The internet has been pretty cluttered with people’s opinions of the upcoming Ron Howard entry into the Star Wars Universe with Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Perhaps the main criticism has really been the choice of leading man in Alden Ehrenreich and his distinct lack of sounding or even looking like a young Harrison Ford. As Han Solo is perhaps among the most revered Star Wars characters and fans were blindsided by his untimely death in The Force Awakens, the news that this stand alone film about the smugglers origins came as a bit of a shock.
On set issues with the first directors sacked by Kathleen Kennedy over creative differences, followed by the next day hiring of Ron Howard and news of extensive reshoots and even acting lessons for Ehrenreich have not instilled confidence with people.
With the worldwide premiere last night then, perhaps Lucasfilm is breathing a sigh of relief that early reactions are favourable.
Got out of #SoloAStarWarsStory and I’m completely floored. This movie seriously holds up! I was on the edge of my seat and had so much fun watching it! Interviewing the stars of the film tomorrow, cannot wait ❣ pic.twitter.com/7GAr6h2c8q
— Jacki Jing (@JackiJing) 11 May 2018
#SoloAStarWarsStory: It takes a bit for it to find its feet and for AE to turn on enough charm to make you forget he’s not HF. But once it kicks into its hey-let’s-make-a-crew and yes-also-do-a-heist stuff, it totally flies.
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) 11 May 2018
Alden Ehrenreich is the real deal, Thandie Newton is who I want to be when I grow up, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s L3… well we’ll talk about that later. ? #SoloAStarWarsStory
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) 11 May 2018
I loved #SoloAStarWarsStory so much. It’s a western. A caper. Funny with so much heart. It’s got so much surprises that fans are going to love. Donald Glover is charming x1000. Alden Ehrenreich is a great #HanSolo and just know I’ve been saying this for years! Fave new #StarWars.
— Michelle Buchman (@michelledeidre) 11 May 2018
— Angelique Jackson (@angelique814) 11 May 2018
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) 11 May 2018
So, I was REALLY worried about #SoloAStarWarsStory but those concerns are totally laid to rest. A movie for fans AND those totally fresh to the Star Wars franchise. Heart, humor and a Falcon full of top notch action. From a worry to a favorite. Very, very happy! pic.twitter.com/VhvBSDFvjE
— Simon Thompson (@ShowbizSimon) 11 May 2018
Are you excited for Solo: A Star Wars Story? Sound out in the comments below and let us know. Our intrepid film reviewer Russ Matthews will be going to an early screening so be sure and look out for our spoiler free review.