- Oct 27, 2017
Solo & Rogue One are great Prequels, wish they did at least one more.
This. It astounds me that people go to bat for this by-the-numbers slog. I was ready to leave by the end of the Kessel Run. Just a wet noodle of a story. They should have let Lord & Miller do whatever crazy shit they were trying to do. I guess they can be consoled by the fucking Oscar they won for doing crazy shit with Spider-Man instead.
Like what the hell is this? Do people just want strict by-rote unimaginative regurgitation like Solo to be the Star Wars brand? Is that it? Is there a type of fan who just wants this boring crap over and over again? I mean Rogue One has a lot of the same problems as Solo but Rogue One ends with 30 minutes of Star Wars ship battle porn while Solo ends with three people, one of whom's name I can't even remember, arguing in an office. A big finish can go a long way toward mitigating two acts of meandering characterless nothing.
Force Awakens and Last Jedi also combined a ton of huge stuff into one week.
That’s nothing compared to Luke and Rey’s journeys in the first movies of their trilogies.
No? Because there is plenty iconic about Luke that isn't from A New Hope, and we have yet to see what the real climax of Rey's journey.
In just the span of a few days to a week Rey:
Yeah, over the course of two movies.In just the span of a few days to a week Rey:
- Left Jakku after being there for over a decade
- Met Finn
- Got the Millennium Falcon
- Met Han Solo who became like a father to her
- Met Kylo Ren
- Got the Skywalker lightsaber
- Fought Kylo Ren in a lightsaber duel
- Found Luke Skywalker and kind of trained with him
- Confronted Kylo a second time and Snoke
- Became the last of the Jedi
I agree, the origins of the memorable elements of Han as a character in the movie were by and large pretty lame, but I personally didn't mind the juxtaposition of weird armor marauder dude turning out to be girl freedom fighter. But again, my expectations for this movie going into it were in the absolute toilet, so maybe I was just easily amused.It's a passable half-watch. That's about the best I can give it. Nearly everything iconic about Han Solo was apparently bestowed upon him within like 3 days? His ship, the Kessel run, his pistol, him shooting first, the life debt with Chewie. I'm amazed he didn't find some blue pants with a red stripe on the side. I was really looking forward to that explanation. I guess they were saving something for a sequel.
Oh, but not everything happens during then. Let's not forget his name was dispassionately assigned to him by a fucking TSA agent. Also Han Solo helps start the rebellion. Great....
It's real fucking stupid.
Was the reveal of cool-armor girl supposed to mean something? Was the twist that she was a girl? Are we still at that point? I thought it was supposed to be Woody Harrelson's daughter, but nope... it's a girl and I am shocked...
It's a fucking lazy hackjob devoid of much personality.