Solo: A Star Wars Story ★★★½

Much, much improved from Rogue One

There were a few sequences, the train heist in particular, where I was feeling a bit bored at the  big cgi spectacle, but the movie would generally slow down after, and I was very thankful for that. You have characters trying to bluff their way through card games and stealing speeders. We have a scene where past lovers embrace and kiss in a literal closet, and you could actually feel chemistry between them. That is a wonderful thing. 

Donald Glover is obviously smooth as Lando, Woody Harrelson was playing Woody like usual, and I actually liked Ehrenreich as Han. And, what do you know, I liked Emilia Clarke in this. I don't watch Game of Thrones and hated her as Sarah Connor in Terminator: Genisys, so I had written her off. Paul Bettany was low key menacing as Vos, and I liked that the main antagonist was just a rich guy. 

Of course, there were things I didn't like, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed Solo.

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