Villain’s review published on Letterboxd:
Very happy to say that I enjoyed Solo a lot. Most of the worries that fans have going into the movie weren’t much of an issue for me. Alden Ehrenreich was established as Han Solo through the marketing campaign and I do think that he really is the star of this movie.
Solo’s story is sticking to what we find familiar, but it’s still able to pull off some unexpected twists along the way. Everyone in the cast is fun and the action scenes have stakes even though we know Han, Lando and Chewie are going to make it out alive.
Of the new characters I thought Woody Harrelson’s Beckett was the stand out. He has such an interesting relationship with Han and shapes the character that Han becomes in the original trilogy. Everyone is expecting to come out and say that Donald Glover stole the show. I was a bit disappointed to find that there isn’t a lot for him to do.
Ron Howard jumped into the director’s chair and saved the day here. Solo is probably my least favourite since the Disney purchase, but it’s still a really fun adventure that is worthy of the Star Wars name.