Solo: A Star Wars Story

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  135 min.
In theatres: May 25, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.24
based on 820 votes and 109 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 "I really like the Alden Ehrenreich in this movie, he is a good actor. If you haven’t seen the other Star Wars movies you will like this one."
  • 1 star "You might like this one if you never saw the originals, but unfortunately I have, and this doesn't measure up. WHAT were they thinking?"
  • 5 stars "Thought it had a lot of excitement going on. Liked the cast. It was easy to relate the character to the other Star Wars movies."