Solo: A Star Wars Story

2018 • 134 minutes
4.0
1.68K reviews
69%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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Buckle up for the ride of your life aboard the Millennium Falcon! Through a series of daring escapades, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca, forging a bond that will alter the fate of a galaxy in an epic action adventure directed by Ron Howard and written by Jonathan & Lawrence Kasdan.
Rating
PG-13

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The Director & Cast Roundtable
21 minutes
Sit down with director Ron Howard and the stars for an intimate and entertaining discussion of the film's making.
Kasdan On Kasdan
7 minutes
Iconic Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and son Jonathan share what it was like to write the movie's script together.
Remaking The Millennium Falcon
5 minutes
Track the evolution of the galaxy's most famous ship, from Lando's pride and joy to Han's freighter with "special modifications.".
Escape From Corellia
9 minutes
Get behind the wheel for the making of this high-octane chase through the streets of Corellia.
The Train Heist
14 minutes
Explore the challenges and thrills of creating this action-packed sequence, including its remote location and spectacular effects.
Team Chewie
6 minutes
See what it takes to bring your favorite Wookiee to life in this lighthearted look behind the scenes.
Becoming A Droid: L3-37
5 minutes
Meet the newest droid--and the talented actor who helps bring her to life.
Scoundrels, Droids, Creatures And Cards: Welcome To Fort Ypso
8 minutes
Take an in-depth tour of the rough-and-tumble bar where strangers mix and gamblers risk all in the fabled card game, Sabaac.
Into The Maelstrom: The Kessel Run
8 minutes
Join Han and Chewie at the controls of the Millennium Falcon to see how this legendary moment in Star Wars history unfolds.
Proxima's Den
1 minute
Journey deeper into the lair of Lady Proxima as Han plots his escape with Qi'ra.
Corellian Foot Chase
1 minute
As they flee, Han and Qi'ra take desperate measures to throw their pursuers off track.
Han Solo: Imperial Cadet
1 minute
Accused of insubordination, Han must face an Imperial Navy tribunal.
The Battle Of Mimban: Extended
2 minutes
In the midst of a raging firefight, Han and Beckett come to the aid of a wounded comrade.
Han Versus Chewie: Extended
5 minutes
Thrown in a pit by Imperial soldiers to be fed to a ravenous beast, Han must fight for his life--and come up with an escape plan.
Snowball Fight!
1 minute
As Beckett, Chewie and Han trek across Vandor's vast, snow-covered expanse, Chewie gets an inspiration.
Meet Dryden: Extended
1 minute
After the failed coaxium heist, Dryden Vos offers Han an exotic refreshment.
Coaxium Double-Cross
1 minute
On Savareen, as Han and Chewie prepare to deliver the processed coaxium to Dryden, Han suddenly has a better idea.
4.0
1.68K reviews
Darth Thanos
December 10, 2019
Disney has a history of taking old stories and rewriting them. This has proved successful for them when taking old fairy tales, updating them, and editing them to be more appealing to children. However, when they decided to scrap the Star Wars EU, they put themselves at a huge disadvantage. Disney has taken comparatively recent stories (as opposed to the fairy tales they used to rely on) which are well loved and well known among the fan base they are trying to appeal to and decided to rewrite them. What they need to do in order to be successful as this is write a better story than the ones they are replacing. Solo has utterly failed to do that. The original Solo back story was far superior and the move has suffered for having to try and live up to it. Had nobody ever heard of Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, or Chewbacca this movie may have been better received. As a replacement to the wonderful and rich back stories we already had for these characters, this film feels like a lackluster ham-fisted cash grab intended to nod to a few bits of nostalgic sentiment without putting any true effort into story telling. From a technical perspective, the repeated production interruptions and director changes are apparent and the script rewrites left the continuity out of rhythm. The comedic relief feels preachy instead of humorous. There is deeply expressed sentiment that happens on the screen but was never developed so the viewer is unable to share in the loss which makes it feel hollow and forced. Ultimately, there is a reason this is the only SW movie to fail at the box office.
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Keith Thomas
April 17, 2019
2 ½ stars. If Lord & Miller would've been allowed to finish, this would've been a hilarious movie. Trying to take the jokes they set up (L337 & Lando, for instance) & play them seriously, so as not to offend a left-leaning segment of the audience falls flat, as the comedy comes through anyhow. It's a perfectly watchable film, but the music is horrible. I was astounded at just how pedestrian it is. Imagine JW's original themes being mangled and inserted inappropriately.
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Jim Thibault
April 2, 2019
My biggest issue is the movie really adds nothing to the Star Wars story arc. Do not watch this film and you are not losing anything. Next problem some of what you seen did not make good Science Fiction or Fantasy for that matter. Small spoiler the giant beast near a black hole how does this thing survive what does it eat. There were other issues too like at the end à hint to squel... sorry I hope it doesn't happen. Disney just keeps cranking the out and personally I am tired of these films
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