It's hard to get over the fact that Han Solo's childhood nemesis was an evil caterpillar called Lady Proxima. But once the more than heavy-handed exposition is out of the way, the newest Star Wars spin-off becomes quite enjoyable. Although the script is average at best, it features all the Star Wars characters I liked best in the original movies. The cast turns in good performances in bringing those characters back to life and the new characters are decent as well. Overall, Solo: A Star Wars Story makes for an entertaining evening, provided that you don't expect it to be perfect.
I've seen some great films by Christopher Nolan, but this isn't one of them. It starts off as a slowly-paced and thoughtful piece on what it means to be human and how people react if they are confronted with dire situations. This part is thought-provoking and conveys the emotions of the main characters well, although it is a little too long.
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