A New Trailer and Poster for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Has Arrived

Last night during American Idol the second trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story finally debuted and for the most part, I enjoyed it. Check it out:

So, here’s how I feel about this trailer and what it means for the movie.

The Negatives

I LOVE Star Wars as you can probably tell from my blog but I’m also very picky as well. I love Star Wars when it’s great and I only like Star Wars when it’s kind of mediocre. This movie seems to revolve in the realm of being great and mediocre at the same time and this is why.

1. The Music

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Music is highly important for movie trailers. Music mainly illustrates the tone of a film but it also can make or break a trailer. I feel that the music for this trailer both made and broke this trailer. In the teaser the music was my favorite aspect of the trailer, along with the visuals of course. In this trailer I like the music at first with that country-western tang at the beginning and then it gets a little, well, fast paced and regular. I’ve seen many trailers with this action-based music and for the most part those movies usually turned out to be alright but not great. Now this is Star Wars we’re talking about and I know this won’t be the actual music of the movie but the fact that they put it to the trailer is a tad bit worrying.

2. Once Again…Han Solo

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I’ve gotten over the fact that this new version of Han Solo doesn’t look anything like Harrison Ford’s Han Solo but here’s the thing that’s still bothering me. He doesn’t have to look like the original Solo but he still has to have that feeling of Han Solo I’ve become accustomed to and I didn’t get that through this entire trailer. He frankly feels like a whole other character. Maybe Alden Ehrenreich is playing Han Solo’s brother but it definitely doesn’t feel like he’s playing the character that I have grown to love over the years and that’s disappointing.

Since The Force Awakens all the way until now the actors cast for their characters have been absolutely perfect for the roles. When they cast Adam Driver as the son of Han and Leia I was flabbergasted by how much he resembled both of them in his own little way. From the face shape to his eyes they found the perfect person to be their son. Here’s the proof.

The Real Han Solo

Princess Leia

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Kylo Ren

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It’s amazing. The fact that he actually looks like the offspring of Han and Leia is one of the reasons why I like him so much. If he hadn’t resembled them at all I would’ve definitely been a little confused.

And that’s how I’m feeling with this new Han Solo; confused. What did LucasFilm see in this guy that made them choose him to be the new Han Solo? There’s nothing, so far, similar about the two versions of the character and that is highly alerting. The last time a character was this way off from its original version was Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker who not only didn’t look anything like the original Anakin but also didn’t act like him either. I mean, it’s so bad that I think of Anakin and Darth Vader as two completely different people, that’s how unalike they are. It’s pretty terrible to already start comparing Alden Ehrenreich’s performance as Han Solo to Hayden Christensen’s portrayal of Anakin Skywalker. Uh-oh, LucasFilm, you might’ve royally messed up.

The Positives

Now the good thing about this trailer are the many positives that I did manage to see and so I’m here to list them for you.

1. The Worlds

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It’s always fascinating to see new Star Wars worlds and it definitely looks like there will be quite a few mesmerizing locations to enjoy in this film which is always exciting for me.

2. Oh my gosh, another Wookie!

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For me the biggest surprise of the trailer was seeing Chewbacca and another Wookie!!! The question is, who is that Wookie? I’m just guessing here but it looked like a female Wookie. Did Chewbacca have himself a Wookie lady friend once? Wow, if that’s true that’ll be very cool but that’s also kind of alarming because if that’s so…what happened to her? Oh no, will we have to see her die? 😦 I hope not.

3. Lando Calrissean

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It’s kind of terrible because the movie is about Han Solo but I’m more excited to see Lando if I’m being honest. He looks so cool and I’m just excited to learn a little more about the fancy smuggler. Did I mention he looks ridiculously awesome by the way. 🙂

4. L3-37

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Oh my goodness, I’m so excited to see this droid in this movie! She is so cool already. I already knew I liked her in the first teaser but after this trailer my excitement to see this first ever major female droid has only increased exponentially. And I like that she’s another tall droid too. That’s always cool. Hopefully she doesn’t perish like K-2SO did. *wince*

5. The Action

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One thing this movie will definitely have is some enticing action. The fact that it’s coming out in May practically shows that this movie is going to be much more action based than some of the other Star Wars movies before it and I have a huge feeling that the action is going to be OFF THE CHAIN!

6. And of course, the Millennium Falcon

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You frankly can’t lose when you have the Millennium Falcon as a major part of a Star Wars movie and this film will undoubtedly have a lot of the Falcon at hand which is SO great. I love this iconic ship and seeing it in action  just looks always brings a HUGE smile to my face. I have a feeling every Millennium Falcon scene is going to make me very happy.

My Conclusion of the Trailer

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So, here’s the official poster that goes along with the trailer. I like the Millennium Falcon window design in the background but as for the poster it definitely isn’t one of the coolest posters I’ve seen for a Star Wars movie. In fact, it’s kind of lame, if I’m being honest. There’s nothing that excites me about this poster which is definitely kind of worrying and that’s kind of the feeling I have through the entirety of this Solo experience. When there is something kind of cool something equally terrible or worrying distracts from the movie’s purpose of being great and so right now this is how I feel about this movie due to the trailer and poster. It’s either going to be a stunning film or a major flop and unfortunately it’s veering more towards a flop than a surprise winner in my opinion.

For the first time in a while I’m more excited for a Marvel movie in Avengers: Infinity War than a Star Wars movie and that’s saying something right there. Hopefully it’ll surprise me and it actually will be amazing but I don’t know…my feelings for this movie are definitely kind of shaky at the moment.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fabulous day. May the Force be with you.

3 thoughts on “A New Trailer and Poster for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Has Arrived”

  1. Hello Annlyel, I have had a bad feeling about this ever since I heard the casting choice for Han. I might have mentioned before that I thought Anthony Ingruber would have been a better choice as Han. Especially as he has portrayed Harrison Ford (as a young Harrison) in another movie and sort of got Harrison’s approval. Just check out Anthony’s YouTube video where he recites the Cantina monologue. I can “see and hear” Han/Harrison but I realise it isn’t him but it isn’t jarring. And the poster just looks disjointed with the characters spread out across it like that. I just hope the plot and the film isn’t as thin.

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