Solo: A Star Wars Story ★★★

It's a little underwhelming to say that my feelings about Solo is that it was fine, but that's about it. It doesn't have the emotional heft that I've come to expect from a Star Wars flick. It's got the emotional heft of, say, a Fast and Furious movie, in that it expects its characters to have Emotions, I Guess, but their emotional arcs are relatively slight with as little change as possible. And, like a Fast and Furious movie, the driving action sequences where the characters are on things moving fast are the best parts.

Nothing about it was really bad in any way. But, for the most part, it's not really very memorable either. You can tell they went for disposability when they introduced two characters in a rogue's crew and then killed them off within, oh, the first half hour or so? Man, their deaths sure had a lot of emotional weight, right? Of course not, because Solo doesn't really do that. And it's the lesser for it.