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Wilson Mui
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Posted: 18 September 2018 at 4:54pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Good movie. I even liked Woody Harrelson. I don't know
why it got a low score on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Conrad Teves
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This is kinda fun.  Someone used AI deep-learning tech (aka "deepfake") to install Harrison Ford's face into "Solo."


Interesting property of these sorts of things, is they are still slaved to the facial expressions of the person they are being installed on.  Since their personality is different than the original, it's sort of like being able to tell adult twins apart because their personalities have diverged.
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Finally saw this. Mostly liked it! Kinda felt like the Star Wars equivalent to mixing up a bunch of sodas at Burger King and winding up with something tasty, but a weird shade of brown.

Could have dealt with a few fewer callbacks and coincidences.
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Posted: 24 December 2018 at 6:53pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I really liked Solo, shame that any sequels are dead because of the box office.
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Posted: 26 December 2018 at 6:47am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I really enjoyed Solo too. It seemed like the first film in decades to actually feel like a Star Wars film. So naturally it's the one that most folk skipped. (Sigh!)
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Posted: 29 January 2019 at 11:30am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Passed on this at the theater. Caught it on Netflix. 

Not necessary, but not awful. 

Certainly a step up from THE LAST JEDI. 

Some "origin" stuff was interesting to see...Han meeting Chewie, and then Lando (Donald Glover channels the Billy Dee Williams coolness solidly). But how he got the name Solo and the actual Kessel Run are perhaps best as the stuff of legend rather seeing it all onscreen. 

Can't be too mad at any movie with Emilia Clarke. Woody Harrelson brings the goods. Thandie Newton is wasted (literally). 

Almost forgot Ron Howard directed, until I saw Clint. Likely not the only actor to have taken part in both the Star Trek and Star War franchises, I'm guessing. Certainly, no one's had a longer gap in-between...


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I saw about 10 minutes on Netflix and stopped watching it. I will try to
get through it before it goes away.
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I tried to enjoy it again on Netflix. No rewatch factor for me.

By the time Solo was on the ground as a kind of grunt in a muddy Vietnam-like
war, I had been stung by so many little fan-wank bits that I could not stay with
this thing any farther.

It doesn't feel in the least little bit like a Star Wars movie to me. I love the main
actor, but there was not enough here to keep me watching.

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Paul Kimball
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I've watched it 3 times now. Really enjoyed it. Great casting, I think they made
a mistake in killing off the villain but otherwise very well done. Imo the best of
all the films outside of the original 3.
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I felt the same about Rouge One. I feel standalone movies do the original trilogy more justice than the prequels and the sequels. 
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"Rogue One" bored me, but "Solo," while certainly flawed,  was enjoyable enough. I skipped it at the theater -- the first for me with a Star Wars movie -- but watched it this week on Netflix. 

I do think the mixed reception to The Last Jedi is what hurt the film the most, along with people tiring if prequels. If not for those two things, I think it might have done better at the box office. Yes, you can have too much of anything,  but I still don't blame the box office failure on people being sick of Star Wars in the general sense.


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I like the new trilogy movies a lot, but I do prefer ROGUE ONE and SOLO.

I'm right with you, Paul - I have seen SOLO three times now, and I think it gets better each time!


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