Solo: A Star Wars Story ★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

There's a disturbance in The Force. Disney's newest is not exactly charming the box office. Here at my screening in China, and on only its second day of release, there were twelve people including my party of eight Canadian expats at a 4DMax screening. Ironically, I think this is closer to the kind of movie original trilogy fans would prefer. Too little, too late.

Finally, this is a Disney Star Wars entry that just goes for dumbass cheap thrills and is truly a B movie. It seems lodged somewhere between Spaceballs and The Ice Pirates, and is another example of Disney trying awkwardly to clone what worked so well a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Foolish, campy, and maybe even a bit self-aware. It's a fucking mess, mostly.

There are some fun surprises and I do enjoy callbacks that involve the Creature Cantina and all that bizarre alien scum and villainy. Red Skull pops up out of the blue. Oops...I mean, Darth Maul. He can't resist showing that chick his double-edged saber, even if it's just a hologram. Keep it in your pants, you horny devil.

There's a Mario van Peebles sci-fi flick called Solo that looks kinda sweet, btw. 5.5/10

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