Solo: A Star Wars Story (Post-release)

What did you think of Solo: A Star Wars Story?


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Strikerkc

Sr Member
Again, I really enjoyed it.
I find it puzzling that some folks said it was worse than The Phantom Menace. I didn't think I would ever hear THAT.
It's the pod racing man... some folks just get hard for the pod racing. Lets TPM edge out Solo in their books.

I understand it.

I watch Equilibrium every time I see it on TV; it's no winner in the grand scheme of things, charming perhaps, but not marvelous; but by god it's got the absurd gun-fu and pistol-whip drum solos in it that keep me transfixed.
 

jarvis

Sr Member
Now having seen what they did with Samuel L Jackson in Captain Marvel makes you wonder if they considered just using Harrison.
 

Psab keel

Master Member
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So all of the things Han brags about in ANH about the Falcon and his efforts are just lies?

In the original film he says it may not look like much but she's got it where it counts because he's done a lot of special modifications himself. Implying that he's souped the ship up (like Bob Falfa in American Graffiti ) to be the fastest in the galaxy.

In Solo we find out the Falcon is fast because a Droid merged with the ships computer and that it looks like a piece of junk because Han decided to fly it so poorly that it gets trashed in the process, to the point that he spends the next 40 plus years doing repairs (they do repairs in TFA) .

It was bad enough that this movie was a checklist origin story but they did this too. Like they do with every movie that has come out since ROTJ and contradict the OT because they can't come up with something new to do with the story. Just recycle the same things over and over and over.

Again they are answering questions no one asked. Who cares how he got his gun? Who cares how the ship is the fastest in the galaxy? And why is Darth Maul still alive? So incredibly stupid. It's fill in the blank Mad Libs Star Wars.
 
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Psab keel

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Still doesn't that kind of detract from Han being a great pilot and being able to navigate what was thought to be impossible? Obviously you need to rely on your instruments but part of piloting is instinct.
 
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Laspector

Sr Member
I don't remember anything in the OT that ever said Han was a great pilot. On Yavin IV Luke said he was a good pilot, that's about it. Yeah, he went through the asteroids, but I don't remember anyone ever actually referring to him as a "great pilot."
 

harrisonp

Sr Member
I think it actually adds to Han’s character if he’s just a decent pilot, and that a lot of his boasting was just fish stories. The biggest grievance I have with the “backstory checklist” is that the Kessel Run has now been defined on screen instead of what always felt like a made up piece of jargon that he tries to pull a fast one on Ben and Luke with.
 

Sluis Van Shipyards

Master Member
I don't think the Kessel Run takes anything away. Some of what Han says has to be true because he is acknowledged as a great pilot. I'm assuming that record would be known among smugglers so that if you tried to take credit you couldn't show up in those circles. Sort of like how it would probably be a bad idea to go around saying you're a Navy SEAL when that can easily be figured out.
 
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