Solo: A Star Wars Story: What the critics are saying

Glen Norman
May 17, 2018

And sure enough, Rotten Tomatoes has crunched the numbers to reveal that, after 86 reviews counted, Solo: A Star Wars Story is now hovering at around 72 percent on the movie aggregator's database, while Lucasfilm has also pumped out another four character posters created to bring the film's biggest names to the (Sabacc) table.

Solo: A Star Wars Story will be Disney's second standalone Star Wars film, following 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

"We think that the next spinoff will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian".


The general public still hasn't had its say, and as the likes of last year's Star Wars: The Last Jedi show, critics and fans can have polar-opposite opinions about what ticks the boxes for a Star Wars movie.

The actress, 31, attended the premiere for the new movie in Hollywood on Thursday, May 10, where she revealed what it was like on her first day on set. "Of course, there are still many stories to tell about Han and Chewbacca but Lando will be next". From the very beginning, Newton has been really excited about being part of this new era of diversity and female heroism in Star Wars.

What's great about Lando Calrissian is that there's still so much we don't know about him. The Lando hype continued as more teasers and stills were dropped, and according to critics who have seen the film already-including Vanity Fair's K. Austin Collins, Glover lives up to the hype.


"And while that means the story lacks the depth some might crave, it still offers plenty of fun, and (impressively for a prequel) the odd surprise along the way".

Chances are anyone interested in seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story will do so regardless of early reviews or critics' scores.

We're just happy that we probably haven't seen the last of Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. But a movie focusing on Lando Calrrissian out on his own would be sublime.


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