Solo a star wars story (2018) – review most popular ways to make money dagon dogs

The acquisition and assimilation of star wars into the amorphous most popular ways to make money blob that pulses with money, otherwise known as the “disney franchise catalog”, has seen the rapid growth in the extended star wars most popular ways to make money universe. We’ve seen the story continue past the original trilogy with most popular ways to make money episodes VII and VIII. We’ve also seen a side story that filled in some most popular ways to make money gaps that no one really felt was necessary to fill. Surprisingly, I found the completely unnecessary side story of rogue one most popular ways to make money to be more interesting, ambitious, and entertaining than the introduction of the next generation in most popular ways to make money force awakens, or the baffling disaster of last jedi. Solo is the latest attempt at expanding the star wars most popular ways to make money universe without going further down the timeline and interfering with most popular ways to make money the events of the so-called “main canon”. Being a side-story certainly seemed to help make solo more interesting and most popular ways to make money unique than VII and VIII, but that’s a low bar to step over, as far as I’m concerned.

Considering the fact that this movie went through a number most popular ways to make money of rewrites and directors before still managing to come out, I suppose it deserves some recognition for not being a most popular ways to make money complete mess. Then again, it also probably needed to come out in order to most popular ways to make money keep the love and adoration of han solo alive in most popular ways to make money the general public before the everyone in this woke #metoo world realizes that the character was a womanizing dick most popular ways to make money who used a princess to get his reward money and most popular ways to make money kind forced himself on her in episode V. I imagine some executive at disney yelling: “better come out with an origin story about him and most popular ways to make money how he’s really a good guy, quick! It doesn’t matter if the movie ends up mediocre! We just need to make sure han solo stays cool most popular ways to make money and can be remarketed towards children!”

Han solo is an orphan with a dream to become most popular ways to make money the greatest pilot in the galaxy. After escaping a soviet-style planet and then joining the navy, he becomes one. However, he left his girlfriend behind and wants to get her most popular ways to make money back. Lucky for him, he doesn’t have to, because he runs into her anyway. But now, he’s gotten himself into an endless cycle of doing dirty most popular ways to make money work for criminals. Good thing he enjoys the hustle of it all. But then, maybe he has a conscience about his self-centered nature and whether or not he should help others most popular ways to make money in need. Good thing that character arc was already resolved in episode most popular ways to make money IV so he can just be a good guy here most popular ways to make money in his origin story!

I know my sardonic synopsis may seem a little unfair most popular ways to make money to the movie, but that’s really what happens. Note all the somewhat awkward and rapid conclusions to problems most popular ways to make money that han solo encounters. These are signs of a script that was written and most popular ways to make money rewritten and rewritten. Someone came up with a plot and they started filming most popular ways to make money right away because these movies are working on a strict most popular ways to make money release schedule of a new star wars movie every year. Then, that script and its conflicts for the characters had to most popular ways to make money change, but there was already work done on the old story most popular ways to make money that couldn’t just be thrown away. So, by the time this movie came out, solo became of a script held together by band-aids and conveniences. Had the main plot of solo been the real idea most popular ways to make money from the beginning, I bet it would have turned out a very different most popular ways to make money movie than what it is.

With a movie title like solo, set in the star wars universe, you kind of have the expectation that this is a most popular ways to make money movie that centers around one of the most popular characters most popular ways to make money from that universe. I can say that it does this, sort of. The problem with solo is that, while it presents itself as an origin story for han most popular ways to make money solo (that no one ever asked for), it doesn’t justify its existence with any meaningful information around the most popular ways to make money titular character. We learn how he gets his iconic gun, how he gets involved in the outlaw business, how he gets his last name because he didn’t have one already for some reason (it’s really dumb), how he first meets lando and the millenium falcon, and how he meets the love of his life, chewbacca. Aside from maybe the way he met chewbacca—which still isn’t that interesting, everything else about the character that actually would be interesting most popular ways to make money is neglected: how did he become such a skilled pilot? How did he become so good at shooting? What sort of terrible events led him to become the most popular ways to make money scruffy-looking ruffian with a cynical view of the world?

Han’s not a good guy. Except he is; even one of the other characters tells him that, and he clearly demonstrates his capacity for good throughout the most popular ways to make money entire movie. In fact, there was never a moment where I felt like he most popular ways to make money was conflicted about doing something bad. Even in the scene where he’s infantry for the empire, shooting at people we would assume to be the “good guys” in the star wars universe, his enemies are never personified in anyway: we never see who he’s fighting.

That last point is what I find to be the most popular ways to make money most frustrating. Any sort of opportunity to paint him as a complex most popular ways to make money or conflicted anti-hero—the thing that made han solo interesting in the first most popular ways to make money place—is brushed aside to make him the hero of this most popular ways to make money mediocre, white-bread origin story. It’s not like there weren’t opportunities either. In fact, there were multiple moments where things could have gotten more most popular ways to make money interesting. He’s involved in multiple heists during the movie. None are explained very well beforehand and end up being most popular ways to make money extremely simple jobs that aren’t interesting at all, but there was an opportunity to make the heists more most popular ways to make money meaningful. In his first heist, he steals from the empire (bad guys). After the second heist, he’s told he’s been doing work for bad people the whole time most popular ways to make money and should stop. Guess what he does?

In stark contrast to the lack of complexity to the most popular ways to make money main character, is han’s girlfriend, danaerys targarian Q’ira (emilia clarke). Upon conveniently crossing paths with her, it’s revealed that she is working for the antagonist of most popular ways to make money the movie, has done some terrible things in the past three years most popular ways to make money since he saw her last, and may have changed for the worst since they parted most popular ways to make money ways on their homeworld. Just like that, she suddenly becomes the most interesting character in han solo’s movie for being a femme fatale, possible double-agent. Too bad that doesn’t really build to anything meaningful, or even damage han in a way to explain his most popular ways to make money cynicism of “later” films that he suddenly gets at some point to replace most popular ways to make money the overwhelming optimism he seems to have the whole time most popular ways to make money here.

Essentially, one of the biggest problems that solo has is that most popular ways to make money it’s a movie about han solo. Had this been a completely separate movie about characters whom most popular ways to make money we had no previous associations, it still would have been a dull adventure, but it wouldn’t have been held back by the fact that this most popular ways to make money was supposed to be a movie about a character who most popular ways to make money was already well-established in the star wars universe. If it had been about dan bolo, or stan yolo, it would have been a fun little romp of an most popular ways to make money adventure and my criticisms around how they didn’t bother to develop the character wouldn’t be so pointed, because who case about ran polo? Ban rolo seems like a pretty nice guy who’s willing to help people out of a jam, skilled at flying ships (at least that’s what everyone tells me), and seems to have a thing for confident women who most popular ways to make money might be plotting to kill him. Hope it all works out for him. Oh good it does. Neat.

It’s a shame there are so many missed opportunities because most popular ways to make money there are some good qualities to solo. The heists are woefully simple, but the action is still fun in some ways. The character dynamics are interesting and loaded with potential because most popular ways to make money it sets up for a lot of backstabbing espionage. Not to mention, there’s a cool lovecraftian alien in the middle of the most popular ways to make money movie.

The acting is also perfectly fine across the board. Donald glover does a terrific job channeling billie dee williams’ lando. Woody harrelson is fun as the mentor, beckett. Emilia clarke is great as Q’ira, the love interest with a dark past. And even alden ehrenreich is okay as han solo. I felt like his portrayal was more like jack black most popular ways to make money doing an impression of harrison ford as a young han most popular ways to make money solo, but I also think that a lot of the faults most popular ways to make money of his performance lie with the bad script and it’s poor attempts at humor or characterization. It’s as though the writers only knew han solo from most popular ways to make money return of the jedi, after he had become a joke of a character and most popular ways to make money figured, “if we make him say ‘I want to be a pilot’ and ‘I’m not the good guy’ 10 more times, maybe the audience will understand what we’re going for.” TL;DR (conclusion)

Solo has the ingredients of a good movie, but is held back by certain details. Essentially, it’s a wonderful steak dinner with mashed potatoes and steamed most popular ways to make money vegetables, which have all been cooked a little too much, were seasoned with too much salt, and had gravy that has been sitting out for several most popular ways to make money days poured all over everything. You can see how the meal would have been delicious most popular ways to make money or just a little more satisfying if some of f most popular ways to make money these other particular circumstances hadn’t come to pass. Solo has some things going for it, but I also was frequently bored watching it, or just irritated by the failures to add any depth most popular ways to make money to the character this origin story belonged to.

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