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Here is the pulse. Here is your finger, far from the pulse, in your ass."Fembot is gonna be a favourite character." -LOL
I care more about the Star Wars universe than I do the familiar faces that inhabit it. That's why Rogue One is the best (new) movie.
Alright bob, late reply I know but I literally just watched this movie and wanted to say holy shit I did not like Lando’s droid. She seemed like a total caricature of the “angry feminist”. Really I always thought the droids of Star Wars having personalities and such came into sharp conflict with how disposable the movies treat them, but this movie takes this idea and makes a big joke out of it. I mean sure she ends up starting a droid rebellion on planet whatever but no one else seems to give a shit about it which should tell you that the movie makers really don’t care about it, and then after her death parts of her brain are used as a tool to help them get out of their sticky situation. Because that’s what she always wanted, to be used as a tool. Holy shit. Just had to get all of this off my chest. Honestly as much as I did not enjoy how her character was handled Donald Glover really did sell the emotion surrounding her death. Otherwise more or less agree with this review!
But Firefly did it best :)
I rewatched it when it came out on DVD and found that I enjoyed it more a second time. I does feel like two or three plots stitched together but it was still fun.
L3's fight for rights being trivialized by the film felt sorta gross.
Elden Ehrenreich did a great job acting in this movie. But he failed to be Han Solo. That sounds wierd but Elden was emotive, he hit the right emotional beats and felt like a real character. But It felt like I was watching a great Star Wars scoundrel and not Han Solo. It's like getting a great Guitarist when you needed a great Pianist. Sure the music will still be great but it won't fit the mood you were going for.
Wow. After 40 years, I think I'm done. Not only has Disney screwed up the trilogy franchise beyond repair, but Solo fucked the donkey so artlessly that I don't think I want to contemplate the Star Wars universe at all, in any context.Solo was so bad, it made me feel stupid for ever having loved Star Wars in the first place.
The Force wasn't actually in the movie. It's weird. We just got our first Star Wars movie without the Force. Not sure how I feel about that yet. As is, to try to find a way to fit it in would feel forced (no pun intended). But if it was written a bit differently, yeah they could have made sure the force was still in all of the Star wars movies.
This was really close to being a good tragic backstory for Han. The betrayals don't hit quite hard enough, the biggest one isn't actually even felt all the way. The Han shoots first bit was awesome but lacked impact because he wasn't a starry eyed youth. He THINKS of himself as an outlaw, not a hero, so him shooting someone isn't out of the question. If they showed him trying to help people earlier and getting burned for it, then he gets betrayed, that would've cemented the trust no one character for ANH.
I still think this movie is better then Rouge One, but that's my opinion.
Whoever invented the Space Western Firefly F*n NAILED it. Brown Coats forever
...so bring 5 shirts. It's not hard.
Expected it to be pure shite. But actually enjoyed it in theatres! Agree with bob on most of review.
I really enjoyed this movie. Solid space action movie. Was a lot of fun.
Ehrenreich didn't really work for me as Han. I know everyone says he wasn't doing an impression like Glover was for Lando, but I think he really needed to do more to capture Harrison Ford's affect. Don't get me wrong; he was by no mean bad. I think he's a good actor and I think he was good in Solo, but he didn't really feel like the same cocksure character we met in Star Wars. Sure, there's a good argument for that at the beginning, but I feel like by the end he should have felt like the same guy we met at the beginning of A New Hope, and it just didn't work for me.
I actually loved this one. Really good.
Hopefully this nonsense _Solo_ movies will help prevent the studio executives from trying to do a Matrix Morpheus prequel. Can we please have a little originality in our movie making? Thanks.
This douche liked the last jedi
Translation: Waaaah, someone has a different opinion from me on the internet so they're a douche, waaaaah!
The way you pronounced Joonas Suotamo's name got a genuine laugh out of me.
I gotta disagree with you on one thing. I don't think this really ruins the idea of loner Han having a change of heart. See my take from it and previous movies is that Han doesn't really change. He's this character that doesn't mesh with the good/evil dichotomy you always see in Star Wars. As one character in Solo points out Han really does have a good heart. Except he knows from experience you have to get your hands dirty a fact the movie reinforces. You'll notice he's not very big on sparing people even those he could conceivably convince to change. And even the person you think he may have convinced to change still betrays him. I almost wish the movie leaned harder on a sort of loss of innocence theme. Yeah Han was a criminal but he never WANTED to be a criminal. Solo is about how Han effectively resigns himself to criminality once again as a survival method. And this is where I give the film credit because it reinforces the good nature we see in Han but still keeps him in that morally ambiguous life. I mean there's a reason when Kylo goes evil and his marriage breaks apart he resorts to smuggling again AND it almost makes his entire life tragic given he plays the hero one last time to save his son (much how Luke did with Vader) only to die for it. Maybe I'm reading too much into it but like you said this is pretty much what I expected for a Han Solo movie and personally I KINDA want a sequel.
Thank you for this insightful, smart review. You made me think about things I hadn't considered before, so bravo.
L3 was completely unbearable and it felt like my cinema let out an audible sigh of relief when she died.
It's official. Jar Jar Binks is no longer the worst Character in the Star Wars Movie Franchise.That honor goes to The Droid L3-37 from Solo: A Star Wars Story.
L3-117 AKA Sassy Activist Droid is the best droid and I will fight you on that.
_L337_I see what you did there...
It's a. okay movie. That's all I got from it. I still enjoyed it though.
I found that cold open much funnier than I should have.
Bob, would “The Crow” be worthy of a GEMS episode?
Another insightful film review Moviebob, full of context! I don't understand the disdain for this film. It was a lot of fun.
Damn I said I like the shirt to myself as soon as the video started. Cool shirt Bob.
I'm really glad to hear Phoebe Waller Bridge has some good material here, I absolutely ADORE her in Fleabag, her self-penned BBC dark comedy about a woman approaching middle age whose life is a shambles. It would be nice if this got her more exposure.
Isn’t Han's arc the same in the move like in ANH.
Not really. In ANH he was a guy out for himself who, by the end, has joined a cause that offers no material benefit for him.
L3 is my copilot.
Agree that it was OK, not great, but politely disagree about Phoebe Waller-Bridge - her character was one note and not that interesting. The cast on paper should be great but the plot and writing were surprisingly weak.
Wow, shill much?
Why? Because he enjoyed a film?
I just realized that this is the movie that the Last Jedi haters have been begging for. Not only is it a classic space western (with a space heist on a space train and a space mine) but it has a bunch of references to those 25-year-old glorified fanfiction stories masquerading as Star Wars novels (Teras Kasi is mentioned, the Maw is a black hole and the Kessel Run has to go around it, etc.)
bob please watch thisthexvid.com/video/yXuWJsMQcVc/video.html
I actually enjoyed the movie too. And I also disliked last Jedi Like the rest of y’all. Get off bond case about liking last Jedi. He’s aloud to like the movie, and in case you haven’t noticed, the majority of critics did like last Jedi (RT - like a 90 or something). And even though I didn’t like last Jedi either I can see why it got good reviews from critics. So everyone in the comments, please stop giving bob a hard time for his Star Wars reviews and please stop with all the “his opinion on last Jedi invalidates anything he says about Star Wars.” You’d hate for someone to say that about you so don’t say that about him. I didn’t last Jedi and I really enjoyed solo. Is my opinion more valid? even though I basically agree with everything he’s said about solo? Doesn’t that mean my opinion is invalid if I agree with bob? Obviously not. Go see the movie yourself and make up your own mind. Don’t wait for a critic you trust and like to tell you Cos you’re not always going to agree with them (and they are allowed to have a different opinion. And you shouldn’t stop following them for having it). Your appreciation of a critic comes down to if you can respect their view. You’re not asked to agree with them. Watch the movie and make up your own mind.
5:31 haha not according to most critics
Personally, Solo was a “eh,” movie. It didn’t really feel like a Star Wars and really, really pandering which Bob seems to be trimming the edges with his reviews. The movie really made no sense canonically and narratively. Sad.
See, it’s people who use “Nobody cares,” in their arguments is a straw man statement and ignorant of the importance of the discussed topic. People. Do. Care. That is a blatantly disingenuous remark to mark, there are who deeply care for these things. Passionate about it and even some unhealthy. But at least it’s to prove the point of disconnecting the argument from a tangent.
One of the best reviews I’ve seen.
It makes me really sad that Star Wars is being killed by its own fans. If you like the movie then you can watch it again. If you don’t like the movie then don’t watch it again. Not a difficult concept. I personally really enjoy these new movies but that is just my opinion. I’ve always wanted a franchise based off Star Wars, similarly to the MCU. Just makes sense.
dat cameo tho
I appreciate your opinion, though I disagree. I cant see this as anything than average. I gave it a 6/10
Honestly glad I got turned around to Bob's vids after the whole Last Jedi thing. And he really isnt afraid to piss off the fanboys by being honest about them, major props for that. I'm glad he can actually watch Star Wars films for what they are, blockbuster entertainment.
L3 was so heavy handed and annoying, im glad she wasnt in the movie that much.
5:00 - missed opportunity for "Fine, it's fine, here, now, thank you... how are you?"
My favorite space western: OUTLAND (1981)
Did you see it in 3D?
I don't even like Han Solo. he's overrated as hell and I attached way more to Luke than i ever did to Han and he came off as creepy as hell to me in Empire and kinda just there in Jedi. I think i'm gonna skip this and just rewatch Deadpool 2.
Hang on, wasn't that Darth Maul at the end? Didn't he die in Episode 1? Wasn't that set 10 years before the Empire was created? Confused? You will be!
Not Darth. Just Maul.
Amazing how you articulated my almost exact thoughts on this film.
This is what selling out looks like. All your reviews have lost all credibility. You’re not a critic, you’re a shill
What do you mean?
As far as I know the first space western was A Princess of Mars, published in 1912. It's basically existed since the second we thought of going to space.
Could have used a Boba Fett cameo, definitely didn't need the one we got. The sooner we forget about the Phantom Menace the better.
So... you're saying it's like stepping in dog shit, but its already dry and doesn't smell so bad.
I'm a bigger Phil Lord and Chris Miller fan than a Star Wars fan, so eh pass
To be fair, the most interesting things about Solo have always been the Falcon, Chewbacca, and Lando - basically his car and his sassy PoC friends...What could anyone really expect in a film about him?
My Solo would have just been Blood Meridian with some droids, fite me irl.
#SoloAStarWarsStory was pretty good. Felt awkward during that 5 min uninterrupted dance number with Han singing "I'm Han Solo", but otherwise cool movie.
I love your reviews. Have you considered reviewing 'The Expanse' on Netflix? I think it's great, but I would appreciate some Bob analysis of how it achieves that.
So basically it’s just useless, is what you’re saying?
Wow you not only butchered Joonas Suontamo’s name but Chewbacca’s as well (not that I expected you to say the first correctly).
Ugh. Did they pay you for this one? I saw this in a theater with 16 other people in there who along with me groaned through most of this movie. It was not good and not needed. It felt like 2 different movies. Woof
Isn't it weird how opinions work?
droid named l337>>l337>>l337>>l337oh hi hackers 1995, how are your sex life?
*Epitomized by Firefly
Of course Bob liked the droid.
wow bob i was expecting u to destroy it, but im probs gonna see it now
Oh the Hologram bit right? Yeah. Star Wars Multiverse to be solidified i guess.
I agree with everything except L3. I thought she was pretty annoying, and the whole chat she had with Q'ira on the falcon could've been cut totally
Sure it's better than last jedi
And clearly some people care about what the expanded universe had to say on the matter otherwise they wouldn't have taken inspiration from it for parts of this movie.
I feel like the "Big Spoiler" is going to be confusing or not as exciting to people who haven't watched the Clone Wars and Rebels animated series.
EVERYBODY CARES!!!! moron
Hi-yo, Silver! MovieBob shills again!
Didn't initially like it as much as the previous three just because I couldn't find much metatextual or intertextual thought to chew on (basically my favorite movies tend to be the ones I can analyze and reinterpret long after the credits roll) but hearing the space cowboy angle helps in that regard.
words that come to mind to describe Solo......Meh, Ok and solid
Lord and Miller would have made a great movie, what we got was just a barely decent one.
Gotta be better than TLJ
fsmetal no, im not high. I just really like star wars.
charronfilms TJL a 9? Are you high?! It's like...a 5 or 6 at best
fsmetal it's not.TLJ: 9/10Solo: 8/10Still good though.
So Star Wars Space Cowboys? Okay, I'm on board.
Pretty typical for Bob to love L3, since she is the stereotypical SJW/proffesional victim.
CaptainRidley Just because the film aknowledges the fact that she is obnoxious, doesn't mean it's less annoying
Did you even watch the film? She is an advocate for droids rights and it's played off as a joke. When she first starts Lando says something like "Here we go again.".
I was so fucking surprised by this film. Not great but an incredibly fun film and a solid Star Wars film. Even the fan service-y crap was subtle stuff only nerds like myself would pick up on. Well...except for that one scene
I feel almost the same about movie like you. However I was not a fan of Queen of the Dragons in here. And to me the movie was less Han Solo story and more world bulding to future starwars movies.There were a lot of references to Empire, to Phantom, to Rebels, to even Rerurn of the Jedi. But I liked it.
But what were your thoughts on Lando and his story arc? I was supposed to be seeing it right now, but was too ill to go, and not going is killing me too!
Fuck you bob i like the expanded universe. The books and games expanded on things and they werent shit. Disney has been cherrypicking stuff from the eu legends material. They have been reintegrating aspects of the eu legends books into the movies saying its new and well it isnt. Kylo rens character was inspired by han and leias son from the eu books. FUCK YOU.
I really wish they'd just stick with Star Wars versions of genre films on their "story" movies. Dirty Dozen/Seven Samurai for Rogue One, Oceans 11/Cowboy pictures for this one, etc. Trying to make these too much like the other films is an error, IMO. Let them be stand alone films.
So the breakout characters from the two spinoff films so far were...droids
Wow, I gotta say I was not looking forward to this movie AT ALL! But this was a surprisingly positive review and I'm a little interested to see this now. Maybe this weekend I'll check it out.
nailed this review!
socio-politics crammed into a movie?wow what a thought!
Calling out Firefly in a STAR WARS movie review? Dem's fightin' words.But, I'm glad to hear SOLO is just plain FUN. That's what we need right now, FUN. Not subverting tropes or meta-commentary, but good ol'-fashioned adventure.Besides, why be mad about a guy's mysterious past being revealed? Mysteries exist to be solved.
Star Wars is done. Its a dead brand. The masses has moved on. Let go people. Grow up
WAIT! the DROID is named L337?????holy shit. HOLY SHIT!
Lando is one of the gays.