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Reply #210 on: July 07, 2018, 06:23:00 PM

What do you mean one third of the time? Deadpool 2 came out before Solo. It's also still in theaters while Solo is long gone.

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Reply #211 on: July 07, 2018, 06:30:02 PM

You’re right. I somehow thought that Solo had been out since March/April
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Reply #212 on: July 08, 2018, 08:05:02 PM

I liked Solo.  I thought young Han was fine.  Young Lando was great.  The story was decent, the action was decent, overall not a bad way to pass a couple hours.

Really that's all I ask of a movie these days.
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Reply #213 on: July 09, 2018, 09:28:59 AM

Saw this and actually enjoyed it a lot as well.  Nothing ground breaking, but very Star Wars in feel, and a much better constructed movie than TLJ.

I will agree that the only odd flaw (But still minor over all) is that Han doesn't change as a character through this.  Everything was perfectly there in the writing for a good character arc. 


All of that should have taken him in a nice perfect arc of getting more and more cynical jaded, setting up the Han we know.  A rouge who is still mostly good at heart, but with a deeply cynical take on the world and very focused on himself rather than others anymore.  Yet he literally flies off laughing as the exact same 'heart of gold' naive youth he was at the start of the film, after every terrible thing that just happened to him.

Again, this didn't take away my enjoyment of the film, I just thought it was an unfortunate oversight considering the writers all did their parts perfectly in setting up everything.  The actor and/or director just didn't seem to get the memo....

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Reply #214 on: July 11, 2018, 11:58:54 AM

Solo just has a Pollyanna can-do Dudley Do-right thing from beginning to end.

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Sorta my impression as well... I kept wondering why this doughy suburban dolt was wandering around the underworld.

Solo isn't a tent-pole movie because there's nothing interesting or compelling about Solo... I don't have a strong opinion on whether that's the fault of bad casting, bad writing, bad directing, bad acting or all of the above... just that a movie about Solo has to nail the Solo character.  They didn't do that on any level.  What I do see is a lot of people filling in gaps with what they like about Han and trying to salvage something to like about Solo.

The rumors I heard about changing directors because the movie was too funny/light make me wonder either how bad the original was, or how stupid they were to think that unfunny and not-dark would be better.  But I'll admit that my rumor mongering is third hand and half-hearted at best, so maybe the rumors are way off.
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Reply #215 on: July 14, 2018, 02:40:46 PM

Saw this and actually enjoyed it a lot as well.  Nothing ground breaking, but very Star Wars in feel, and a much better constructed movie than TLJ.

I will agree that the only odd flaw (But still minor over all) is that Han doesn't change as a character through this.  Everything was perfectly there in the writing for a good character arc.  


All of that should have taken him in a nice perfect arc of getting more and more cynical jaded, setting up the Han we know.  A rouge who is still mostly good at heart, but with a deeply cynical take on the world and very focused on himself rather than others anymore.  Yet he literally flies off laughing as the exact same 'heart of gold' naive youth he was at the start of the film, after every terrible thing that just happened to him.

Again, this didn't take away my enjoyment of the film, I just thought it was an unfortunate oversight considering the writers all did their parts perfectly in setting up everything.  The actor and/or director just didn't seem to get the memo....

Personally I like the idea that Han has always been a good hearted person (even if he doesn't respect the law) and has always tried to act tough, villainous, scummy but the whole thing is an act just to survive. After he hooks up with the gang in ANH he is finally allowed to act a little like the person he really is hence why he comes back and shoots Vader's Tie Fighter at the end then eventually marries the Princess.
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