One of my favorite things about watching a new Star Wars movie is seeing all of the new aliens, locations, trinkets, etc. and Solo was packed to the rim with eye catching characters, brand new aliens, and yes, more stormtroopers. I love it! So today I’m going to share with you all of the incredible new creations that Solo brought to the Star Wars universe that I happened to love the most. Enjoy!
10: Corellian Hounds
Um…it’s official. Star Wars dogs are not cute. *shudder* These hounds were simply horrifying to look at…but they were so cool at the same time. Only in Star Wars would you see an alien hound as gross and magnificent as this and that’s why I love this franchise so much.
With every new Star Wars movie comes a new rendition of the iconic stormtrooper and I am just impressed. How do they keep coming up with ideas for brand new troopers? I have no idea. But, Solo continued that tradition and I’m so happy about it. These Mudtroopers look so cool with their massive goggles and their mucky brown armor perfect for the conditions of the muddy planet, Mimban. Um…did I mention that I love Star Wars? 🙂
8. The Lodge
New Star Wars movies also mean new locations and once again Solo did not disappoint as it took us to worlds unlike anything we had seen before. The Lodge, a hangout in the location of Fort Ypso, is where Han first meets Lando and from the looks of this picture you wouldn’t even recognize it from the actual movie. In the film aliens and humanoids crowded the interior of The Lodge to the point of not allowing the viewer to really see everything sitting on the walls and so forth, at least not on the first viewing. In this picture, however, you can see the homey charm of this tavern and I’m glad to see that Star Wars still continues to surprise me with new places that haven’t ever been seen in the franchise before.
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With Solo becoming the second Star Wars Story to arrive in the Star Wars franchise after Disney acquired Lucasfilm it’s kind of obvious that comparisons between Rogue One and Solo are destined to be made and I am SO excited to see which of these movies I enjoyed the most because both films completely surprised me in ways I could’ve never imagined. I hope you enjoy! 🙂
There will be some MAJOR SPOILERS within this post just so you know. Thanks for heeding this warning.
The Major Characters:
Jyn Erso was the main protagonist in Rogue One and I thought she was awesome. She was tough, resourceful, strong-willed, and she led her fellow rebels in completing a mission that was supposedly impossible to succeed. She didn’t take no for an answer and she fought against evil with every fiber of her being in the memory of her parents who never stopped fighting against the Empire either. I wish we could’ve been introduced to her character in Rogue One in a more concise way than jumping forward in her life to the point of her being in jail without us knowing exactly how she got there but the film was still perfect as it was and she was at the helm of that awesome movie.
Han Solo is one of the greatest characters in the Star Wars universe because he’s so much fun to watch. He’s charismatic, funny, and he always participates in the greatest adventures. Solo was not an exception. Alden Ehrenreich took the character I’ve watched since I was a child and provided us Star Wars fans a different stage in Han’s life that was simply brilliant to observe. Seeing gaps that I could’ve only dreamed of knowing filled in through the movie’s various situations was so much fun to see and I’m glad that Disney found the perfect actor to portray the young rogue. I love Han Solo! 🙂
Continue reading ‘Rogue One’ vs. ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Which One Wins?
When one thinks of Star Wars love stories don’t immediately come to mind but in fact Star Wars has one of my favorite movie love stories of all time, the romantic relationship of Han and Leia. Their love story transcended generations and was resolved in a heartbreaking but realistic way in The Force Awakens. There hasn’t been a Star Wars romance as passionate and worth caring about since them and that’s been a shame considering how great of a love story theirs really was.
The prequel trilogy was mainly created around the entire idea of Anakin and Padme’s secret love story and its lead up to Darth Vader’s eventual emergence but it was a TERRIBLE love story with corny conversations about sand and aggressive negotiations. Ugh. And then the latest three Star Wars movies haven’t spouted any concrete romances between any of the major characters except random moments like the infamously romantic hand touch between Kylo Ren and Rey or the awkward kiss between Finn and Rose on Crait. Besides that there hasn’t been any love stories. Just subtle or sometimes blatant hints to possible romantic relationships that could occur.
So I went into Solo knowing that Han and Qi’Ra had a romantic relationship but I figured it was going to follow the trend of its three predecessors by keeping the romantic aspect a little low-key. The movie isn’t on for five minutes before that theory is thrown out of the window as the film quickly establishes that Han and old flame, Qi’Ra, are definitely in love. And as the movie goes on it becomes more and more apparent on how strong that relationship truly is between the two characters.
Solo, on the surface seems to be an action/adventure flick but in essence it’s truthfully a film dabbling deeper in the romantic genre more than anything as it follows Han’s life and his quest to give himself, and Qi’Ra, a better life in the galaxy. If you’re someone who is a fan of love stories then this Star Wars film is definitely one to watch because it definitely has plenty of passionate smooching and leering gazes to satisfy anybody who’s been begging for romance in this new era of Star Wars.
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! I’m about to start talking about some serious spoilers so I highly advise you to discontinue reading this now, if you haven’t watched this movie yet.
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The second standalone film to appear in the Star Wars universe since Disney bought the galactic franchise has arrived and with its arrival Disney can look forward to its next entries with these standalone movies. Nothing has been made official but it looks like LucasFilm is setting their eyes on either a film focusing on Boba Fett or Obi-Wan Kenobi and that’s awesome. The idea of a Han Solo-centered film didn’t appeal to me that much but the thought of a movie that focuses on one of my favorite Jedi and one of my favorite bounty hunters sounds very exciting. But which movie do I want to see more? Well, that’s what I’m here to talk about. Enjoy!
Boba Fett became an instant fan favorite after his debut in The Empire Strikes Back but my first introduction to the character was through The Attack of the Clones. I honestly didn’t care that much for Boba but I thought his father, Jango Fett, was SO cool with his silver and blue Mandalorian armor. When I eventually did see Boba Fett in his classic glory I was positively amazed at how cool he also was. In fact, when he got swallowed by the Sarlaac at the beginning of Return of the Jedi I was kind of disappointed because he was such an awesome character I was hoping he would be around longer.
When rumors began circling that a Boba Fett standalone film was in the works I thought it was an interesting idea but I wasn’t down for entirely for the concept of a movie surrounding the story of the mysterious bounty hunter. But now, after seeing the trailers and publicity surrounding Solo (I still haven’t seen the actual movie yet) my imagination for movies focusing on the criminal underworld of the Star Wars universe seems like a great idea. Solo is focusing on characters that are smugglers and these characters look so cool.
Continue reading Am I More Excited for a Boba Fett or an Obi-Wan Kenobi Standalone Film?
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.
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.
Continue reading Han Solo, the Young Buck
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.
Continue reading My Feelings for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’
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.
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).
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.