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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 25 May 2018 (USA)
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During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alden Ehrenreich ... Han Solo
Joonas Suotamo ... Chewbacca
Woody Harrelson ... Beckett
Emilia Clarke ... Qi'ra
Donald Glover ... Lando Calrissian
Thandie Newton ... Val
Phoebe Waller-Bridge ... L3-37
Paul Bettany ... Dryden Vos
Jon Favreau ... Rio Durant (voice)
Erin Kellyman ... Enfys Nest
Linda Hunt ... Lady Proxima (voice)
Ian Kenny ... Rebolt
John Tui ... Korso
Anna Francolini ... Imperial Emigration Officer
Andrew Woodall ... Imperial Recruitment Officer
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Storyline

With the emerging demand of hyperfuel and other resources, Han Solo finds himself in the middle of a heist alongside other criminals, where they meet the likes of Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian in an adventurous situation exposing the criminal underworld.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never tell him the odds.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: Red Cup See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,420,489, 27 May 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$213,767,512, 20 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$392,074,197, 16 August 2018
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This is the third Star Wars movie not to feature Anakin Skywalker or Darth Vader. The others were Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). See more »

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Unrefined coaxium can be stored without problem on Kessel, but not on the Millennium Falcon. If it can't be stored stably for very long in either location, a refining facility on Kessel must exist where the coaxium is refined and stabilized soon after it is mined. Alternatively, a refining facility exists closer to Kessel. Either way, it would seem to be easier to attack and steal from that refining facility than from the mine itself.

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Quotes

[first lines]
Han Solo: [trying to hotwire a speeder] Come on! Come on!
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User Reviews

 
Solo episode
2 June 2018 | by BiiivALSee all my reviews

On the new opus of the mouse house in the Star Wars universe I loved since childhood, I did not go immediately. I did not read the reviews, but I heard about the fact that the studio bosses are not very satisfied with the cashier of the film, because Salon solo expectations (sorry for the pun) were not justified.

Personally, I liked it, but there are reservations.

The plot is clear and digestible. There are no illogicalities and strange twists. Pianos, too, really one moment in the end (more precisely the appearance) of me (yes, I think most) surprised. Hint on the continuation of the story prequel Solo? Well I do not know. There is a problem with the arches of the heroes, especially with the line of the protagonist - he shows us from the middle point. There was no need to remove it from the young nails, but there was a lack of disclosure.

It is important to note that in contrast to the serious "Outcast", humor appeared here. Relevant and adequate. To become a protagonist. And there are no excesses.

Howard promised us fantasy with a touch of a criminal film. And this promise was kept. Even overfulfilled! In the film, there are notes of a western - robbery, chases, dashing guys. Not to mention some of the mise-en-scenes characteristic of the genre. And this greatly pleased me.

In addition to westerns, there are a lot of Easter eggs for other films - I personally saw the "Army of the Dead" and "The Empire Strikes Back." With fanservisom managed to cheer.

That did not work with Khan. It is clear that the second Harison Ford can be obtained only by cloning, and then there are no guarantees. But somehow Alden does not stretch. Too so cute, and charisma is not enough. So harrowing young Solo, and not a brave captain-smuggler Solo. Eh. But Harelson and Bethany pleased so pleased. Suppose that the second does not have much screen time, but he used them in full. It's a pity that other directors, unlike Howard, do not notice him. Clarke. c. a. the Dragon Mammon? Yes, as always, no! I actually do not understand why she was loved in the Thrones? Quasi is cute, a doll with a doll and a game of eyebrows. Not ice.

In the end, we got a good movie no worse, but not better than "Outcast". It turned out to be a kind of western in the network of Star Wars with good humor, but with a bad actor in the title role and strange story arches.

It's strange and not clear - what rejected the audience? Disappointment with the 8th episode and the mouse house?

I want to believe that the universe has potential! And the invitation of such craftsmen as Howard will contribute to good films in the lineup.


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