Makers of Star Wars just released their second anthology movie which runs backwards from the original time line and this time they are dealing with the fine adventures of young Han Solo. Harrison Ford has owned this character since 1977 and greatest responsibility is put up on the fragile shoulders of Alden Ehrenreich. Chewbecca is a forever accompany of Solo and those two have had similar tales all their lives. Film is quite literally full of spoilers but none of them would be alerted in this review. Star studded cast includes Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke in important roles.
Events of this film are set before New Hope and all the retro tech has never been more cool. Film was initially directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller but due to some creative differences they backed off from the project. Veteran director Ron Howard willingly came to the rescue and he got sole credit for this movie. Not much of it was shot anyways but some ground rules were set upon which Howard dwelled his sword of genius. Film is just gritty enough to be taken seriously but most of it is just plain pop culture entertainment so no one broke any grounds.
Disney has been ruling the charts in entire entertainment industry and which is why they perhaps played safe in order to make a fan film. Narrative of the film is not that unique though character of Woody brings in a lot of depth when they are fighting with ridiculous aliens. Story and dialogues of the film are designed for the first day convention center audience who likes to scream and shout when they see certain references. It is the first time in history where someone else has played Han and Alden has pretty much nailed it. Overall one may go and watch it in cinemas but it simply is not great.