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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is a long, boring space slog
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 15, 2018 06:01PM
The guy at The NY Post truly disliked it.
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is a long, boring space slog
[nypost.com]
Four movies in less than three years is a lot of celestial battles. “Solo” is the first victim of that madcap pace — a movie so un-fun you should get college credit for watching it. Next year’s “Episode IX,” I suspect, will end the latest trilogy with a bang. But “Solo,” sadly, should be frozen forever in carbonite.

The Guardian guy sez:
Solo: A Star Wars Story review – Han Solo origins film is boisterous bromance
[www.theguardian.com]

best comment on The Guardian review
"Don't read it until AFTER you've watched the film...."
Or don't watch the film at all if you think about the glowing reviews for The Last Jedi which turned out to be a stinking pile of horse dung.


Entertainment Week has a summary of prominent reviewers:
[ew.com]
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Re: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is a long, boring space slog
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 15, 2018 06:14PM
I could give a rat's arse about Solo...

DEADPOOL IS COMING.





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Re: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is a long, boring space slog
Posted by: 3d
Date: May 15, 2018 06:17PM
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Re: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is a long, boring space slog
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 15, 2018 06:18PM
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Sarcany
I could give a rat's arse about Solo...

DEADPOOL IS COMING.

Now yer talkin'

'Deadpool 2': What the Critics Are Saying
[www.hollywoodreporter.com]
a roundup of huzzahs for the Merc With A Mouth
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Re: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is a long, boring space slog
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 15, 2018 09:31PM
I assumed Deadpool would be a young adolescent's dream of toilet humor.

I was partially wrong. It also had a lot of clever dialog, and Ryan Reynolds was great. Of course I also like him in Green Lantern (and the movie), so there's that.

Seeing a trailer of Solo, I'm not interested. I saw The Last Jedi and it was just ok. If I had it to do over, it could wait until it was on a small screen near me.




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Re: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is a long, boring space slog
Posted by: decay
Date: May 16, 2018 12:30PM
Deadpool was fun, but I felt it tried too hard to be R-rated and was a bit over-hyped. Enjoyable, but not 10/10.

Have you seen the Deadpool Blu-Ray covers (there may be 18 of them) that parody other movies? Might be Wal-Mart exclusives.

Solo... eh, if I catch a bargain matinee for $3 or $5, why not?



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Re: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is a long, boring space slog
Posted by: decay
Date: May 16, 2018 12:44PM
Get ready for Lando...

[www.vice.com]

From the looks of the early reviews, it seems like Solo: A Star Wars Story has—against all odds—actually turned out to be a decent movie. Significantly less surprising, though, is that Donald Glover completely slays as Lando Calrissian. Just about every write-up borrows some variation on the phrase "scene-stealing" to describe Glover's performance, and the Verge called his Lando "slicker, more charming, and more modern" than Billy Dee's original.

Apparently Disney is just as excited about Glover: According to Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy, the next Star Wars spinoff movie is going to Lando.

“Of course, there are still many stories to tell about Han and Chewbacca," Kennedy told Premiere France after the Solo premiere at Cannes on Tuesday. "But Lando will be next."




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Re: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is a long, boring space slog
Posted by: vision63
Date: May 16, 2018 02:27PM
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decay
Get ready for Lando...

[www.vice.com]

From the looks of the early reviews, it seems like Solo: A Star Wars Story has—against all odds—actually turned out to be a decent movie. Significantly less surprising, though, is that Donald Glover completely slays as Lando Calrissian. Just about every write-up borrows some variation on the phrase "scene-stealing" to describe Glover's performance, and the Verge called his Lando "slicker, more charming, and more modern" than Billy Dee's original.

Apparently Disney is just as excited about Glover: According to Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy, the next Star Wars spinoff movie is going to Lando.

“Of course, there are still many stories to tell about Han and Chewbacca," Kennedy told Premiere France after the Solo premiere at Cannes on Tuesday. "But Lando will be next."

My man. The sky's the limit for Donald. Love Atlanta.
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