Things weren’t looking very promising for Solo: A Star Wars Saga, with Ron Howard brought in to take over directing duties from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller after the pair fell out with Disney over artist differences, rumours were circulating that Solo could perhaps be the first real turkey in the Star Wars saga.

Thankfully, whilst it might not be up there at the top of the list of the best Star Wars movies it’s certainly no dud.

Howard has managed to bring us an enjoyable action romp that’s bound to keep Star Wars fans happy.

The story sees a young Han (Alden Ehrenreich), he still hasn’t gained his famous surname, attempting to escape the ship building planet of Corellia with his sweetheart Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke).

Three years pass and Han, in an effort to return to Corellia, teams up with Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) and Val (Thandie Newton), the trios objective is to try and make money by stealing some canisters of high value fuel called coaxium.

Unfortunately the heist ends in disaster and they find themselves in debt to the leader of the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate, Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany).

In order to pay back the debt Han and Beckett must undertake an even more dangerous mission that involves them stealing unrefined coaxium from Kessel.

Howard does a good job of filling in the gaps in Solo’s life, we find out how he met Chewbacca and how he came about the Millennium Falcon.

Ehrenreich might not capture the mannerisms of Harrison Fords Solo the way that Chris Pine managed to fill the role of a young Captain Kirk in Star Trek, however he has just about enough charisma to carry the role.

Solo: A Stars Wars Story is a good old fashioned adventure yarn that’s filled with exciting set pieces a cracking story and comes highly recommended to both Star Wars and non-Star Wars fans.



Solo: A Star Wars Story (12A)

2h 15m

Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany

UK Release: Friday 25th May 2018








Solo: A Star Wars Story: "Enfy's Nest" Clip

Solo: A Star Wars Story: "Han Meet Lando" Clip