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So what did you think about Solo: A Star Wars Story ??? *NO* SPOILERS

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Re: So what did you think about Solo: A Star Wars Story ??? *NO* SPOILERS

Postby Davaider » Fri May 25, 2018 11:23 pm

I thought it was Excellent, the film grew stronger as it went on. Was always interested in this film once Ron Howard took over

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Postby MarkG » Sat May 26, 2018 12:27 pm

I'm enjoying these 'stories' more than the recent films...

Rogue 1 was a superb tie in / link film and Solo is just as good as a character telling story..

Ron Howard did a superb job with this one and hopefully he'll be at the helm of a few more..

If you've been hesitant in seeing it... don't.. you won't be disappointed.
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Postby Darth Bobby » Sat May 26, 2018 8:34 pm

Loved it.

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Postby Seahawks » Sun May 27, 2018 8:24 am

Took my wife and kids to see Solo the other night and overall they liked it and were very entertained. My wife even enjoyed it and she is not a SciFi/Fantasy fan at all. We all agreed the actor who played Han did a good job and made the role his own enough that we weren’t always trying to compare him to Harrison Ford’s Han.

I’ll be honest, I was relieved that I could still enjoy a new SW film after my extreme disappointment with TLJ. I came to the realization awhile ago that the SW franchise will never meet my full expectations. I was spoiled by all the great films of my youth (The OT, Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET, Back to the Future, etc). I was fortunate to see them at a time I was most impressionable.

The fact of the matter is my expectations for these new films are lower these days and I’m no longer 10 years old. I never go to the theater anymore except to see the new SW films. Sure I can fight it and make a stand about how everything is garbage these days, or I can take my kids to a movie now and then like my folks did when I was young and enjoy it together. I had a blast on the drive home discussing the parts we did and didn’t like and trying to figure out the meaning of certain scenes. Solo is an entertaining and fun ride. It has a few elements that bring me back to the original films I so love, but was different enough to keep me guessing.

At this point, I am not expecting any amazing revelations that I can buy into in this new SW Universe. My passion for Star Wars lies in the OT and always will. I still have the ability to compartmentalize elements (or entire films in at least one or two cases) if I don't like something. I prefer that many of the questions out there remain unanswered as it ads to the mystique of the SW Universe. That being said, I have enjoyed 3 of the 4 new films for what they are.

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Postby TEEBO1979 » Sun May 27, 2018 6:26 pm

Thank God for Ron Howard. What an excellent movie. Just what a Star Wars film should be, highlights even more how terrible TLJ is. It was well written, Directed and acted.
If you let TLJ stop you from seeing this movie then you will be cutting your nose off to spite your face.
I put this on a par with Rogue One.

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Postby Pulsar » Mon May 28, 2018 9:15 am

TEEBO1979 wrote:Thank God for Ron Howard. What an excellent movie. Just what a Star Wars film should be, highlights even more how terrible TLJ is. It was well written, Directed and acted.
If you let TLJ stop you from seeing this movie then you will be cutting your nose off to spite your face.
I put this on a par with Rogue One.



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Postby yoda » Mon May 28, 2018 10:26 am

Just back from my second viewing and I still love it. I rate this one above R1 and it shows these movies can still be made for everyone to enjoy.
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Postby indianawars » Mon May 28, 2018 10:56 am

I watched a couple videos on youtube this morning, and It's really starting to infuriate me how these people seem to think that they can pass judgment on a movie they haven't seen because they're "boycotting" it. Yes, a lot of us were disappointed by TLJ, but that doesn't mean you should start tearing down another movie when you haven't seen it. I've seen Solo twice now, and I thought the first viewing was brilliant, but the second viewing was fantastic! These people aren't the "real" fans like they portray themselves to be. They're a bunch of whiny, self-centered trolls that have nothing better to do. Those that can't do, criticise.
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Postby Grant_C » Mon May 28, 2018 12:02 pm

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Postby Michael Sith » Mon May 28, 2018 1:34 pm

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All the things I dislike, good old fashioned values need a come back, stop with all the reality TV and so called celebrity.

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Postby Woolyniner » Mon May 28, 2018 2:08 pm

I enjoyed it as did all of my family. I quite like these one offs.

I wonder if Han Solo will make a re-appearance in the Boba Fett film?

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Postby Cazza » Mon May 28, 2018 4:32 pm

Woolyniner wrote:I enjoyed it as did all of my family. I quite like these one offs.

I wonder if Han Solo will make a re-appearance in the Boba Fett film?


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Postby TheJabbaWookie » Mon May 28, 2018 4:40 pm

It’s a really good film. A tiny bit safe, a little bit linear but really enjoyed in nonetheless. Rate it just behind R1. It seems to me they’ve set this up for a sequel, one where we’ll get to meet a few more characters from the OT. Did I hear Alden Ehrenreich has signed on for another two films?

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Postby edd_jedi » Mon May 28, 2018 5:04 pm

I enjoyed it, probably my favourite of all the new films so far. Mainly because it had far less corny tie ins and in-jokes than the other recent films. It did make me think though, this could have been a very good sc-fi film without the Star Wars links, I don't think it being a SW film or having SW characters in it made me enjoy it any more.

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Postby StarWarsFan » Mon May 28, 2018 5:28 pm

Really enjoyed it. Was on par with R1.


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