TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - May 9, 2018
Hey kids, did you ever wonder why Chewbacca is so surly about Holochess in Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope? No? Well, you're gonna find out anyway, damn it! As it turns out, Chewie has a history of losing the game, and now I'm left to wonder if Woody Harrelson's the fella what got his arm ripped out of its socket.
Man oh man, Solo is just gonna be so chock full of winks and nods to the audience, it's a wonder they didn't cast Michael J. Fox as Han. I want to give this movie a chance, honestly I do, but every time there's some callback or reference to the original trilogy, I'm left feeling cynical about their reason for making these films in the first place.
Awesome as Rogue One may have been, it could've done without the "You'll be dead" guy and creepy cgi Tarkin and creepy cgi Leia and so on. But I know what you're thinking, "Keep that final Vader scene," and yeah, that's fan service done right. One or two really well placed nods like that would be great, but this constant referencing is making it feel less like Star Wars and more like a Seth MacFarlane movie.
But part of me is also secretly geeked to see Chewbacca and Woody Harrelson hanging out together. That's kinda worth the price of admission alone. Solo opens two weeks from tomorrow.