Solo: A Star Wars Story

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  135 min.
Release Date: May 25, 2018
DVD: September 25, 2018
Blu-ray: September 25, 2018
Digital: September 14, 2018
Netflix: January 9, 2019
Netflix: January 21, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 4.19
based on 932 votes and 124 reviews
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Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany

Synopsis

Young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and his girlfriend, Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke), go on the run in order to escape their lives as slaves. Just as they're about to make it, Qi'ra is caught, while Han goes free. Unable to return for her without being killed, Han vows to find her as soon as he's able. He joins the Imperial Army as a pilot, but they soon demote him to foot soldier when he proves unable to obey commands. He meets a criminal named Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) and asks to join his gang, but Beckett doesn't want him. He points Han out to the authorities, who throw him in a pit with a "beast" for disobeying orders. 

As it turns out, the "beast" is Chewbacca. The two escape and find Beckett. Beckett relents and takes the two of them on. It turns out that Beckett has an assignment to steal valuable goods for crime boss and notorious gangster, Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany). 

In need of a ship, Solo and Beckett seek out Captain Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), who owns the Millennium Falcon. Calrissian, along with his droid companion and co-pilot, L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), accompany Solo and his crew on their daring escapades deep within the dangerous criminal underworld.

Director: Ron Howard
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Producer(s): Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel
Screenplay: Jon Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan
Official Site: starwars.com/films/solo

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  • 4 stars "The biggest problem is that the actor playing Han Solo is not Harrison Ford. But who is, huh? Cool movie with many little details and easter eggs for fans and interesting characters. Maybe it has too many plot twists for children to understand what´s going on. Older kids and adults will appreciate it more."
  • 5 stars "Best Star Wars yet!"
  • 2 stars "Wow! Yet another dismal series of explosions, mass killings and 'special effects'. Take away the computer generated effects and you have - not much. Tried to keep track of the number of people and 'things' killed but got bored doing so. Shocked that some parents brought their 3 and 4 year old children to see this mindlessness."