In this post, I’m not trying to make any profound revelations or statements. I just want to say how much I love Chewbacca and Han Solo because they deserve it.
These two characters have brought smiles to so many faces since their debut in 1977. They’re funny, reckless, but most importantly, they are the best of friends.
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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.
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I was lucky enough to watch Solo in the movies back in early June and while I thought I wasn’t going to enjoy it turns out it was one of the greatest surprises of the year. But how was it going to hold up at home? I’m glad to report to you that it is just as fun to watch at home as it was in the movie theaters.
Solo is easily one of the greatest Star Wars movies ever made with its unique western style and its adventurous tone. Alden Ehrenreich nails the role of Han Solo to the point that I never once miss Harrison Ford while watching the film. The action scenes are superbly crafted and choreographed. And the inevitable bromance between Chewbacca and Han is a thing of fairy tales.
For all of its behind-the-scenes flaws and shakeups the film turned out to be a complete delight with nary a mistake woven into the story. All of the actors fit superbly into their roles. No scene feels disjointed or out of place. And the end of the film screams for a sequel that, unfortunately, will probably never happen, which is a huge bummer.
All in all, I hoped that Solo would end up being as enjoyable as it was the first time I watched it and I’m glad to say that it was. If you haven’t seen this movie and are skeptical about its chances of being fun to watch I highly advise you to check it out. It honestly is worth the watch without all of the tiresome dialogue that hindered The Last Jedi‘s popularity.
Solo is a good old-fashioned Star Wars adventure and it has definitely rekindled my love for the franchise.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day. May the Force be with you.
Star Wars is a wonderful franchise that has captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world and part of the reason why is because of the characters. Without those incredible heroes like Luke and Rey or the memorable villains, Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, these movies wouldn’t be half as entertaining as they are now.
Throughout the years there have been incredible character duos in Star Wars that have made the movies so much more fun to watch and today they are part of my weekly segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Here are all of the Star Wars duos (this is solely based on the movies.)
Finn and Rey
Finn and Rey have had quite the journey through the trilogy so far. In fact, their individual journeys ended up leading them apart for the majority of The Last Jedi. But when they are together it’s like a match made in heaven.
Before we were reacquainted with Han Solo and Chewbacca in The Force Awakens we were following the stories of youngsters Finn and Rey and they were so immediately lovable I didn’t even miss the Star Wars veterans. Their friendship is part of the reason why I love The Force Awakens so much and I can’t wait to see them have more time together in Episode IX.
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Episode IX is officially under way and to celebrate yesterday’s first day of filming for the movie J.J Abrams shared a vague behind-the-scenes photo commemorating the beginning of this incredible journey that we are about to partake on. Here’s the tweet.
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Solo, while it did a great job at feeling like a solo (no pun intended) movie in itself with no need for a sequel there were several implications that a sequel could easily happen but after its surprisingly sluggish box-office run the fate of the standalone Star Wars films are truly up in the air, leastwise a Solo 2. So, should Star Wars still make plans for a sequel or should they let the backstory of the iconic Han Solo be? Well I, for one, would love to see a sequel for this latest standalone film for several reasons.
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!
1. Jabba the Hutt
In the final sequence of Solo Tobias Beckett says to Han before “leaving” that there’s a big shot gangster he’s going to try to work for on Tatooine. Anyone who knows anything about Star Wars knows that Jabba the Hutt’s territory is Tatooine. And then at the very end of the movie after Han and Chewbacca win the Falcon from Lando Calrissian they head into hyperspace going to you-know-where, Tatooine, to meet this particular gangster Beckett was talking about.
Not only would a sequel delve deeper into the relationship between Han and boss, Jabba, but it could also give us an in-depth look into Jabba’s criminal world which means there will be plenty of new characters to explore. We could get Boba Fett as a major character or potentially Sana Starros, a character that was part of Han’s life in the Legends canon and has recently been brought back into the new canon through the novel, Last Shot. Or we could see plenty of new bounty hunters and smugglers ready to welcome Han into Jabba’s gang of scoundrels or cause him plenty of trouble. Either way sounds awesome.
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Chewbacca has been a beloved character since he debuted in A New Hope and now over four decades later Star Wars fans’ love for the fabulous Wookie hasn’t diminished in the slightest. If anything, our adoration of the character has increased as more and more movies have arrived showcasing his awesomeness. In fact, The Last Jedi helped reveal to us that maybe it wasn’t just Han Solo who was the only great pilot residing in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon as we got to see his piloting skills taken to the test in the underground caverns of Crait and he passed with flying colors. He took that ship and flew through that cavern in such a fantastic way that I’m kind of convinced he may be the better pilot between the two buddies. Of course, Solo will give the charming scoundrel plenty of times to prove that he really is worthy of the title, “Greatest Pilot in the Galaxy.” But Chewbacca is undoubtedly another one of the greatest pilots in the galaxy and with this new Star Wars movie his awesomeness will be explored even more and I couldn’t be more excited.
Chewbacca has always been a prominent character but he’s also always been low on the list of importance compared to the other characters like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia, and now Rey. He’s also always been viewed as a sidekick and I’m glad that we’re finally going to see Chewie in a different light in Solo. This is the stage in his life where he befriends Han and to think that he didn’t like the rascally smuggler at first sounds so exciting. I’ve never seen Chewbacca and Han Solo on less-than-friendly terms and that’s going to be one of the interactions I’m most interested in seeing in the movie.
I’m also just super excited to see Chewbacca. He is such an awesome character and to see him finally get a chance at a major role in this film is simply exhilarating to think about. He’s a major part of the reason why I’m thrilled to see this movie and I hope it’ll give us an even greater insight to his character in the films that he has already graced.
I hope this movie has gotten you just as excited about Chewbacca as me and I thank you for reading. Have a great day and May the Force be with you.