Darren’s review published on Letterboxd:
"I hate you."
As most people, I thought I was going to hate Solo: A Star Wars Story.
If I did, I was going to do the usual Letterboxd meme review of:
"Solo: A Star Wars Story? More like Solo: or the 120 minutes of boredom"
That was terrible, but surprisingly the movie wasn't as terrible as my puns.
For the most part, Solo: A Star Wars Story was pretty fun without being a massive circlejerk for fans like Rogue One was. There were some references to the original series, some more subtle than others ("How about Bossk?"), but I actually enjoyed some of them.
The tone of the film was real nice and the only problem I have was pacing and cinematography. The last act was pretty boring and the cinematography was pretty dark and disgusting in most scenes.
Overall I was very surprised with the film because with a terrible production history it still managed to be better than expected.