Tom Grove’s review published on Letterboxd:
During an adventure into the criminal underworld Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.
This film was a massive surprise when I first saw it after the extremely disappointing film which is The Last Jedi I didn’t have any high hopes for this but while watching it I was filled with excitement and nostalgia all the way through.
With this second watch I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time the acting,effects, score and all the other things are good and all make up a proper Star Wars story which has a start and a finish.
The actor who is portraying Han Solo does as good of a job as he can due to the mess this film was in. It does take some time to accept that this is a young Han but around half way through I saw that this is a younger version of the character everyone loves.
The best scenes with Alden Ehrenreich In are when he is sharing the screen with Chewbacca The chemistry between young Han and Chewie is engaging and very entertaining to watch.
Altogether the acting is good I believed every performance from Woody Harrelson to Paul Bethany.One of the greatest performances within this latest instalment is Donald Glover as Lando Caleissian who makes this role his own but manages to keep enough of the charm which Billy Dee Williams brought to the character.
The visual effects are great to look at all the way through but this isn’t a film which will win any awards for its effects but the team behind it have managed to create a stunning new look at the Star Wars universe through the smugglers world.
I would live to see a sequel to this film especially because of the Darth Maul scene towards the end and to see what they would do with theses young characters after their origin story is out of the way.