchise, but the constant throwbacks to nostalgia are ruining the movies. Just tell your story. As a fan, I don't need dinky little callbacks to the OT and it seems like TFA, TLJ, and Solo are tripping over themselves to try and give that to me. They're cheap, they're not earned, and they're usually used as a substitute for plot.
I'll go further into it if people wanna talk about it, but I think it was a huge mistake for this new trilogy to have Luke, Leia, and Han (soon to be Lando) be a part of the films. They should've set it further in the future when the OT main characters have been dead for a long time. IMHO the new films are handcuffed to old characters and have to drag them through the franchise.
There's an almost infinite amount of storytelling possibilities you can pull from Star Wars. Let's see something new.
It underachieved in parts because of the reception to TLJ, sure, but to word of mouth could have saved it and it didn't because it is a "meh" movie. Very VERY forgettable. Not unwatachable by any means, but just bland.
How is Vader going to fight Maul when he was killed like 20+ years before Anakin became Vader? By Anakins mentor nonetheless.
Unless I am missing something from the extended universe.
Yeah, you're missing stuff from The Clone Wars TV show and Star Wars Rebels.
They ran out of ideas for good villains so they just bring them back to life.
Didn't Boba Fett escape the Sarlacc somehow?
Except bringing Maul back led to good stories
Definitely. He went from being just a blunt instrument in TPM to a more flushed out character through Clone Wars and Rebels. Plus him being where he is for his cameo in Solo makes sense story wise. Now I want to see how he went from there to where he is in Rebels.
Well then it wouldn't have been called Solo - A Star Wars Story.
It bombed because of Deadpool 2.
Movies can under-perform because better ones are out at the same time, but I wouldn't say that they "bomb" because of them. If you're interested in a movie, you'll go to see it eventually. A movie takes up only one evening, after all, and you'll need something to go to see the next weekend and the weekend after that. If you never go to see a particular movie, you probably weren't that interested in it in the first place.
In Solo, I see a movie that audiences just weren't interested in going to see. A Star Wars movie (of which there have been only 10 over the last 40 years) ought to trounce yet another superhero movie (of which there have been 40 over the last 10 years), making Deadpool 2 the victim of poor scheduling, but it was the other way around. That suggests to me that Solo would've bombed (and Deadpool 2 would've been a hit), anyways.
one thing that annoys me is how the movie did not use music like other movies did.
What made Star Wars great was the music--they did not use music to its advantage
Yea, Fett survived.
I am hoping they do a solo movie about him one of these days, hopefully with Temuera Morrison.
No, but it probably would've been a more interesting movie.
"Lando - 50 Shades Of Droid"?
It bombed because of TLJ. Not on its own merits. I definitely agree that it's a bit meh, but it's not offensive like TLJ was.
I will not have this discussion again, but I think TLJ is a better movie than Solo.
It does try to do too much, but Solo is vanilla as hell.
FYI, Kathleen Kennedy got her contract with Disney renewed through 2021.
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