Solo: A much anticipated back story of many fan favorite characters

Carter Josef, Reporter

Han Solo is one of the biggest fan favorite characters in the Star Wars franchise. He is always accompanied by his trusty sidekick, Chewbacca. Through the Star Wars movies, fans witness the two of them go on amazing adventures through the galaxy on the Millenium Falcon. Clearly fans had a lot to look forward to when they heard there was going to be a movie explaining the Han and Chewy’s back story.

The story is set between Episodes 3 and 4. At the beginning of the movie, Han is a young adult and is horribly abused by his “master.” All of the fans who know Han know that he doesn’t stand for anything of that sort, so he plans an escape mission.

Once he is gone, he starts to work towards his goal to become the best pilot in the galaxy. In order to be able to accomplish that, he needs to get a ship, and that requires money. The movie follows the adventure of how he goes and gets a job to get money for his ship, and as many Star Wars fans know, how he ends up with the Millenium Falcon.

The movie really develops Han as a character. We can see at the beginning of the movie that he is reckless and doesn’t think things through. This may have been seen as his tragic flaw. As the movie moves on, he learns a thing or two from the other characters, and he is able to start thinking and making plans. As in many of the other movies, Han is very arrogant and thinks he is able to do anything. This adds an extra layer of fun and witty humor to the film.

Going into the movie, I was a little doubtful because I had seen that they had changed directors halfway through the process and had to reshoot many of the scenes. However, I was surprised to see that the movie came out great and only had one scene that wasn’t up to the Star Wars standards due to poor special effects.

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Han Solo is chased through the streets and is able to show off his piloting skills.

The movie had good action scenes. It had a speeder-chase scene, which in my opinion only the best movies have chase scenes. Not only was this scene exciting to watch, but it also revealed a lot about the characters and the certain characteristics they have.

The movie also had a fun plot. The character had to go on a mission with many twists and turns so that they would be able to get what they wanted. I think the plot definitely added to the value of the movie because it kept fans on the edge of their seats throughout the whole movie. I knew that the writing was good because it seems like you should know how many of the conflicts end just based off of seeing the other Star Wars movies, but you were still on the edge of your seat dying to see what happened next.

I would recommend anyone go and see this movie. Not only does it explain lots of details about fan favorite characters, but it is also a movie that would be able to stand alone. The fact that Disney was able to create a movie where the characters had pieces that fit into the others, but someone who had not seen it can enjoy it too is brilliant. Solo definitely lived up to the anticipation, and is a great movie that fans will go back and watch many times.