Feb
05
2018

First Solo trailer.

It’s not promising.  I suspect that there’s a reason why we’re hearing more from the people in that heist than from Han Solo himself.  Also: the chronology is confusing me. Just how old is Han Solo, anyway? Shouldn’t he be old enough to remember the Republic and the Jedi Order*?

And my reaction is absolutely irrelevant. Disney is going to score this movie using Rogue One as a guideline; as long as Solo grosses 800 million or so worldwide, it’s going to be a success and they’ll keep making Star Wars films until after my death.  The odds of it not hitting 800 million worldwide are slim.  And how the fans feel about that is kind of, ah, superfluous. There aren’t $1.32 billion dollars’ worth of hardcore Star Wars fans out there worldwide.

I mean, personally I would have mined the Extended Universe too, but they didn’t — and they didn’t. I dunno what to tell you guys. At least it’s not Attack of the Clones?

Moe Lane

*Yeah, yeah, I know: I’m Just Asking For It, with questions like that.

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7 Comments

  • jetty says:

    Star Wars fatigue is starting to set in.

  • Canthros says:

    Trailer seems … OK. Not compelling, but Ehrenreich sounds like a passable impression of OT Harrison Ford (to me, anyway), and stuff mostly looks interesting, if not tremendously Star Wars-y (speeders that look like 70s land yachts, I guess?). It does give one the impression there’s a bait-and-switch thing with what they’re showing vs. what’s in the film, though.
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    “The Adventures of Young Han Solo” is probably the least interesting thing that was floated as anthology film, short of more Boba Fett.

    • acat says:

      I dunno .. it’s not that the *idea*’s so awful ..
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      I’m just not sure Disney, the brains behind “Treasure Planet”, know how to handle it.
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      Mew

      • nicklevi86 says:

        I’m afraid you’re on to something. Apart from Pixar, and methods “borrowed” from Pixar, Disney has had an awful record with movies for the last twenty years.

      • Canthros says:

        Execution has definitely been an issue with the new Star Wars films. I’m not sure how much of that is Disney and how much is Lucasfilm-sans-Lucas, since Disney seemed to be taking a hands-off approach, at least initially, and Lucasfilm seems to have problems picking directors (e. g. Trevorrow, Lord and Miller).
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        I don’t think I’d be thrilled by a Lucas-run sequel trilogy, honestly. My complaints would be different, but I don’t know if there would be fewer of them.

        • acat says:

          Ummm ..
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          Look, I know it’s a “Berenstain/Berenstein” thing, but many people *do* claim there’s a “Lucas-run trilogy” .. something about midichlorians ?
          .
          Mew

          • Canthros says:

            The prequels would be the major reason for my skepticism that George could have delivered a better series of sequels (but imagine the thrilling displays of parliamentary procedure!). As time goes on, I become more and more convinced that those first two or three films were a happy accident understood by no-one involved.
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            Surely, somebody out there could make a genuinely great Star Wars movie, but everybody that actually is seems to be missing the point, to varying degrees.

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