It's about time they talked sensibly. I wish Marvel would do the same.
I thought Solo would be awful, and only saw it because I was invited to a birthday party and my ticket was paid for. I enjoyed it more than I had expected, but wouldn't say it's a great movie or anything. It was entertaining though.
These spinoffs sounded ass anyways. Hoping that obi wan movie is cancelled too. I've been hella into the sequel trilogy, faults and all but I cant muster up any excitement for shit like solo and rogue one. Not to mention how dull the latter movie ended up being (despite visually looking pretty cool)
Give star wars films a break for a few years and just commit to that old republic film series or whatever rian is making. Hoping they dont yearly alternate between the two tho.
RO was fantastic, Han Solo wasn't really good, even though it was a fun watch, but it wasn't enough to justify a spinoff movie without much new really.
If the movie was about a character after episode VIII or about someone that would be important, then I believe the film would have performed better. Also being out so closely after TLJ didn't help much.
I'll chalk up Solo's problem to one thing: it was clearly a cash-grab. It didn't appear to be a passion project for anyone involved, from the cast to the directors. If the people making the movie can't drum up enthusiasm, how can audiences? That said, I did like the final product somewhat (and I truly adore Rogue One).
An ideal Star Wars film should have, at a minimum, the appearance of being an epic undertaking made by people who love the story and it should be marketed as enthusiastically as possible. Solo had great potential but the directorial mishaps and the timing made it come off as a bulletpoint in an executive memo.
Solo isn't worth hating. It doesn't do anything particularly bad or good, it just lays there like a slug. It's the only time I've ever been bored watching a Star Wars movie, and that includes Attack of the Clones. Solo is just a completely pointless, disposable film with no bite or texture. It would have been a box office failure no matter how long it had been between films.
Honestly solo was about as good as the middle of the pack marvel movies that did much better. I think it was more the choice of setting and the time gap. Star wars needs to feel like an event when it releases.
The Last Jedi left a bad taste for many (not all) of its audience so they weren't likely to be positively inclined to see another Star Wars movie so shortly after, especially as it wasn't a mainline story.
The problem is it didn't even come close to making the kind of money it needed in order to be profitable. It's more than $100 million off the mark to break even, and that's at the lowest reported budget we have available. It was an expensive flop, no matter how you look at it.
I didn't go see it at the movies because i felt burned by TLJ, but after it released on video i thought it was definitely one of the better star wars films. i would place it higher than prequel trilogy and TLJ, but lower than rogue one, TFA and originals.
I liked Solo enough as a film, honestly I found it rather enjoyable.
Except for one small thing: the lead was terribly miscast IMHO.
I don't think Alan Emmerich did a good job, and I don't think he was right for the role at all. He never "felt" like Han Solo to me.
I still think Anthony Ingruber should have gotten the role. It's far too late now, but I'd wager if the movie had him as the lead it would have done a fair bit better at the box office. Sure he would just be doing one long Harrison Ford impression, but that still would have been miles better than whatever Alan was doing!
Solo was Lucas' idea from before the Disney deal. He was talking to writer Kasdan about it. Disney went along with it because that was the only way Lawrence Kasdan would agree to work on The Force Awakens script with JJ. Kasdan wanted Solo to be co-written with his son, that was the deal.
I loved the last jedi and I didn’t see solo in theaters. It looked like a bad movie, and when I saw it the best I could say was that it wasn’t terrible. The film was decent but “han” was terrible and completely killed every scene he was in.
Releasing it 5 months after last jedi wouldn’t have been an issue if the film didn’t have the worst marketing in the world. Look at the buzz around episode 9 after the teaser when “tlj ruined star wars for everyone”. Good marketing and a film that doesn’t look terrible go a long way.