(This review may contain spoilers).
While I didn’t see this movie as sooon as it came out at the cinema, I did go and see it as soon as I could. And I personally really liked it.
It was good to see a movie in the Star Wars franchise that focused entirely on Han Solo, though by the end, I wasn’t left with a clear idea of how he would get from this movie to his much more jaded personality in A New Hope.
I thought it was good to see how intricate the plot was and how much there was going on in the movie. It was also good to see that there wasn’t much about the Force until right towards the end, as there’s a lot more to the Star Wars universe than just the Jedi and the Sith.
It was also really good to see the history that had been hinted at in the original trilogy, such as Han winning the Falcon from Lando. And, of course, there was so much more shown, such as L3-37 and her relationship with Lando. I’m not sure I liked her, but she was certainly an interesting addition. I really did like seeing how Han and Chewbacca became friends, too – although there were no details about a life debt in this movie.
I wasn’t really sure I liked Qi’ra. By the end of the movie, I still hadn’t made up my mind either way. Of course, the chanes are good I was just a little biased, considering I grew up with the original Star Wars trilogy and seeing Han and Leia together.
I did enjoy this movie for what it was, even though I would have preferred a more contained storyline. Still, it’s clear there’s a lot more of the story to be told – and I’m definitely interested in seeing the rest of the movies in this franchise when they come out.