3SMR: Solo: A Star Wars Story
The suspicion I developed while catching up with Alden Ehrenreich’s oeuvre prior to the release of this film was confirmed: Erinrich is a little too stiff to properly carry off a young Han Solo. That unfortunate fact aside, I enjoyed the standard adventure plot of this movie. I think the interesting parts of this story–L3-37 and Qi-ra*–were unfortunately overlooked, which made for a movie that wasn’t quite as awesome as it could be.
Where watched: Regal City Center Stadium 12 (after attempting to watch it at McMenamins St. Johns Theater, an attempt that was thwarted by a broken projector. The nice part about living in Portland, the land of the many movie theaters, is that we had our admission refunded and headed for another theater. We even stopped along the way to buy supplies for the yard rehab project.)
*When someone says, “I’ve done terrible things!” more than once, that is the plot I’m interested in. What terrible things has she done? Are they really that bad? Has she really done terrible things, or has she just moved on from this relationship? Does she plan on continuing doing terrible things in the future? I would be interested in watching the reveal of all of these things.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2018/solo_a_star_wars_story.html
I think we are going to this tomorrow at the cheap seats to celebrate the last day of summer. We shall see how it works out as I also want to get some work done around the house. But I am confident that we can take a break around 2:00 for the movie.
We did see it this afternoon! $4 at the cheap seats. We both enjoyed it, but agree that you bring up very strong points.
Three sentence movie reviews for the win!