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Alden Ehrenreich Embodies Harrison Ford in Solo: A Star Wars Story


Many times I’ve wondered what Han Solo story was since the original Star Wars.  Where did he come from?  Was he in love before Leia?  How is he able to speak fluent Wookie with Chewie?  How did he become one with the MIllineum Falcon? All these questions are answered and more in the latest Star Wars saga Solo:  A Star Wars Story.

Very reminiscent of a young, strapping Harrison Ford, Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo) embodies the energy, essence and charisma we have come to know and love about Han Solo.  One of my favorite moments is when a character utters ” I hate you” and Solo’s response is “I know”, proving that the humor of the original has been kept in tact.

Directed by Ron Howard, the action and vitality of the franchise starts to kick in about half way through.  Once it does, the ride is thoroughly enjoyable.  Woody Harrelson (Beckett) reminds us of why we fell in love with him all those years ago when was introduced to us on “Cheers”.  He’s hilarious, cunning, smart and the perfect villain/hero.

It was nice to see Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) have a little bit of a storyline for once instead of solely being a sidekick.  The love of Han’s life Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke)is not as angelic as one might think.  Thandie Newton (Val) returns back to her adventure roots since Mission Impossible II days and it was great to see yet another diversified cast in the superhero/action/adventure lane.

Of course, Donald Glover totally captures the charismatic charm of Lando (originally portrayed by the legendary Billy Dee Williams).  What a lovable scoundrel he is while hiding his true feeling for his droid L-3 hilariously voice by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

This isn’t my favorite in the franchise, but it is enjoyable nonetheless.  Produced by Disney Solo:  A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on May 25th.


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