Release Date: May 25, 2018
This movie, along with some of the other recent Star Wars movies, has been getting a fair amount of hate and I think it is unfounded. This is a highly enjoyable movie with great action, fun characters, good acting, awesome score, and beautiful sets.
The action scenes are some of the best of any Star Wars film. The ground war scene, though short, was a bit grittier than other Star Wars land fights and I think it worked well. A very long war such as the one happening in this universe would be devastating to countless people and this showed how bad it would be for those who don’t fly in space ships. The various flying scenes were awesome. The entire maw scene was beautiful and having it take place right after some heartfelt moments helped keep the tension up making it work even better for me.
The things I would want to know from an origin type movie were here and I loved them. How Han got his name, the meeting of Chewbacca, how Han learned to fly, him getting the Falcon, and all the other little things we are shown. This is a great exploration of the universe and I hope will lead to more movies about Han and Chewy.