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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 25 May 2018 (USA)
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During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

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Ron Howard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alden Ehrenreich ... Han Solo
Joonas Suotamo ... Chewbacca
Woody Harrelson ... Beckett
Emilia Clarke ... Qi'ra
Donald Glover ... Lando Calrissian
Thandie Newton ... Val
Phoebe Waller-Bridge ... L3-37
Paul Bettany ... Dryden Vos
Jon Favreau ... Rio Durant (voice)
Erin Kellyman ... Enfys Nest
Linda Hunt ... Lady Proxima (voice)
Ian Kenny ... Rebolt
John Tui ... Korso
Anna Francolini ... Imperial Emigration Officer
Andrew Woodall ... Imperial Recruitment Officer
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Storyline

With the emerging demand of hyperfuel and other resources, Han Solo finds himself in the middle of a heist alongside other criminals, where they meet the likes of Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian in an adventurous situation exposing the criminal underworld.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never tell him the odds.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: Red Cup See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,420,489, 27 May 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$213,767,512, 20 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$392,074,197, 16 August 2018
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Music cues from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) play during the Kessel Run, specifically the Tie fighter attack after the escape from the Star Destroyer, and the chase through the asteroid field. See more »

Goofs

When Han and Chewbacca watch Qi'ra fly away, when Chewy puts his hand on Han's shoulder, Joonas Suotamo's finger is visible in the fur. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Han Solo: [trying to hotwire a speeder] Come on! Come on!
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Crazy Credits

The title appears on screen over the opening chase sequence. This is the first (and to date, only) time in the franchise the title has appeared on screen "during the action." See more »

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It's the same as every other generic CGI-fest movie that comes out of Hollywood every week
19 May 2018 | by daemonxhunSee all my reviews

Really, there's nothing special here. Solo: A Star Wars Story is just another movie in the ocean of bad ones that tries to aim for the lowest common denominator in order to bring some bucks for the studio behind it, while it also shamelessly tries to capitalize on the Star Wars name that seen better days.

It doesn't have a clear vision - hell, it doesn't have any at all. The pacing of it is all over the place. The story is cliched, weak, it lacks a strong direction. The jokes most of the time fall flat - most of the time they do not work or feel inappropriate and forced. Also the movie's tone is quite inconsistent, while the actors don't really do a convincing job portraying their characters either.

This movie sums up perfectly what Star Wars has become. What once was the holy grail of pop-culture and a shining beacon of hope that showed how mass-appealing movies can carry just as important messages as art-house movies and dramas, turned into something that's anything but reminiscent of Star Wars. It feels like a 4 days old dry burger from a fast-food restaurant that was halfly chewed and spitted out.

There's only one good thing in this movie that leads to my two star rating: as much as it tried through it's entire runtime, it wasn't able to spin SW in the mud the way The Last Jedi did. This movie just wasn't able to be as disrespectful to the world and characters of Star Wars and to it's fans as The Last Jedi was. Because making such an unbelievably bad and insulting movie takes true talent - that the 'masterminds' behind Solo (fortunately) did not have. Or maybe it just wasn't able to make things worse, because Rian Johnson already killed the Star Wars movies, at least in my eyes.


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