Maybe I would consider Rogue One a good movie if any of the characters received personality or development. Even Jy Erso, the main character, is paper thin and an incredibly passive protagonist. When the ending comes around and I'm supposed to care... it just doesn't work.
A good third act and Darth Vader cameo does not a good movie make.
I liked Solo but in a way I'm kind of glad this is the outcome, when a Star Wars movie comes out it should be a big event but if they keep on releasing new movies every 6 months it'll lose that. It's better to save those side stories for the tv shows, you can probably get away with pumping them out at a much faster rate because people are used to binging tv content.
Movie was decent. It should have done way better.
Let's stick to one movie every couple of year at most. Fans went years and years (decades) between Star Wars movies before. Let's not go crazy with this two-three movies a year nonsense.
Cool, didn't realise there was another show in development alongside The Mandalorian. Apart from some really on-the-nose contrite exposition, I thought Solo was a solid movie and not deserving of the hate it got.
I would consider myself a much bigger Star Wars fan than MCU but I'm not going to pretend they don't have an impact and aren't loved. There's a reason why people are still rewatching all these movies 11 years after it all started. They've become classics to the people that grew up with them.
It's really just a matter of releasing a movie that had limited interest.
If you ask anyone, "do you want to see a young han solo movie without harrison ford" at any point in time, I doubt you'd have many people racing to the theaters.
Not only did it lack star power to the general audiences, but it lacks purpose. Nobody cares about how Han Solo became Han Solo. His backstory was intriguing because it was clouded and unrefined. He is who he is, because his story had breadcrumbs for people to fill in the gaps. Did he do the Kessel Run? Is he a good smuggler? He's fun because Leia and Luke doubt him all the time, and Harrison Ford plays that perfectly. He's got a particular look and charisma about him that you want to give him the benefit of the doubt, but you're not sure why. He doesn't need to be a hero. He doesn't need a defined backstory. I still enjoyed the movie for what it was, but it's completely not necessary and only does a disservice to the character the more you flesh out his past...
Also the marketing was beyond weak. They didn't push that movie nearly as hard as they push the mainline films.
If you expect a Star Wars movie to do gang busters, you have to have a narrative objective worth generating interest, and you need to push the shit out of it in the marketing.
The biggest issue for me (haven't seen it, don't want to see it) was that Ford was 33 in A New Hope. And we're supposed to suspend belief and have someone who looks completely different and sounds completely different play him a few years younger?
Han Solo worked because of Ford and his charisma/swagger. I don't need some cash-in with an actor who requires an acting coach on set.