MovieRob’s Birthday Bash of Favorites 2021 (#38 of 48) – Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – Encore Review 8

January is my birthday month, so I decided that I would try and do something quite unique and special for this milestone in my life. I will be turning 47, so I decided to watch 48 (47+1 for good luck) of my all time favorite movies in a random order over the course of this month.  I have reviewed every one of these films already, but I will now give new perspectives on them all. Every one of these films received a 10/10 scoring from me.  Some of these reviews will contain spoilers so if you have never seen them before, I recommend that you read some of my previous reviews of the film that were spoiler free before reading on…

Hope you enjoy!

This is film #38 of the 48.

Let’s continue with… 

Initial Viewing Memories – Saw this film in the theater on opening day at the very first showing and it gets better and better each time I’ve seen it.

“Stick to the plan. Do NOT improvise.” – Beckett

Number of Times Seen – 9 (24 May 2018, 30 May 2018, 13 Sep 2018, 30 Oct 2018, 14 Jan 2019, 19 May 2019, 2 Feb 2020, 27 May 2020 and 24 Jan 2021)

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

Brief Synopsis – A young street rat yearns to leave his corrupt planet and become the bets pilot in the galaxy.

My Take on it – Amazing concept that works so well. The film is able to c=take such an iconic character and recreate him as his younger self The story moves along at a great pace and for fans of the series, their are so many Easter Eggs along the way that helps show how Han Solo became the scoundrel we all know and love. The special effects are superb and that enhances the story even more. Love the way that this film gives us a new kind of story in the world originally created by George Lucas decades earlier, yet thing feel so comfortable in this worked that this film creates. The rest of the characters are also great especially when we get to see new along with familiar characters that take part in the overall series. The story plays out really well and allows us to experience something quite unique and innovative within the world of Star Wars. It’s a shame that they stopped making these anthology films because they did so well with this story and with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2015). The cast is also great here and they bring in some great actors to play some very integral characters in the series who helped shape the life of Solo. The film has a darker tone than most of the other films, yet it still works so well along the way. The music is also great and helps enhance the story even more because of the way that it draws us in to this new kind of world.  Highly Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Tobias Beckett wears the guard disguise seen in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983), when Lando wore it in an attempt to save Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt. The disguise is likely stored on the Millennium Falcon. (From IMDB)

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


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