Genre Grandeur – Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – Encore Review 7 – MovieRob

For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Reluctant Hero Movies, here’s a review of Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) by me.

Thanks again to DJ Valentine of Simplistic Reviews for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s genre has been chosen by Paul of Silver Screen Classics and we will be reviewing our favorite New York Films of the 70’s.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Jun by sending them to

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Paul!

Let’s see what I thought of this movie:


“I heard a story about you. I was wondering if it’s true.” – Han Solo

“Everything you’ve heard about me.” – Lando Calrissian

Number of Times Seen – 8 (24 May 2018, 30 May 2018, 13 Sep 2018, 30 Oct 2018, 14 Jan 2019, 19 May 2019 and 2 Feb 2020) and 27 May 2020)

Link to original reviewHere, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here and Here

Brief Synopsis – A young orphan must find a way to fend for himself while trying to stick to his dream of returning to his home world as a pilot and rescuing his young love.

My Take on it – Han Solo has always been my personal favorite character from the Star Was series and this film depicting his origin story is such a great addition to the canon.

The character is quite complex and this film does a superb job showing why and how that happened.

He never wished to be a hero, but his actions have always led him into that direction over and over.

They might have gone slightly overboard here with trying to establish many of his traits, but in the ed that worked out well since the planned sequels have been shelved.

Learning about all of these traits helps make the character more fun to watch and this endears him to us .

This movie develops his character so well and there is no reason to not see him as such a lovable scoundrel based on everything he does.

The special effects are great and enhance the story so much in order to help make things seem so realistic.

The film’s ability to create a unique story like this in a world that we are already quite familiar with is done really well throughout.

The supporting characters are also developed quite well and we et to see how their actions also help mold he personality of such a great reluctant hero like Han Solo.

Bottom Line – Amazing addition to the Star Wars Canon. Han Solo is such a complex character and this film gives us so many reasons as to why. The story might be filled with far too many explanations for his traits but that still helps endear him even more.  The movie does a great job developing his character for us and that helps make him such an lovable scoundrel. The special effects are done really well and enhance the story so much especially since it is able to feel like a unique story set in a world which we are already quite familiar with. The supporting characters are great ad help keep things thrilling because of the various twists and turns along the way. Highly Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Alden Ehrenreich brought his copy of the Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual to set to talk about button sequences for a take off scene on the Falcon. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)


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