The new Star Wars Han Solo origin film titled Solo: A Star Wars Story is finally out in theatres. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Emilia Clarke as Qi’Ra, and Donald Glover as the young Lando Calrissian. The star cast also includes Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K. Williams, Woody Harrelson, and Thandie Newton.
Directed by Ron Howard, Solo: A Star Wars Story takes audiences back in time to show how a young Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) became the legendary smuggler. The film introduces audiences to Solo’s adventures with criminal gangs and shows how he met Chewbacca and Lando as well as how he came into possession of the iconic ship, the Millennium Falcon.
The film was initially directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. But the director duo was asked to step down just three weeks before principal photography was scheduled to wrap. Ron Howard, who was roped in to finish Solo: A Star Wars Story, reshot almost around 70 percent of Lord and Miller’s footage, as he wanted to go back to the spirit of the original trilogy. Due to expensive reshoots, Solo: A Star Wars Story has become the most expensive Star Wars film ever made. It is reported that the film likely cost over $260 million.
Audiences seem to have a mixed reaction to Solo: A Star Wars Story. While some of them feel that the Han Solo standalone film stood out on fans’ expectations, some others think that the prequel film isn’t as visually stunning as The Last Jedi.
Fans loved Alden Ehrenreich’s portrayal of Han Solo and Donald Glover performance as young Lando Calrissian in the film. Fortunately, the majority of the people enjoyed the adventurous and thrilling ride in a galaxy far away. Overall, it seems to be another win-win for Disney-Lucasfilm with the Star Wars franchise.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is expected to rake in around $170 million in the opening holiday weekend.
You can check out Solo: A Star Wars Story fans reaction in the tweets below.
Have you watched Solo: A Star Wars Story? Did you like it? Let us know in comments below.
Just came back from the cinema I watched Solo: A Star Wars Story and all I can say is wow absolutely brilliant.
— Ashley Stewart (@bigash2988) May 24, 2018
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY was *way* better than the reviews had led me to believe, but then again I'm an unabashed #StarWars devotee.
— Haroun (@harounsiladjan) May 23, 2018
If you’re going to try to reboot the Star Wars saga in a different way than anyone has tried before you’d better deliver the goods. Solo: A Star Wars Story does exactly that. I think the magic key can be summed up in one word: casting. https://t.co/ImXWstdiUH #SoloAStarWarsStory pic.twitter.com/xYHybgk0EY
— Leonard Maltin (@leonardmaltin) May 24, 2018
Happy Solo: A Star Wars Story day! I love this film and I hope you do too!
— Amanda Ward (@realAmandaWard) May 24, 2018
My short review of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Leave the movie theater. Go home. Watch Empire Strakes Back.
You’ll thank me later.
— Michael B (@MichaelMFB) May 25, 2018
opinion: SOLO a Star Wars Story was amazing, and @donaldglover was the perfect Lando
— meg fay (@meg_fayy) May 25, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story: 10/10 speechless
— Ξvan Soell (@esoell88) May 25, 2018
Just Got Back From Seeing Solo A Star Wars Story And I Am Amazed!
— 100% Star Wars (@Starwarslife1) May 25, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story was everything i wanted it to be. a fun, gleeful escape to a galaxy far, far away. kudos to Ron Howard.
— Connor McLaughlin (@connor_mcla) May 25, 2018
SOLO A STAR WARS STORY WAS AMAZING ALDEN WAS AMAZING EVERYONE PLEASE GO SEE THIS MOVIE ALSO THERE'S SOME STUFF THAT'S IN IT THAT DIE HARD STAR WARS FANS WILL LOOOOVE
— Trey Mitchell (@TheTreyinator) May 25, 2018
— Bryan Lindstrom (@PianoManBryan) May 25, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story was phenomenal. Alden Ehrenreich plays an amazing Han, the story flowed well and there were many unexpected twists to leave me on the edge of my seat. That is what Star Wars is all about. #SoloAStarWarsStory
— Nick Giacobbe (@NickGGiacobbe) May 25, 2018
Solo A Star Wars Story is sublime. Alden Ehrenreich delivers a fresh but faithful rendition of the character, The filmmaking is gorgeous and exhilarating, The characters are depthful and loaded with charm and most importantly it shapes Han as a person in a moving way. pic.twitter.com/6QAx4d1Ls3
— Ryan (@RyanDubbbya) May 25, 2018
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