Solo: A Star Wars Story just recently came out on Blu-Ray and that means it’s available to watch whenever I may please. It’s a great film too. It’s a riveting adventure from beginning to end and truly captures the essence of what Star Wars films are all about. But what makes it such a fun installment to Star Wars? The film’s various scenes of course. From beginning to end this movie deals out incredible moments that will bring a smile to any casual Star Wars movie watcher’s face. So, on this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite, I’m asking you what your favorite scene in Solo is? Here are the film’s most important moments.
The Corellia Speeder Chase
The film doesn’t waste time getting to the action and the speeder chase that takes place as Han and Qi’ra strive to escape Corellia is beyond awesome. It features Han’s incredible piloting skills before he got his hands behind the controls of a ship complimented with an upbeat musical score that made the scene even more riveting.
Chewbacca and Han’s First Meeting
I never imagined Han and Chewbacca’s first meeting panning out this way but now that I’ve seen it I can’t imagine not knowing about it. Not only is this scene such a fascinating precursor to the loving relationship the two characters would end up having but seeing Han speak Kasshyyk is Star Wars gold.
The Train Heist
The train heist can easily be pronounced as one of the coolest and most creative action scenes in Star Wars. The Conveyex is phenomenally designed. The different pieces to the heist scene are riveting. And Enfys Nest steals the show as she swoops into battle and dispatches Tobias Beckett with relative ease.
This scene has so many exciting elements to it and it’s undoubtedly one of the greatest moments in the movie.
Aboard the Yacht
Even though the yacht scene didn’t possess any action it’s always mesmerizing seeing a new entertainment space in a Star Wars film and Dryden Vos’s yacht was just that; mesmerizing.
Lando Is Here
Lando is one of Star Wars most beloved characters and so it’s no surprise that Star Wars fans were beyond excited to see Lando in Solo. The way he’s introduced into the film is perfect as the Sabacc scene displays his charm and his impeccable swindling ability. Who knew a simple game of Sabacc could be so interesting? 🙂
Rebellion on Kessel
The entire Kessel sequence was a fun collage of action that didn’t stop and the rebellion in Kessel is kind of an amazing moment in the film. It’s chaos as the mining slaves are trying to escape, Han and co. are trying to smuggle the coaxium, L3-37 is leading the rebellion, and the Pykes are trying to stop everybody. Lasers fill the air like deadly rain. Explosions shake the ground and knock people flying. Everyone is hollering at each other. People are dying. It’s utter confusion that is told so beautifully through Ron Howard’s vision that it can somehow be followed. Great scene.
The Kessel Run
We’ve heard about the Kessel Run since A New Hope but it took over four decades for it to come to life and I am honestly impressed by the grand scale of this action scene. From the TIE fighter chase to the gravity well this scene brings the goosebumps, the heart-pounding exhilaration, and a large grin to any avid Star Wars fan who has always wondered what the Kessel Run was.
This scene is undoubtedly one of the greatest creative achievements in Star Wars and (probably) the best Millennium Falcon action scene of all time.
Darth Maul Returns
The Star Wars standalone films like to reveal surprise cameos but this was an ultra-surprise. Darth Maul hadn’t been on the big screen since The Phantom Menace which was nearly two decades ago. To see a character that awesome brought back to life was beyond exciting and undoubtedly the incredible precursor of what’s to come (if there is one.)
A Sabacc Rematch
Han may have lost to Lando the first time he played him in Sabacc but he soon learned his lesson. In an epic rematch Han and Lando duked it out but Han, learning Lando’s swindling ways, prevailed and won the Millennium Falcon. It’s a triumphant moment for the lovable smuggler and fills in the last piece of the puzzle that was yet to be completed.
And the Adventure Continues
At the end of Solo Han and Chewbacca are in the positions we are so used to seeing them in; the piloting seats of the Millennium Falcon. There’s a feel-good familiarity to this scene that ends the movie on a high note that easily brings a smile to the face.
So, these are all of the most important scenes from the movie. Which one happens to be your favorite? Mine is undoubtedly the Kessel Run scene. I just watched this movie yesterday and this scene never ceases to amaze. The music soars like the Millennium Falcon, the CGI is phenomenal, the giant-space octopus (Summa Verminoth) is outstandingly creepy looking, and the tense action is so spot on I’m getting chills just thinking about it. I love it so much!
Feel free to share your thoughts on your favorite scene in Solo in the comments below. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.