For Your Convenience, a Solo: A Star Wars Story Spoiler Discussion Zone

From left to right Han (Alden Ehrenreich), Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke), Beckett (Woody Harrelson), Val (Thandie Newton), Lando (Donald Glover), and Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo).
From left to right Han (Alden Ehrenreich), Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke), Beckett (Woody Harrelson), Val (Thandie Newton), Lando (Donald Glover), and Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo).
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The story of that guy and his hairy pal is finally here! Would you like to chat about Solo: A Star Wars Story freely with other fans? Well, land that Falcon because you’ve just found the right spot! Just no arm-pulling, ok?

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So much has happened since Solo was first announced. Even those of us keeping up on the latest news didn’t know what to expect from this first solo character tale from Lucasfilm and Disney.

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Personally, I had fun, and probably more so since I lowered my expectations going in. L3 is now tied neck to neck for my favorite droid with Chopper. What a scene-stealer! More Enfys Nest stat!! And holy cow... that surprising cameo. Definitely wasn’t expecting that but as a fan of the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, I’m very interested to see what it will mean going forward in the film realm.

We’ll have more on that next week, in the meantime, you can check out io9's review here. Otherwise this is your landing pad for all your spoilery thoughts and feelings! Have at it.

Deputy Editor, io9. Loves cats.

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DISCUSSION

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If you showed Solo to someone that’s never seen or heard of a single piece of Star Wars media in their life (...somehow), they’d probably enjoy the film more than someone who does know the franchise intimately.

This isn’t like TLJ, where the issue is complaints about continuity. Rather, it’s how the film always seems to feel stronger when it’s not trying to tie things into the other films. Star Wars’ style of filmmaking, where the world is presented as it is and random galactic details don’t need exposition about them, it’s still here and it wouldn’t leave people behind...

...but those moments when it does bring up something from the Franchise, like OMG HAN GOT HIS BLASTER or OMG KESSEL RUN IN UNDER 12 PARSECS, they land very flat and are clearly cloying... made worse with a lot of stuff in the finale that go out of their way to Remind You Of The Thing.

Also, enough with the damn dice. They worked in TLJ to symbolize Han’s loss, but no one cares about the goddamn dice >_<.