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This Is Definitely the Best Poster for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ So Far

The marketing for Solo: A Star Wars Story has officially begun to ramp up and a few days ago they brought out a new poster for the film which actually is the greatest poster they’ve made so far. Here it is.

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So this is the international poster for the movie and I love the Rogue One vibe it’s giving as it’s stacking all of the characters in a hierarchy type of fashion and it’s kind of really cool. I also like the sunrise color scheme. It hints that the dawn of a new big shot in town is coming and that will obviously be Han Solo. Awesome! I also love seeing all of the characters as well. It’s obvious that the four most important characters will be Han, Qi’Ra, Chewbacca, and Lando, which is super exciting. I have to admit, this poster is getting me a little pumped for this movie.

I’ve also just recently gotten the main gist of the movie which is this; Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) is putting together a sort of Avengers of smugglers for a big-shot gangster, Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany) to perform a heist job that’ll obviously pay them a lot of money. That sounds ridiculously awesome because there’s never been a story like that in Star Wars before. Maybe this movie is going to be really good after all because that sounds like an awesome plot. And I’m sure this movie will be full of shocking-but-not-that-shocking betrayals that’ll reveal how Han truly became his namesake; Han Solo.

All in all, I’m actually starting to get excited for this movie. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you.

Is it Bad That I’m More Excited To See Lando In ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Than Han Solo?

When I heard that Disney was going to make a Star Wars story about a young Han Solo I was skeptical but also a tad excited as well. And then when they announced that a younger Lando would also make an appearance in this film I was definitely worried. Who could possibly replace Billy Dee Williams as the cool, smooth talking smuggler, Lando Calrissean? Well, I am no longer worried because Donald Glover has taken the character of Lando to the next level! Ever since I saw his version of the suave smuggler in the first teaser I knew I was going to like this new Lando a LOT but after this latest trailer it’s pretty much confirmed that he’s going to be the coolest character in the movie. But isn’t that bad? The last time I checked this movie was called Solo: A Star Wars Story, not Lando, the Coolest Dude in the Galaxy: A Star Wars Story and that’s terrible because I feel like the only reason why I’m excited to see this movie is because of Lando, not the main character.

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I mean, he’s got himself one of the coolest droids I’ve ever seen in L3-37, he’s the rightful owner of a rather clean and pristine Millennium Falcon which is really cool, he’s got the finest outfit of the bunch, even Qi’Ra, and he’s just downright really awesome looking.

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I think another reason why I’m so excited to see Lando in this movie is because he was such a small character in the original trilogy and yet he was so intriguing. I’ve always wanted to know a little more about him but until now that wasn’t possible, from a movie standpoint anyway. With this film I’ll finally get a crash course on who Lando was before we find him as the governor of the Cloud City and I’m SO excited!

Now, I don’t know how heavy his involvement in this movie will be and that’s saddening because I’m really digging this character WAY more than Han Solo. But maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe Disney will see all of the positivity surrounding this new Lando and give him his own standalone film asap because he totally deserves one already. Whatever the case, I’m just hoping he’ll remain in the movie for at least an hour of the film’s time because that will make me very happy. 🙂

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

 

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.

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Should the Marketing for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Get Me Worried or Excited?

The Last Jedi has just come out on Blu-Ray (yay!) and while I’m still trying to absorb the film and all of its extra behind-the-scenes features my mind is, of course, moving ahead to the newest installment, Solo: A Star Wars Story and yet there’s nothing to think about. The teaser for the movie came out over a month ago after a trailer for it debuted at the Super Bowl and there was an article about it Entertainment Weekly but besides that it’s kind of been crickets. So, is that a good thing or a bad thing?

One of my pet peeves is when a production company starts marketing their movie way too far in advance. It shows that the production company doesn’t have faith in their film garnering enough viewers to give it a decent opening weekend at the box-office and so they hammer you with their upcoming movie for months nonstop, preventing you from forgetting it’s coming out into theaters at a certain date. Solo, however, is not doing that. In fact, they’re doing the exact opposite by barely publicizing it all and it’s honestly starting to worry me.

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After The Last Jedi debuted its teaser during the Star Wars celebration last April news about the movie was scarce but it still remained relevant as they marketed it throughout the year with the 40 year anniversary issue in Vanity Fair, the releasing of new vehicles and planets from the movie, etc. Then when the time came to really start marketing the movie after they debuted the trailer they did, releasing tv spot after tv spot and really getting all Star Wars fans hyped for this new installment in the franchise.

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Now it’s Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s time to ramp up its publicity and as I write this there’s still nothing happening in the marketing department for the movie and it’s April 1! If I wasn’t a Star Wars fan I would have no idea this movie was coming on May 25 and that’s terrible. A second trailer should be on the way soon but as it stands I’m legitimately getting worried about this film’s chances of being good.

The secrecy surrounding The Last Jedi was palpable. LucasFilm knew they had all of us Star Wars fans wrapped around their pinky finger because we were still salivating from The Force Awakens and so they didn’t have to pound us with marketing for the movie because we were going to watch it regardless of trailers or marketing whatsoever. They just had to prevent details of the movie from leaking. It doesn’t feel like LucasFilm has the same confidence for this next standalone Star Wars film.

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It took FOREVER for the first teaser to finally come out and when it did I was pleasantly surprised. The movie, at least, was visually enticing and while this new Han Solo definitely wasn’t what I expected he’s not terrible…at least not yet he isn’t. With Alden Ehrenreich’s strongly different version of the iconic smuggler it shows that LucasFilm is taking the character beyond the mold of Harrison Ford which I’m okay with, to a certain degree. Everyone else in the movie I am legitimately excited to see and I’m just hoping that Solo won’t be the Anakin of this movie ruining what could’ve been a fantastic Star Wars Story.

As it stands, the marketing for Solo is making me more worried about the movie than excited but, of course, I might just be freaking out for no apparent reason. The new trailer will undoubtedly be here soon and I’m hoping it’ll blow my socks off. If it doesn’t and it’s somehow worse than the teaser I will be truly bummed. But Disney knows how to market their movies to make you excited to see them. The Last Jedi just came onto Blu-Ray, Avengers: Infinity War is coming out in a few weeks, and I’m guessing they’re just making sure that Solo doesn’t completely dominate all movie discussion and drown out Avengers: Infinity War before the movie comes out. I don’t know, we’ll see.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force be with you and, if you celebrate this holiday, Happy Easter!

The Reasons Why the Millennium Falcon Is and Not A Piece of Junk

The Millennium Falcon just might be the most iconic ship in science fiction history (besides the Enterprise in Star Trek) and the reason of that is because, well, it’s an awesome ship. It’s not a new vehicle that’s been introduced in the Star Wars universe through the prequel era or these new Disney/Star Wars films but rather in the first ever Star Wars in 1977. In the forty-one years of this fabulous franchise the Millennium Falcon has graced five out of the nine Star Wars films made so far (six if you count the eensy-weensy cameo it made in Revenge of the Sith) and now the Millennium Falcon is going to play a major role again in the upcoming Solo movie.

The Millennium Falcon is such an amazing ship it’s just as much of a character as the characters who pilot the bulky craft and that’s pretty amazing. I mean, if there was ever a decision to have the Millennium Falcon destroyed in a space battle the internet would probably break from the sheer outrage from Star Wars fans, including me, that’s how beloved this ship has become.

I didn’t realize how much I loved the Millennium Falcon until I saw it brought back to life in the teaser for The Force Awakens. I remember seeing the Falcon at the end of the short teaser and nearly losing it because I was SO excited to see its return. And I’m even more excited to see the Millenium Falcon in its early years in Solo especially considering that at one time it was clean! *jaw drop* Who knew the Falcon had a spic-and-span interior once? That’s kind of amazing.

But the thing about the Falcon that has continously brought a smile to my face is the fact that everyone calls it a piece of junk and I don’t quite understand why. Ever since I saw the Millennium Falcon for the first time when I was a child I thought it was an AWESOME ship but the characters in Star Wars continue to berate it because of its, I guess, junky exterior. So, today I’m going to share with you all of the reasons why I believe it actually is and not a piece of junk. Enjoy!

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Okay, There Is A Villain in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ and This Is His Possible Name

One of the things that excited me about Solo: A Star Wars Story was the immense secrecy around the villain of the movie. I thought, unlike previous Star Wars film trailers, there had been no shots of the antagonist of the film and yet the main villain of the movie was actually in my face the whole time.

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I’ve seen the teaser probably over eighteen times now and for some reason it didn’t click in my mind that the character with the super cool mask was probably the major antagonist of the movie. *rolling my eyes* Duh. And now, thanks to the leaking of some toys for the movies (it’s always the toys) it seems the name for this mysterious villain has been revealed. His name, supposedly, is Enfys Nest.

Now that is undoubtedly a Star Wars name unlike any other I’ve heard before. His last name is Nest? That’s…interesting. It definitely highlights the different tone of this movie and I like it. Now of course this could be just a bunch of bologna and he isn’t the main villain of the movie nor is that his real name but if it is correct that definitely helps nurture my excitement for this movie.

Enfys Nest, hmm, it has a nice ring to it the more you say it and it definitely matches the strangely masked character. I can’t wait to discover if it’s true or not.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a magical day. May the Force Be With You.

My Excitement for ‘Star Wars’ Newest Obsession: ‘Last Shot’

A couple of days ago I wrote a review about the latest Star Wars book I’ve read, The Legends of Luke Skywalker, and how much I absolutely loved it. In four days the novelization for The Last Jedi will be coming out and I am SUPER excited to read it but now there’s another incredible novel to look forward and it’s connected to Solo: A Star Wars Story. It’s called Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel and it sounds amazing.

On starwars.com there’s an incredible excerpt from the film featuring Han Solo and *sniffle* his baby son, Ben Solo, as they both struggle for sleep. It’s a ridiculously adorable moment the two share that helps reveal the bond they once had before everything went south. Here’s a little bit of it.

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