I kid! I kid! The trailer is pretty cool. Perhaps Solo: A Star Wars Story will indeed be an entertaining movie!
I am of the belief that we’ve already reached peak Star Wars saturation. And this is coming from the guy who loves every single new Marvel movie. Still, I just don’t know about Solo. Definitely going to have to see it for myself to find out if it’s any good.
Kind of like most movies.
UPDATE: Here’s the full trailer! My thoughts below remain the same.
I’ve mentioned this before, and it bears repeating, but I don’t care about Solo: A Star Wars Story. I find it hilarious that we’re 3 months away from the movie and are only now getting any sort of trailer, in the same way I find the Dark Universe hilarious. I just don’t think this was a good idea for a Star Wars anthology movie. There’s no improving on Han Solo.
But hey, here’s the Super Bowl trailer.
It looks fine. It’s got all the necessary Han Solo-y stuff in it. And there’s even a touch of comedic craziness. So it’s probably going to be a fine movie that we all generally enjoy in the theaters in a few months.
Hey, did you hear they’re making a new Star Wars movie? Fancy that. Production is already underway, so consider the hype train for Episode VIII in full locomotion. I’m as excited as the next fan. Heck, I’m even excited for Rogue One! I still have no idea how that movie’s going to work.
What would I like to see in Star Wars: Episode VIII?
When The Force Awakens was first announced way back in 2013, I wrote a similar list…and got maybe two of the things I asked for. But back then, we had no idea what to expect. Now we know the story, the characters, the concepts, and I have some new ideas in mind. New hopes and dreams that will, in all likelihood, still be dashed upon the snow like an overworked tauntaun.
But hope springs eternal! so join me after the jump for six things I want to see in Star Wars: Episode VIII! And be warned, there will be SPOILERS for The Force Awakens, just in case you haven’t seen it yet.
Fair warning, there will be SPOILERS later on in this review. Everything before the jump will be spoiler-free, and everything after the jump will have spoilers. I’ll make the distinction clear.
This is not the movie you’re looking for. Or maybe it is. Honestly, I think opinions are going to be all over the map for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For some, it might be a glorious return to that wonderful galaxy far, far away. For me, it was a fine and enjoyable film, but it wasn’t the be-all, end-all cinematic second coming that it was hyped up to be. Instead, The Force Awakens is a fun adventure full of familiar characters that easily entertains.
But if this really is the start of several decades worth of new Star Wars films, one after another, I’m no longer as excited as I was yesterday.
Movie Rating: 6/10 – Pretty Good.
There is definitely a lot to enjoy about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s definitely worth going to see, especially if you’re a Star Wars fan. The new cast all acquit themselves well, meshing splendidly together and with the old, returning cast. Harrison Ford’s aged Han Solo steals the show, with ample support from the legendary Chewbacca. The two of them on screen again is worth the price of admission alone. Lightsabers blaze with iconic glory, the Millennium Falcon is as great as we’ve always know it to be, and this galaxy looks like the lived in, wildly varied galaxy of yore.
But the movie is far from perfect. There are numerous plot contrivances that seem to exist solely to bait the fans’ love for the franchise. Several seemingly important characters barely get any screen time, making you wonder why they seemed like such a big deal in all the advertising. And worst of all, what really took me out of the movie, was the inexhaustible desire to callback to and remember the original trilogy.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens does not take the franchise anywhere new. It revels in the old ways, while presenting just enough new material to guarantee the endless supply of new movies we’re going to get over the next several years (decades?).
But at the very least, Han Solo and Chewbacca are pretty awesome.
Join me after the jump for my full review. Be warned, I really get to rambling a bit. And this is the SPOILER cut off. Read the rest at your own risk.
Is there any cooler, more appreciated character in science fiction than Chewbacca? We all know there’s an awesome actor in that costume, but we also all totally treat Chewbacca as a real person. It’s one of my favorite things about the human race.
But Chewbacca isn’t the only wookiee worthy of our attentions. The Star Wars Universe is a wide and impressive place, filled with all manner of delightful aliens and crazy people. And after Chewbacca made wookiees so cool, the brilliant minds behind Star Wars went out and created a bunch more! The Star Wars Universe is filled with fun and fascinating Wookiees, and here are the coolest ones (who aren’t named Chewbacca)!