First Solo: A Star Wars Story Spoiler Free Reactions

So far, early buzz for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been almost unanimously positive after its first screening yesterday. Check out several key reactions below!


Overall, the initial reactions to the film have indeed been very positive, but it remains to be seen if the opinion of the critics will match that of the general audience or the most passionate of fans. While most comments about the movie thus far have been glowing, others are more reserved in their praise for the movie.


The consensus seems to be that Alden Ehrenreich was able to pull off a young Han Solo in a manner that’s either fine or pretty great (depending on who you ask), while the ensemble is just as good if not better. The performances of Donald Glover and Joonas Suotamo as Lando and Chewbacca, along with Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37, all seem to be fan-favorite standouts. There are also criticisms of the movie’s pacing in the first 30 minutes or so, but the remainder of the film picks up significantly (as that’s when Lando and L3 enter the picture).


While the movie is said to go through a number of expected story points (like Han winning the Millennium Falcon and the ship making the Kessel Run), they seem to unfold in unexpected ways. There’s also, apparently, a major jaw-dropping plot twist that absolutely no one was expecting or speculating about prior to the film’s release. But above all else, one thing that everyone seems to agree on is that the movie is a lot of fun from start to finish.


Here are some of the impressions with no real spoilers from the movie:

















Up until a few weeks ago, people were worried that Deadpool 2 might steal this movie’s thunder, but it looks like the wisecracking mercenary and his team of Mutants might have been outclassed by Solo. It still seems weird to us that they moved that movie’s date to go between this and Avengers: Infinity War. (A good portion of you are probably going to catch both, so it’s just as well.) We’re sure to hear more reactions when the film is screened at Cannes in a few weeks, and reviews should arrive around that time as well, but as it stands, it sounds like they actually pulled this off — over budget, but on time and having delivered the goods.


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Founder of SWNN, MNN and The Cantina forums.Born on April 24, 1980.