Solo: A Star Wars Story is disappointing for a film from such a grand franchise, suggests Kyle Smith of National Review. The first hour is a flurry of action and drama that has very little weight, as the audience barely knows what is going on and can’t care deeply about characters it isn’t attached to. There was much potential in a Han Solo origin story, but the movie fails to deliver greatness. Strange jokes and cliches riddle the film, while certain plot points are forced on the audience. Star Wars is always a big spectacle, which Solo fails at. In the end, good acting doesn’t save it from being mediocre.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is funny, intriguing and most importantly, fun to watch, asserts Andrea Thompson of Cultured Vultures. Harrison Ford’s Han Solo was always going to be a tough act to follow, but Alden Ehrenreich does a great job at portraying him. Similarly, Donald Glover delivers a fantastic performance that almost steals the whole show. Together, they form a fun duo that is highly engaging, as the movie explores their backstories, motivations and flaws. Disney’s touch is gentle and complements the movie, creating fun humor and strong action scenes. All-in-all, the movie is highly entertaining.