Solo is the most fun SW movie since RoTJ


Oct 25, 2017
Solo was one of the most textbook definitions of s mediocre movie I've ever seen. Wasn't good, wasn't bad, it just was. It's like it was made by a bunch of people whose only exposure to Star Wars was a brand style guide, and despite never having seen a previous film, they tried their damndest.


Oct 25, 2017
How Han got the last name Solo was fucking stupid. Other than that the movie is just OK.


Oct 27, 2017
Edmonton AB
I really enjoyed the part with him enlisting in the war efforts. In the end, I enjoyed the movie because it was more in line with the universe and not just jedi stories. It was well worth the time to watch it.


Oct 25, 2017
To each his own I guess. I personally found the movie to be incredibly dull and not worth the time I spent watching it.


Dec 13, 2017
i honestly could not stand the direction for han's character in the movie. i don't know if the actor himself is bad, but the performance given felt atrocious, the dialogue was terrible, and that whole bit at the casino.

and i know how the relationship was supposed to go with him and lando, but wow was it delivered in the worst cheese acting/setup.

this movie borderline offended me and i'm not even a star wars junkie. i loved the last jedi.
Oct 25, 2017
While acknowledging its multiple problems and pointing out that most fun doesn't necessarily correlate to highest quality

I agree with you OP
I think Solo had more fun than any of the other modern era movies

It feels like it has more of that cheesy old adventure serial flavoring that george was originally going for
Raspy centipede ladies and black holes and giant space tentacles and droid uprisings and train heists and more
It doesn't take itself too seriously and that's the kind of wacky weird fun I want more of in my star wars movies

And in that brief imperial battle scene it did Rogue One better than Rogue One did
But also that solo naming scene is one of the worst scenes in star wars


Oct 27, 2017
It's also the worst Star Wars movie that goes to answer everything we never wanted to know like that Han never had a last name (even though he had a father!) and made dumb things like The Imperial March exist in the Star Wars universe.

I fully expect Solo 2 to introduce Coca-Cola and Dasani to the Star Wars canon.

Solo is weird in that the movie is fine and perfectly serviceable. Not great, but good enough. But every time I reminisce about it, for some reason (probably things like the above), it conjures up negative feelings. I even had a reasonably good time watching it but still felt "Ehhh" at the end.

But that's just my opinion, don't let it sour your love for it!
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Oct 27, 2017
Yeah, had a good feeling about, bought it on 4K without even seeing it and have had no regrets.


Oct 25, 2017
Solo is my favorite Disney SW movie and I’m glad so many in here agree.


Oct 27, 2017
Solo was not great to me. I much prefer the exciting Episode I. That podrace is hype. Ooh ahh ooh ahh.


Oct 30, 2017
It was ok. Too many eye roll worthy moments where they explain every bit of info you know about Han. Also, that robot was awful.


Feb 9, 2019
I had low expectations for solo and was suprised that i liked it so much. Since disney took over the star wars movies are definitely force awakens>rogue one>solo>>>>>>>>the last jedi. I dont even want to rank the last one


Oct 26, 2017
Counterpoint: Solo is the most pointless Star Wars film to date. Fun, but utterly pointless.


Nov 8, 2017
I don't think it's a very good movie but I can get this opinion at least. It does have a kind of family-friend "fun" whimsy to it that the only other film in the franchise to have previously was RotJ.


Oct 27, 2017
Honestly I can't rank the new movies.

They're all better than the majority of what came before and still below A New Hope and Empire.


Oct 25, 2017
Its a good movie. Probably the best of the new bunch after Episode 7. The problem is that it isn’t very exciting and doesn’t have an interesting premise.

But ROTJ isn’t fun to begin with soooooo


Oct 31, 2017
It was really mediocre and it kind of dented my faith in Disney making good SW content that didn't feature the Force or Jedis.


May 9, 2018
Yes! I expected to hate the movie but ended up enjoying it more than I thought. Sad we won't ever see a squeal to this. Could've been great in the right hands.


Oct 30, 2017
I think that's true. I'd also want to add that the other movies since RotJ have good and valid reasons for not being as fun.

The Prequel Trilogy

They fail every other measure of good storytelling, so why would fun factor be any exception?

The Force Awakens

Bringing Star Wars back to its roots with a very specific balance of drama, whimsy, and nostalgic references after the prequel trilogy knocked it far off course. A sustained lighthearted tone isn't the right note to hit when you've got to establish a new set of heroes and villains, and conclude Han Solo's storyline.

The Last Jedi

Establishing or further refining the dramatic and thematic foundations of the sequel trilogy, positioning Rey and Kylo for the final film, and cementing Luke's legacy in a meaningful manner by showing him finally overcome his demons and become a galaxy-wide rallying point for the next generation of Jedi and Resistance allies.

Rogue One

Following the crew of a suicide run to nick the plans of the defining superweapon of the Star Wars franchise, all for the hope that one day the Alliance might use them to destroy the Empire's planet-killing abomination. Portraying the Empire at the height of its might. Lending additional value and thematic resonance to Luke's victory against the Death Star in A New Hope.

Solo is garbage, but Rogue One is probably the worst movie I've ever seen.
These takes be piping hot.
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Bobo Dakes

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
I could've done without the humans fucking droids conversation. I can laugh at the implication, but they really wanted to break it down.

And I thought Glover's performance was too much of an impersonation whereas I wish he made it more of his own thing like Alden. And the crying scene was just embarrassing.

The actual heist was kind of messy, but other than those gripes I liked just about everything about it. Music, Woody, villain, even Maul.


Apr 27, 2019
I think its fun partially because it creates a sense of a universe that exists outside of Jedi and Sith which none of the sequels have really bothered with so far