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I’ve Seen ‘Solo’!!!

Oh my goodness y’all! I’ve seen Solo: A Star Wars Story and I can honestly say it was one of the best movie experiences of my life. Today was my magnificent 20th birthday and what’s a better way to celebrate a fantastic personal milestone like that than watching a brand new Star Wars movie! And boy was this a Star Wars movie. This film literally had its grip on me from the first second to the last second because it seriously was THAT awesome. For the next week I’m going to unload all of my feelings about this movie in a series of posts focusing specifically on different elements of the film so I won’t go into too much detail about it but I can honestly it was one of the greatest movie surprises of my entire life.

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This is the look of someone who has just watched an AMAZING Star Wars movie. Solo was AWESOME!

I walked out of that movie theater practically glowing with happiness. In fact, as I write this I’m still beaming with joy because the film truly was that special.

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Spoiler Alert! I’m part of the team. (Just kidding.) 🙂

And then as I was exiting the movie theater with my family I saw this amazing movie display for Ocean’s 8 that I absolutely couldn’t resist. It’s awesome being a woman because I fit right in with the rest of this awesome crew…and isn’t that an amazing crew of calculated thieves? I totally want in. 🙂

Oh my goodness! I absolutely can’t express to you in words how fantastic of a time I had but I can honestly say that I’m already counting down the days until I can own Solo on DVD. If you haven’t seen this movie because the slow box-office or the mediocre reviews have dissuaded you from wanting to see it I really hope this post changes your mind because it honestly is a film worth watching, literally from beginning to end.

I thank you for reading and I can’t wait to tell you all of my opinions of the movie in my upcoming posts. Have a great day and May the force be with you.

 

Han Solo, the Young Buck

Solo will, of course, focus on Han Solo and his life as a young scoundrel in a galaxy teeming with criminal masterminds and opportunists and that’s somewhat exciting. I didn’t realize how much of an impact Han Solo had on me as a child until he was killed in The Force Awakens. I cried like a baby. In fact, it was one of the saddest moments I have ever seen in a movie. I was positively devastated. At that point I realized how much I actually cared for this character and how much boundless joy he has brought me over the years. When Disney announced they were making a young Solo film I was, and still am, skeptical. Who could possibly reprise the iconic role that Harrison Ford truly made his own? Disney elected Alden Ehrenreich for the near-impossible job and I’m honestly interested in how he makes his own spin on the character.

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He’s somewhat charming which is an important aspect to be able to check off the list. Harrison Ford got Han’s charm got down to a pat. His roguish charm is what got him Leia’s affection and love for example. I’m hoping to see that same level of likability from Ehrenreich.

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My Feelings for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

I usually write a post displaying My Excitement for an upcoming movie but with Solo it’s kind of a different story this time around. Since I saw its first trailer I figured that Solo had the potential of being great or being kind of okay and after the bucketload of marketing my opinion about the movie hasn’t changed. With The Last Jedi and Avengers: Infinity War I was practically bouncing off the walls with excitement the Wednesday of the film’s release but with Solo that just isn’t the case. I watched the Live Red Carpet premiere two weeks ago. I liked it, didn’t love it. I’ve heard some of the spoiler-free reviews and most of them are saying everything that I figured. The movie is entertaining but it’s not the greatest story ever told, Donald Glover plays Lando so well he needs his own movie pronto, it’s a cinematographically pleasing film, and Alden Ehrenreich slightly disappoints as the iconic Han Solo. Now I’m not saying I’m letting these subpar reviews sway my excitement for the movie but they’re just confirming everything I’ve already assumed from the trailers, tv spots, and various clips from the film.

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Lando, a Charming Scoundrel

I wrote a post a few weeks ago about my excitement for Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story and that excitement hasn’t dwindled in the slightest. And to hear all of the great feedback that has been given to Donald Glover’s portrayal of the character I couldn’t be more pumped to see him in this film.

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Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian has always been a great character but he’s never been one of my favorites. He’s charismatic and charming in a way that I felt only Williams could conjure and the thought of another actor taking that beloved Star Wars character and molding it to his own seemed just as impossible as Alden Ehrenreich taking the mantle of Han Solo. When they announced Donald Glover was cast to play Lando I could only wait patiently and hope he would bring the level of swagger needed to really convince me he would be a great Lando. Um…he did! I haven’t even watched the film yet and I’m already LOVING this new Lando. So much in fact that when I think of Lando I think of Donald Glover’s rendition first rather than Billy Dee Williams’ version of the character. That is exactly the response I wanted to have.

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Lando, like I said before, is a great character but unlike Han, Luke, and Leia his story hasn’t been fleshed out as much as theirs. He had a small but prominent role in both The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi and he’s the only major character from the original trilogy that hasn’t made an appearance in this current trilogy so far. So the fact that this movie is going to provide us more content for the character and content that highlights a younger stage in his life is even more awesome.

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I’m also excited just to see what part he exactly plays in this movie. I know at some point in the film he will befriend Han because that’s a no-brainer but I’m also interested in seeing how he handles himself in the criminal underworld. Is he one to take orders or give the orders? Is he, at this time in his life, cordial to those around him or surprisingly ruthless? And how will his relationship be with Qi’Ra, considering that he’s the galaxy’s biggest womanizer? And will we get to see him (hopefully) pilot the Millennium Falcon before Han ultimately takes it from him? These are the questions I can’t wait to be answered and thankfully I only have a little while until they will be.

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

Chewbacca, Everyone’s Favorite Wookie

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.

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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.

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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.

Qi’Ra, the Mysterious Femme Fatale

Qi’Ra is one of the characters I’m most excited for in Solo: A Star Wars Story because she is still such a mystery. She’s one of the most prominent characters in the movie and yet I still feel like I don’t know anything about her except her name…which is awesome. That means that her role in the film is being kept secret for a reason and that’s always encouraging. But what I do know about her is that she isn’t just a pretty face.

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She has style, she has grace, but there’s also this subtle hint of deadliness about her as well. She’s just as much of a scoundrel as Han Solo and I think we’re going to discover that at times in this movie.

In Star Wars we’ve never really been introduced to a major female character like this before. There was Leia, the strong-willed princess, Padme, the authoritative Queen/Senator of Naboo, Rey, the powerful but benevolent Jedi, and Jyn Erso, the tenacious rebel who wasn’t going to allow the Empire dictate the future of the galaxy anymore. And now there’s Qi’Ra who I can’t decipher if she’s a hero or one of the characters in this movie that’s going to turn Han into the person who would rather be, well, Solo (with the exception of his best friend, Chewbacca).

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But that’s super exciting though. You can’t make a franchise worth watching if all of the characters are practically the same. Thankfully I only have a few days to see just exactly what type of new leading lady she will be.

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

L3-37, a Self-Made Boss

One of the exciting things about these Star Wars stories is there is always a new droid the world will be introduced to. Rogue One provided us a fascinating new droid in K-2SO who was basically the anti-C-3PO. And now Solo is bringing us the first major female droid in L3-37 and I can honestly say, she’s already one of my favorite characters.

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There’s something so perfect and self-reliant about her. She’s created her body through the parts of other droids, she’s very much Lando’s equal rather than being a servant to him, and she has quite the attitude. I love her. 🙂

I also love that she’s another tough, almost humanoid like droid like K-2SO was. That has become the new trend for the latest batch of droids and I’m totally down with it.

The marketing for Solo has highlighted her every once in a while but she’s also been kept out of the spotlight as well and that’s always a great thing going into a movie. I want to be able to watch the film and feel like I already know all of the twists and turns the movie is going to show me. That means I’ll be able to enjoy this brand new character to the fullest once I’m sitting in that theater and that is super exciting.

All in all, I have a huge feeling that after this movie L3-37 will be my new favorite droid (because she’s awesome) and I can’t wait to see her in action.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.