I grew up watching Star Wars. I was bought Star Wars toys for Christmas. I had Star Wars sheets on my bed. At some point, those sheets were made into a quilt that I proudly took along with me to university. Despite having science fiction bed clothes, I still managed to have a respectable amount of sex during my four-year degree program. I love Star Wars!
But I'm kinda worried about what Solo: A Star Wars Story is gonna be like.
What I've seen of the movie, so far, has me less than excited for the film. I say this, having loved The Force Awakens and Rogue One. I enjoyed The Last Jedi as well. They felt like a part of the same universe that I've been immersed in my entire life. But the way this trailer for Solo is cut along with the other trailer for the film, has me worried. Watch this thing and tell me that you couldn't remove Han, Lando and Chewie out of the story and still have the same damn movie. It looks and feels like every heist movie and every sci-fi film I've seen over the past few decades.
Don't get me wrong: I'll still go and see it. Alden Ehrenreich's turn in Hail Caesar is one of the funniest things that I've ever seen:
Will he be believable as Han Solo? I don't know. But I feel like I want to give him the chance to fill Harrison Ford's massive boots. Donald Glover? As a young Lando Calrissian? Hell yes! I can't think of anyone else who's a better fit for the role. And because Ron Howard directed this thing (after the original directors were canned--I worry about this, too,) Clint Howard's, Ron's brother, is in the movie as well. We have to go see this film, guys--Clint Howard's gotta eat. The rest of the cast looks really solid too. I'm hoping that Emilia Clarke, who's brilliant on Game of Thrones, will have the chance to shine in a huge film like this after being involved in that last turd of a Terminator movie.
What do y'all think? Will this thing tank or swim?