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The only other Star Wars Story that's been talked about is the standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi film.

Solo - both the movie and this new iteration of Harrison Ford's classic character, now played by Alden Ehrenreich - skates by on charm, breezy irreverence, and a just-right degree of Star Wars fan service. But Solo is the first Star Wars film in recent memory that feels like it's selling something. As it is, "Solo" has the nagging feeling of a missed opportunity.

The more you remember from the original movies, the more ingenious this maneuver is: spinning the sow's ear of Lucas's casually racist outer-space evocations into a silk purse of 21st-century populism, complete with shout-outs to anticolonial freedom struggles and against arms trafficking. The final result is a fairly entertaining film that is nonetheless completely middle-of-the-road.

Ehrenreich's Han is a handsome scallywag and cute no-goodnik who is oppressed like everyone else on a tyrannised planet. Everything started out dandy, but now they're scrambling to keep up with the demands of cranky fans, troublesome talent and truly insane annual release dates. It's just a shame they didn't use the time to add an engaging plot. This extended sequence calls to mind the westerns, serials, and World War II movies that all helped inspire George Lucas's original Star Wars. But first, he has to pull a job with his new surrogate family of thieves.

On the Rotten Tomatoes front, Solo actually finds itself pretty low on the Star Wars chart - only Attack of the Clones and The Phantom Menace have scored lower - but the official logline still promises a fast-paced adventure. Of all the interplanetary cocktail events in all the galaxy she had to walk into this one.

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The story is not bad but it also isn't great.

It's led to a lot of people wishing Solo was instead Lando: A Star Wars Story, and fans of the Cloud City chief may well have their wish granted.

"I think that the clip that you see, even though it's really brief, tells you a lot", she teased of her brief appearance in the trailer for the upcoming prequel film. It's not enough to hide the obvious ideological problem of willfully retreating to childhood in the face of real-world problems, nor the consolidated efforts of an unwieldy and arch-conservative private company to make said retreat into a national pastime; Solo's best moments are nearly entertaining enough to make you forget about all that. A strong director with seemingly no outstanding personal traits, he is perfectly suited for safe studio movies, as he rarely brings anything new to the table. While far from a poor director (he has an eye for small details and a smooth sense of action), perhaps a more visionary presence was needed to make this a truly great movie. Some fans may blame Mr. Howard for this, and fantasize about what might have been if Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the "Lego Movie" auteurs originally hired to direct, had been allowed to see the project through. He's also paired with a sassy robot co-pilot, L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) that is a total scene stealer. Ultimately, she isn't given enough to do.

Woah! The Han Solo Rotten Tomatoes score is in, and it's not too good for a Star Wars or Disney movie! In fact, the movie seems perfectly created to win back those who were upset by the visionary The Last Jedi's devastatingtwists and turns. (Photo by AP) Emilia Clarke poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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