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Solo [Official Info] Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo) in Solo

Discussion in 'Anthology' started by ScorpionJedi, May 5, 2016.

  1. TIE Mechanic

    TIE Mechanic Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I thought Alden did a great job myself. He had Solo's misguided self confidence and cheeky nature down perfectly.
     
  2. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The anthology films are my favorites of the Disney era by far. I was hesitant too when the photoshopped pics of Alden in Han's OT outfit started circulating but I loved the trailers and loved the film. It was a fun story that had heart. Saw it 5 times opening weekend. [face_blush]
     
  3. Vorax

    Vorax Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Alden supposedly told a kid at an airport or something like that that they are looking for ways to make a sequel to SOLO happen. Thats what a RebelForceRadio mentioned on their program not that long ago from what I remember.
     
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  4. The Legions of Lettow

    The Legions of Lettow Jedi Master star 5

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    Three nights ago I finally watched Solo. And again 2 nights ago.

    Brilliant film. Loved it.

    And guess what? Han shot first.
     
  5. Blame_It_On_Lucas

    Blame_It_On_Lucas Jedi Grand Master star 2

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    I don't hate Alden's performance but oh my word is it a pale imitation of Harrison Ford. Alden was better off playing Dash Rendar.
     
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  6. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Chosen One star 9

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    I wasn't impressed tbh
     
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  7. themoth

    themoth Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Considering how strongly the role belongs to Ford, he did an amazing job.
     
  8. AEHoward33

    AEHoward33 Jedi Master star 4

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    In my eyes, the role now belongs to both Ford and Ehrenrich.
     
  9. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Master star 4

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    He did a good job. Nothing mind-blowing, but considering the size of the shoes he had to fill, he did good. Wouldn't mind seeing him as Han again in the future, either in Solo 2, Lando or some TV series.
     
  10. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Force Ghost star 4

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    I'm watching the film as I type and I am LOVING Han! I don't know why I haven't quite seen it this way before, but Harrison was right: Alden nailed it.
    I actually just found a new level of appreciation for Han as a character. There's something about his mannerisms and attitude that sets him apart from every other major SW character - and the characterization of both him and the movie as a whole is absolutely true to who he is, as far as I'm concerned!
     
  11. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Feige's #1 Fan and Ryan Church Aficionado star 6

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    Agreed. Alden is an excellent and deeply underrated actor.
     
  12. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Force Ghost star 4

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    One line that stands out to me is "It's their planet, we're the hostiles". To me, that is perfection. And not just because of the way he says it, but because it reveals an unexpected side of Han (to me, at least) while at the same time being one hundred percent classic Han =D=
     
  13. Django Fett

    Django Fett Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    AH manages to just about pull off a role that is so iconic to another actor for over 40 years, like with James Bond every actor following Connery has needed two or three films to get established in the role and it's the same with Solo. Give AH and DG a few films and then judge them, to judge them on 135 minutes isn't fair in my opinion.
     
  14. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Force Ghost star 4

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    Another great Han moment:

    -You could be detained just for having that.

    - What good would that do anybody?

    I love his superior attitude there!
     
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  15. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Feige's #1 Fan and Ryan Church Aficionado star 6

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    I judged Alden from those 135 minutes. I judged that he was perfect as a young Han.
     
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  16. AEHoward33

    AEHoward33 Jedi Master star 4

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    Yes, Ehrenreich managed to be an iconic Han Solo after one film. And for the actors who had portrayed Bond after Connery, I thought they had done a great job in immediately establishing their own versions of the character. I never thought Connery was the best James Bond.
     
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  17. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Feige's #1 Fan and Ryan Church Aficionado star 6

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    Craig is the best Bond. Followed by Connery. And then Dalton. And after them...the rest.
     
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  18. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Craig is the worst Bond. Grimdark "edgy" nonsense. Bond is supposed to be fun, and Craig's movies aren't. That's not on him though, but his portrayal suffers from the terrible scripts.

    Ehrenreich turned out to be a great young Han though.
     
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  19. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Feige's #1 Fan and Ryan Church Aficionado star 6

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    Craig is just the best acting-wise, I think. And benefits from being directed by some of the best directors (Sam Mendes, for example). And the least chauvinist, which I appreciate. He can be a little dour, but I find some of his deadpan to be funnier than the normal camp (from Moore, mostly). Though I do have a soft spot for a lot of the camp, like in Man with the Golden Gun and the hilariously bad Moonraker. But most of the Bonds outside Craig are just too creepy, in the end.

    That said, I get the critique as I probably enjoy watching the campy Bond movies the most. But Craig’s acting, and most of the films he’s in, are just of a higher quality, even if they stray from the original formula.

    Anyway, Ehrenreich turned out to be a great Han though. ;)
     
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  20. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    [​IMG]
     
  21. PymParticles

    PymParticles Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think George Lazenby got absolutely scammed by a subpar script and having his voice overdubbed during the whole sequence where he's undercover. I think he could have done a bang-up job if gotten off on better footing and chosen to continue. Best of all, as an Australian, he set the precedent for a Commonwealth citizen playing Bond, meaning there's a distinctly non-zero chance that we could one day see a very polite Canadian Bond :p

    Also, Ehrenreich was a great Han.
     
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  22. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    @TCF-1138 has directly implied that Die Another Day and the other Brosnan movies are not the worst Bond movies. Therefore, he must enjoy this scene. :p

    [​IMG]


    Yes.
     
  23. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    That scene is clearly a cinematic masterpiece.

    Fun fact since we're talking Bond for some reason, Roger Moore used to live part time about a kilometer from me. Never met him, but I know people who did.
     
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  24. Django Fett

    Django Fett Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    How to improve Goldeneye with one simple change!!!
    [​IMG]
     
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  25. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Feige's #1 Fan and Ryan Church Aficionado star 6

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    The turtleneck makes the scene.
     
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