Solo: A Star Wars Story Has Screened, Here Are The Early Reactions

Though we are still over a year away from the release of Star Wars: Episode IX and the culmination of the stories told in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, there’s still another Star Wars story on the way. Specifically, we’re talking about Solo: A Star Wars Story, which finally screened for audiences at its premiere this evening. CinemaBlend’s own Eric Eisenberg was in attendance at the event, and he took to Twitter after the screening to share his thoughts on the film. According to Eric: Solo is fine, but not great. Eric wrote:

So, it seems that there’s some solid stuff to dig into in this movie. Eric enjoyed himself watching Solo: A Star Wars Story, but the movie has to contend with the constant need to justify its own existence. A vocal section of the fanbase wondered why we would even need to see certain elements of Han’s early years on the big screen, and that’s apparently something that continues to hang over the movie even as it screens. Nevertheless, Eric’s tweet confirms that the movie is fun, and it really picks up steam as it moves and unloads classic references on audiences.

This is an opinion shared by Collider’s Perri Nemiroff. After attending the premiere, Perri similarly took to social media and offered praise specifically for Donald Glover’s portrayal of Lando Calrissian and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s portrayal of L3. Perri wrote:

Of course, while some of these reactions have been tempered by criticisms, other members of the audiences have taken to social media to share their elation over the film. In fact, Yahoo’s Kevin Poloway tweeted his reaction to Solo: A Star Wars Story, and he noted that the film delivers by telling a heist story and shifting gears away from things like the Death Star and the rebellion. Kevin said:

Finally, we round out our roundup with one of the most enthusiastic responses of the evening. io9’s Germain Lussier tweeted his reaction to Solo: A Star Wars Story after the premiere, and he had nothing but good things to say about it. Per Germain’s tweet:

Now, with all of those reactions in mind (not to mention all of the other reactions that are sure to pop up online in the coming days), we are now in the home stretch as we race towards the May 25 release date for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Make sure to catch the movie when it finally premieres, and keep an eye out for all of CinemaBlend’s up-to-date coverage on the latest Star Wars anthology film.

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