If this trailer had been a fan-made film, I would have gushed about how they did a great job. “You guys made cool effects, an interesting (fanfic) backstory premise, and an awesome Chewbacca impression,” I would have said. But no. This was a real Star Wars trailer.
I don’t know anyone who wanted this movie to exist. If high expectations killed The Last Jedi for fans, I can’t imagine how much more disappointing it would be to see anyone attempt to revisit one of the most beloved characters in pop culture history. If not for the on-the-nose dialogue about being the best pilot in the galaxy and cameos from Chewie and the Millennium Falcon, I don’t think I would have even recognized the trailer as a Han Solo movie at all.
The only reason I might give this movie a shot is Donald Glover as Lando. Look at this beautiful face:
There must be a rule that there can’t be more than one black man per Star Wars film. It’s the only reason I can think of to justify Lando’s LACK of presence in the new trilogy. But whatever, I’m not bitter.
I probably shouldn’t hate on the movie so much just from the trailer, but, y’all. It was as underwhelming as I feared. And I am not interested in seeing any Han love story that does not involve Leia. They might not actually go there with this random new girl, but I highly doubt it given this ~juicy~ and ~dramatic~ bit of dialogue between her and Han: “I might be the only person… who knows… what you REALLY are.” Girl, please.
You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who has a lot of faith in this film, and you will certainly not find it on this girl’s blog.