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Solo: A Star Wars Meh

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:

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Source: YouTube

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.


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