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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member08 Jun 2018 10:11 p.m. PST

Much better than what I had become used to recently from the franchise.

Even though I knew that several of the characters weren't at any real risk of getting killed, there were still a few moments that were not completely predictable, which is a big improvement right there. But, most importantly, I didn't catch myself constantly looking at my watch, like I've done on all the recent Star Wars films.

Could it be because it was Opie who directed it?

It was fun to see creepy Clint get smacked around by an android, by the way. He has a very smackable face, as you probably know.

PS. In case you're wondering, my wife dragged me there. Her younger brother is a big fan and we had promised to take him and his young wife to a dinner and a movie. Everyone knew which movie it would be except for me. It was a trap! :)

Korvessa08 Jun 2018 10:22 p.m. PST

I enjoyed it too.

Big Martin Back08 Jun 2018 11:33 p.m. PST

Not seen it yet myself. One of my brothers went to a special pre-premiere showing in London (he's working with Emilia Clarke [Qi'Ra] in a medical charity set-up operation) and he said it was fun. Sorry, a bit of shameless name-dropping there!

Cyrus the Great08 Jun 2018 11:47 p.m. PST

I thoroughly enjoyed it and have recommended it to my friends.

Gokiburi09 Jun 2018 1:27 a.m. PST

I liked it as well.

warwell09 Jun 2018 2:27 a.m. PST

I enjoyed it too, and left the theater wishing there would be a sequel. Pity the box office numbers will deter Disney from doing one.

GreenMountainBoy09 Jun 2018 5:01 a.m. PST

I liked it a lot too. If you can check your baggage at the door, (which is hard to do with a SW movie, I know) it's actually a darned good flick.

John Leahy09 Jun 2018 5:44 a.m. PST

My family and I also liked it. Based on what I was hearing online I figured the Phantom Menace would be several steps up in quality. I was pleasantly surprised. Action was goof throughout. I really liked the scene showing Han' s experience in the military.



Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2018 6:15 a.m. PST

I remember being dragged to a movie that I knew in advance would suck.
Dodgeball is now secretly in my Top 20. (Top 10 are movies you aren't afraid to discuss. Nobody asks about #15, or demands you defend it.)

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2018 9:00 a.m. PST

I liked it a lot.
It matched more of the space opera style the first two had.
To me it felt like this movie was very under promoted.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian09 Jun 2018 11:51 a.m. PST

Doc X, not unlike John Carter?

Personal logo TheWhiteDog Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2018 12:17 p.m. PST

It was the 2nd-best of the new ones, behind Rogue One, IMHO.

Lonkka1Actual09 Jun 2018 1:53 p.m. PST

I think Solo and R1 have been the best Star Wars movies since The Original Trilogy.

These two have more or less the same overall Classic Star Wars Feel TM to them that is lacking from the Episodes 1-, 7 & 8.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2018 6:45 p.m. PST

I was entertained, so I guess I liked it too.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2018 6:50 p.m. PST

Yeah, enjoyable all right. Find it odd so that many people declaim about how they aren't going to see it because it's not very good.

Based on what?

Anyone who is a real fan of Star Wars, and the Star Wars Universe's take on science-fiction fairy tales of good and evil, will enjoy it. Anyone who hates it without actually seeing it probably never really understood what Star Wars was about anyway.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2018 6:51 p.m. PST

Oh, IMHO, of course.

seldonH09 Jun 2018 7:32 p.m. PST

Agreed, my favorites Rogue One and Solo… much better than the new trilogy…

strange that reviews are so bad… it is a fun movie

Axebreaker10 Jun 2018 2:36 a.m. PST

Yeah that's what I keep hearing that's it's actually a pretty decent flick so I'll probably go next week. The new episodes are pretty much toast, but it seems they are making good side SW movies with R1 and now Solo so that's at least positive.


Mr Elmo10 Jun 2018 4:23 a.m. PST

My only complaint is the length. I could've done with one less chase.

Roderick Robertson Fezian10 Jun 2018 9:00 a.m. PST

Some people can't check their baggage at the door, because they have semi-trailer loads of it in their personal fandom.

I don't listen to that kind of crap, whether it's about Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, DC, any sequel, any movie based on a book…

These are flicks, not Cinema. Solo was fun; I might even go see it again.

My only problem was the theatre selling Solo Cups for $3 USD, which seems an awful lot for this:


Okay, really it was this:


The toppers were separate, at $8 USD a pop!

nudspinespittle Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 3:36 p.m. PST

I saw it today with my son. We enjoyed it and like several others, I feel this movie and Rogue One have been the best Star Wars movies since the original trilogy. If you're sitting on the fence, I recommend seeing it.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member11 Jun 2018 5:07 a.m. PST

@ Rod.

Just curious….can you guys take your own drinks & snacks into a theatre?

We can. I'm not cheap (….well…I am Scots….)but mostly I don't like carbonated sugar (aka fizzy drinks/soda) or the fatty, sugary, salty snacks they sell there.

So I'll take in a travel mug of my own coffee (made in a stovetop cafeteria), home made muesli bars & almond biscotti etc. Some times home made sweet chilli nuts.

A lot of average movies are better with quality food & drink.

I also agree with your "no baggage" rules. All these "fans" who constantly whine on fan sites then obviously go to see the movies so they have something else to whinge over. Tiresome.

Roderick Robertson Fezian11 Jun 2018 10:15 a.m. PST

Hey Ochoin,

It's Roderick (or Rory), never Rod… but I digress.

As a combination of Scots (on my Father's side) and Jewish (on my mother's) I tend to be careful with my money too…

No, we can't (officially); it's a small town theatre operating on a shoestring, and concessions are the one thing they don't need to give to the Studios. SO there is a note on the door forbidding outside food & drink BUT, there is no bag-check policy, so if you want to stuff a candybar or baggie of granola in your pocket/knapsack, you can. They also allow you to reuse the big buckets for popcorn and plastic cups for drinks, at half the original price. So that $6 USD bucket of popcorn turns into $3 USD buckets on subsequent visits, which is nice (though we rarely get popcorn anymore).

It's a cheap monthly subscription (kind of like Netflix with a really big screen) and you can watch as many movies as you want.

Now if they had a "check your fan baggage at the door" policy…

Regulars11 Jun 2018 7:34 p.m. PST

The movie was a really good space opera and I enjoyed going to see it.

chromedog11 Jun 2018 10:49 p.m. PST

I enjoyed it.

I also enjoyed the little "legends" nuggets they tossed into it (and there are quite a few of them).

Mimban the bog world (was to be the location for most of the sequel action if SW hadn't had been the success it was One set, shrouded in fog makes production so much easier.). From Splinter of the Mind's eye.

Sharu, Thonboka and Oseon all got mentions by Lando (all three places referred to in that ancient trilogy of novels from 1983).

There's a crystal skull of Xim the despot from one of the really old Han Solo novels, too. (It's NOT a "raiders" prop. They wanted to put callbacks to all that old legends stuff in it. Not to "canonise" it, but because they could. The old EU isn't so much a garbage pile as a tailings pile.
You can STILL get useful stuff out of it, it's just that most of it is still crap.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member12 Jun 2018 4:13 a.m. PST

Is it me or was young Solo made into a down to "Earth" character similar to Malcolm Reynolds of Firefly?

My wife also kept comparing him more to Mal than to the Solo portrayed by Harrison Ford, so maybe it's not just me.

PS. Oh my! This would have probably taken the SW franchise to where it had never gone before:


Paint it Pink13 Jun 2018 9:14 a.m. PST

I enjoyed it. Not blindingly brilliant, but the Kessel Run sequence was worth every moment.

Thomas Thomas13 Jun 2018 1:23 p.m. PST

A highly enjoyable addition to the Star Wars canon. A passable young Solo but no Harrison Ford (but who is?)

Ms. Clarke I found a bit too ernest as a fem fatale but Mr. Harraslson made a fine mentor/enemy leading to a fun Western fun fight stand off (reminding us of the orignal concept for Han).

Those prone to swallowing their tongue when women give orders to men need not worry overmuch – Han does all the driving.

It shows the great folly of boycotting Solo to protest Last Jedi – your trashing a good movie and costing it audience over reaction to a bad movie (which made lots more money as a result). This sends Disney the wrong message.

Rogue One remains the best of the new movies but Solo is also a fine addition (hurt somewhat by the fact we know how it must turn out while Rogue had more room for twists).

And we know why Han shot first…(and how Han did the Kessel run in less parsecs – a measure of distance – he took a short cut).


Borderguy19015 Jun 2018 4:21 p.m. PST

I liked it enough to see it three times in the theatre. I was a great film. All the haters are… Wait. I wont say what they are. What they aren't is Star Wars fans happy to see more Star Wars on the big screen.

Lots of little gems uniting it to the now canon and the rest of the movies. Nice touches.

My only wish is that it had been two movies to develop everything more. More time on Corellia. Seeing Han at the Imperial Academy. More war scenes (more than one battle). Maybe a small job besides the ship heist to gather tools for the coxaium train heist. More work to get to Lando. Double down on everything.

I did hear- not sure if it is true- that it did well enough to green light the Boba Fett movie and a Obi-wan movie. Anyone else hear anything like that?

Craig Woodfield16 Jun 2018 2:53 p.m. PST

Can't really add anything else, except agree that it is a good film.

Axebreaker16 Jun 2018 4:36 p.m. PST

Happy I read the audience review and went and saw the film. It was a good film and felt like Star Wars which is the point. It was fun to watch and if they make them like this and keep away from TLJ approach I'll happily go to more. I don't know if they can salvage episode 9 after all the damage that has been done as it looks pretty bleak, but they are doing a good job with the side ones like R1 and now Solo.


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