Coolnilk’s review published on Letterboxd:
Just like with Rogue One, Solo doesn't exactly bring anything innovative to the table as it once again is a prequel anthology film for the Star Wars universe except this time around, it stars a young Han Solo who is suitably portrayed by Alden Ehrenreich.
At first, I wasn't into Ehrenreich's performance in the initial instance he shows up on screen, but as the film went on, I surely bought into his performance as a much younger and more open Han Solo before his grand adventures with Luke and Leia later on in his career. Ehrenreich is no Harrison Ford of course when you justly compare him to Ford's performance as the significantly more conventional version of Han Solo that we see during the original trilogy, but for this film that attentively explores Han Solo's roots, he definitely carried out a proper job with that well-known character once he meets up with Chewbacca and the numerous others who are promptly introduced throughout the film. Also, never thought I'd see Paul Bettany play not just a villain, but a villain in the ever present Star Wars universe. That was intriguing to grasp for sure as he portrays that specific villain for the entire film quite masterfully.
In the end though, I genuinely wasn't expecting to enjoy this film so much as it's likely the most unneeded one they've made so far out of all of the Star Wars films, yet I assuredly did have a quality time with it when it was all said and done.