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(CBR)   The best part of the Solo movie is getting his own show on Disney+. Here's hoping it's a young Han/Lando buddy smuggler series   (cbr.com) divider line
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2020-07-22 1:44:11 PM  
I hope whoever they cast along side Donglover can act.
 
2020-07-22 1:45:45 PM  
They need to cast Danny Pudi in a role.
 
2020-07-22 1:57:46 PM  
...and introducing Tiddles the Wonder Cat as...Fango Mungle!

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2020-07-22 2:03:02 PM  
What's with all the Star Wars rumors today?
 
2020-07-22 2:09:49 PM  
There off on the road to Kessel......
 
2020-07-22 2:10:23 PM  
They're dammit
 
2020-07-22 2:11:08 PM  

grokca: They're dammit


No I'm Gumby, dammit.
 
2020-07-22 2:14:18 PM  
THIS IS CORELLIA
 
2020-07-22 2:21:36 PM  
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'I'm not sensing much in the way of a merch tie-in.
Moving product should be our main goal.'
 
2020-07-22 2:26:45 PM  
Solo should have been completely reworked as a Donald Glover Calrissian movie, with that new Solo guy as a minor supporting character.

Nobody asked for Han's "origin" story, but more Lando is always cool.
 
2020-07-22 2:29:19 PM  
How long before they kill the money tree?
 
2020-07-22 2:29:56 PM  

oldfarthenry: [Fark user image image 406x330]
'I'm not sensing much in the way of a merch tie-in.
Moving product should be our main goal.'


Do you have any idea how much a nice Mindharp would go for in Galaxy's Edge?

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2020-07-22 2:31:40 PM  
I dont get this dislike for this movie. I thought it was more fun and entertaining than the last three. Emilia Clarke was the weak link if anyone was.
 
2020-07-22 2:33:01 PM  
Solo wasn't that bad.  It would have been better if his backstory hadn't been shoehorned into one movie.  Better yet, if the movie had had subtitles which detailed lengthy time periods had passed.  He and the wookie had become friends too quickly as well as fitting in with the band of marauders.
 
2020-07-22 2:38:40 PM  

spacemanjones: I dont get this dislike for this movie. I thought it was more fun and entertaining than the last three. Emilia Clarke was the weak link if anyone was.


Agreed. I thought the guy who played Solo was actually pretty great. And Glover was excellent.
 
2020-07-22 2:40:03 PM  

clkeagle: Solo should have been completely reworked as a Donald Glover Calrissian movie, with that new Solo guy as a minor supporting character.

Nobody asked for Han's "origin" story, but more Lando is always cool.


definitely keep the SJW robot though right?

\ ducks
 
2020-07-22 2:40:38 PM  
FINALLY we can get more Star Wars prequels!!!  Hopefuly they can explain IN DETAIL precisely who and what Lobot is and where he came from? And the specific details of what Nerf herding entails? And how the Max Rebo band formed and created their signature music style, Jizz? And maybe they can finally show the planet where Admiral Ackbar spawned! I hope we finally get to meet baby Luke on Tatooine and find out what he was up to! I NEED TO KNOW THESE THINGS
 
2020-07-22 2:41:04 PM  

spacemanjones: I dont get this dislike for this movie. I thought it was more fun and entertaining than the last three. Emilia Clarke was the weak link if anyone was.


I'm not sure it was dislike so much as franchise fatigue.  I didn't see fan rage like I did for other Star Wars movies, it just underperformed at the box office.  Too much Star Wars, too soon.

As to TFA, I was actually a bit underwhelmed by Glover as Lando.  It wasn't that he did a bad job, it was that it was a bit too on the nose.  It was like he studied Billie Dee's performance a little too carefully, instead of making the role his own.
 
2020-07-22 2:45:25 PM  

Jack Sabbath: They need to cast Danny Pudi in a role.


Pudi as Willrow Hood
 
2020-07-22 2:50:13 PM  
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there'll be swingin swayin
 
2020-07-22 2:50:15 PM  

tom baker's scarf: clkeagle: Solo should have been completely reworked as a Donald Glover Calrissian movie, with that new Solo guy as a minor supporting character.

Nobody asked for Han's "origin" story, but more Lando is always cool.

definitely keep the SJW robot though right?

\ ducks


I thought that was a great element - then porting her personality into the Falcon?  Sure, heavy handed, but the idea that the Falcon itself contains the consciousness of a Droid who fought for freedom?

Yeah, that'll work on me.
 
2020-07-22 2:50:42 PM  

spacemanjones: I dont get this dislike for this movie. I thought it was more fun and entertaining than the last three. Emilia Clarke was the weak link if anyone was.

And even she wasn't that bad. I enjoyed Solo more than any of the sequel movies.
 
2020-07-22 2:59:02 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: Solo wasn't that bad.


As I've mentioned in the other countless Star Wars threads, I didn't think it was a bad movie at all.  I also don't think it was very good either.  In my opinion it's completely average.  Despite the rumors swirling about during production, I think I would have much rather seen the Lord and Miller version.
 
2020-07-22 3:00:31 PM  
This is one of those instances of perfect casting.  If anyone...ANYONE else had been cast it wouldn't have worked.
 
2020-07-22 3:04:44 PM  
🎶"Han and Lando in the mooorrnnin'"🎵
 
2020-07-22 3:16:14 PM  

epyonyx: 🎶"Han and Lando in the mooorrnnin'"🎵


Six seasons and another movie?
 
2020-07-22 3:16:23 PM  

spacemanjones: I dont get this dislike for this movie. I thought it was more fun and entertaining than the last three. Emilia Clarke was the weak link if anyone was.


It really got munsoned
 
2020-07-22 3:17:13 PM  

FlashHarry: spacemanjones: I dont get this dislike for this movie. I thought it was more fun and entertaining than the last three. Emilia Clarke was the weak link if anyone was.

Agreed. I thought the guy who played Solo was actually pretty great. And Glover was excellent.


The other day someone on fark was talking about the new series Brave New World on the Peacock streaming service so I started watching.  Im looking at one of the lead actors and I was trying to figure out where Ive seen him.  He was the guy that played Han in Solo.  He's doing a good job in this show also.  He is a lot scruffier though.
 
2020-07-22 3:20:48 PM  

doctorguilty: I enjoyed Solo more than any of the sequel movies.


I can top that.  I would say I enjoyed Solo more than any of the prequel and sequel movies.

However, that isn't saying much because I hated the prequels so much they put a sour taste in my mouth for the whole franchise.

Hopefully they won't mess up season two of Mandalorian.
 
2020-07-22 3:23:21 PM  
Budgie smugglers?
 
2020-07-22 3:24:34 PM  
 
2020-07-22 3:36:03 PM  
I felt like Donglover was doing a bad parody of Billy Dee. That movie was intensely mediocre, which is worse than bad.
 
2020-07-22 3:41:20 PM  

oldfarthenry: [Fark user image 406x330]
'I'm not sensing much in the way of a merch tie-in.
Moving product should be our main goal.'


Baby Lobot?
 
2020-07-22 3:50:16 PM  

spacemanjones: I dont get this dislike for this movie. I thought it was more fun and entertaining than the last three. Emilia Clarke was the weak link if anyone was.


Too much at once is my biggest complaint.  You've basically covered every high note of his back story in 1 movie.

Leaving Corellia
Meeting Chewie
Meeting Lando
Getting the Falcon
The Kessel Run

All wrapped around a larger story.

It was just too much, that didn't work great due to the pacing.

Pick any 1 or 2 of those, and have them be background on the larger story
Then spread that story out over a series (Or a trilogy of movies, starwars should really consider a trilogy, that might work for them, surprised they've never considered it)
 
2020-07-22 3:51:13 PM  

HawgWild: What's with all the Star Wars rumors today?


Comic-Con.
 
2020-07-22 3:52:28 PM  

squegeebooo: spacemanjones: I dont get this dislike for this movie. I thought it was more fun and entertaining than the last three. Emilia Clarke was the weak link if anyone was.

Too much at once is my biggest complaint.  You've basically covered every high note of his back story in 1 movie.

Leaving Corellia
Meeting Chewie
Meeting Lando
Getting the Falcon
The Kessel Run

All wrapped around a larger story.

It was just too much, that didn't work great due to the pacing.

Pick any 1 or 2 of those, and have them be background on the larger story
Then spread that story out over a series (Or a trilogy of movies, starwars should really consider a trilogy, that might work for them, surprised they've never considered it)


But he was a loner and therefore Solo, don't you get the genius?

/sarcasm off
 
2020-07-22 3:52:45 PM  
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2020-07-22 3:56:05 PM  

Great_Milenko: oldfarthenry: [Fark user image 406x330]
'I'm not sensing much in the way of a merch tie-in.
Moving product should be our main goal.'

Baby Lobot?


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2020-07-22 4:21:25 PM  

gilgigamesh: spacemanjones: I dont get this dislike for this movie. I thought it was more fun and entertaining than the last three. Emilia Clarke was the weak link if anyone was.

I'm not sure it was dislike so much as franchise fatigue.  I didn't see fan rage like I did for other Star Wars movies, it just underperformed at the box office.  Too much Star Wars, too soon.

As to TFA, I was actually a bit underwhelmed by Glover as Lando.  It wasn't that he did a bad job, it was that it was a bit too on the nose.  It was like he studied Billie Dee's performance a little too carefully, instead of making the role his own.


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It's just a movie that no one needed.  I purposefully didn't see it theatres for that reason.  I happily rented it on redbox and then watched it again on Netflix, though.

It's a perfectly fine movie.

Not great, not bad.  Perfectly decent popcorn starwars flick.
 
2020-07-22 4:37:54 PM  
Even before the pandemic, they're throwing all the good/weird Marvel ideas up as internet shows, and now this. Disney is going to abandon the movie theater business altogether...
 
2020-07-22 4:42:15 PM  

Trocadero: Even before the pandemic, they're throwing all the good/weird Marvel ideas up as internet shows, and now this. Disney is going to abandon the movie theater business altogether...


They own nearly every successful film franchise anyways. Why bother with propagatingvtgeaters when they can up charge Disney+ Members for exclusive movie premieres.
 
2020-07-22 4:42:27 PM  
Solo was an enjoyable, good movie.
 
2020-07-22 5:24:38 PM  

tom baker's scarf: clkeagle: Solo should have been completely reworked as a Donald Glover Calrissian movie, with that new Solo guy as a minor supporting character.

Nobody asked for Han's "origin" story, but more Lando is always cool.

definitely keep the SJW robot though right?

\ ducks


I thought the SJW robot was a nice f.u. to the fanboys.

Solo was a fun movie. Still, it would have been better if the original directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller,  were kept on.
 
2020-07-22 5:35:50 PM  
Lando is a great character because we get him in small doses. But he's a colossal douchebag and would probably quickly become grating if given an entire series.
 
2020-07-22 5:39:55 PM  

doctorguilty: spacemanjones: I dont get this dislike for this movie. I thought it was more fun and entertaining than the last three. Emilia Clarke was the weak link if anyone was.
And even she wasn't that bad. I enjoyed Solo more than any of the sequel movies.


Solo and Rogue One were the best tow mouse movies by far.
 
2020-07-22 5:57:39 PM  
Solo was the movie for all the expanded universe fans. It was enjoyable.
 
2020-07-22 6:02:53 PM  
Truth be known, I never understood why they did a Solo movie instead of a Calrissian movie.  Lando was a far less developed character than Han and thus offers vastly more creative freedom for both writers and the actor.  Also, almost anything they could have done for the Kessel Run would have been a disappointment.  Somethings are best left to the viewer's imagination.

/And that Solo's ex-girl friend works for Maul makes the Galaxy seem very small.
 
2020-07-22 6:10:20 PM  
Solo >>>>>>>>>>> Rogue One. At least Solo had a plot that made kinda sense. Rogue One was ... man, it was just not at all good.

Now, Rogue One's third act was fine! That made sense. But they ruined it with the Vader porn.
 
2020-07-22 6:33:17 PM  

mariner314: Solo was the movie for all the expanded universe fans. It was enjoyable.


I will actually admit to enjoying it too.  But that does not mean that there were far better choices that could have been made for the second "Star Wars Story."
 
2020-07-22 7:22:22 PM  
They called it "Solo: A Star Wars Story", because nobody was going to go see "Generic Space Heist Movie" unless they shoehorned some SW characters into it.
 
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