All Star Wars fans were waiting for this movie, to be able to return to the dynamic world and special effects that they are used to in these films. Nevertheless, the reviews of it are not too good, since the interpretation of the key character of the story (Han Solo), has not met expectations expected of him.
Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo
Certainly, many critics have let it be known what is obvious: Alden Ehrenreich is not Harrison Ford, so it won’t be the same Han Solo that all fans are used to. However, the appreciation goes beyond the actor’s way of being, since it is seen that he does not have the main characteristics that he should have.
And it is that he does not have the rogue attitude that is so marked in the Han Solo that everyone loves, nor with that cold and untouchable attitude that kept his good heart safe and that he managed to conquer the space princess so much.
This is how most fans and critics of the film agree that Alden Ehrenreich is not ready to be Han Solo.
A Star Wars story
We’d all think that with the main character being so wild, the movie would be a disaster, right? But it’s not like that. Although, he is not the favorite actor for the interpretation, if it takes us to know details that many expected to know as the origin of his surname, the birth of his friendship with Chewbacca, the first meeting with Lando calrissian and how the Millennium Falcon beat him, his experience in breaking the record of the famous Kessel racer, how he managed to get his blaster pistol and some references to classic sequences such as the one who shot first and his famous “I know”, but more Beyond these moments, which are due more to the mythology of the saga itself and much less to the imagination and talent of its director, the film keeps viewers entertained thanks to the efforts of its supporting characters.
Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) is an enigmatic character who walks the line between good and evil. This character manages to show, in a few minutes, a love story that becomes much more credible and adult than the one shown by its protagonists. In addition, to favor the tape with its marked duality that makes the plot flow.
However, the real stars of the film are Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) and his android partner L3-37. Calrissian has all the qualities you want to see in a Han Solo, funny, charismatic, mischievous, seductive… For its part, L3 is a female android with a human soul and who fights for the rights of robots. Also, she has the best lines from the movie, being funny and thoughtful at the same time. Undoubtedly, it does not leave the film very well that its best character is a secondary that appears in only a handful of scenes.
At this point we must accept that this new installment has achieved something that the previous one did not achieve and that is to entertain viewers, although it is a long way from reaching the classic star wars movies.
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