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Solo [Official Info] Solo: A Star Wars Story - May 25, 2018

Discussion in 'Anthology' started by newdawn12, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Ubraniff Zalkaz

    Ubraniff Zalkaz Jedi Master star 4

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    I noticed when Han is about to sign up to join the Empire, the advertisement selling military service to potential recruits is playing the Imperial March. I love that that song was actually heard in universe by characters.
     
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  2. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval TV Casualty / FFS! star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    It isn't as though I don't own it but I was rather aghast that this film was the one thing not available on Disney+ for May the Fourth.
     
  3. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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  4. Lord-Skywalker

    Lord-Skywalker Chosen One star 5

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    OK Clones Wars fans, we need a #SaveSolo campaign :D
     
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  5. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval TV Casualty / FFS! star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    That makes sense. That's nicer than my conclusion, which was basically, "They're treating this film like it's the stepchild".
     
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  6. Bor Mullet

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

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    Your respect for the red-headed among us is noted.
     
  7. themoth

    themoth Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I think what's cool is that the melody is made to sound nice and adventurous, whereas the reality is dark and mean.
     
  8. AEHoward33

    AEHoward33 Jedi Master star 4

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    I never noticed that before. I think I might watch "Solo" again just to see if I can catch it.
     
  9. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval TV Casualty / FFS! star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I was keeping with the Disney themes. All the ladies are now "Disney Princesses" and Disney films really know how to mistreat a stepchild. What they were doing to SOLO was just some extremely meta ish.
     
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  10. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Force Ghost star 4

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    Interestingly enough, that nice and adventurous take on it sounds more fascist to my ears than the darker iteration!
     
  11. themoth

    themoth Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    #MakeSolo2Happen is trending on Twitter. I think a film won’t happen, but a Disney Plus show could be possible.
     
  12. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    It was released two years ago today so I decided to do a rewatch. It’s such a fun little adventure movie. I really like how they didn’t fall into the trap of making Han already a jaded loner but instead went the far bolder route in showing how he became that. It makes him far more interesting to watch in this film. Also Han is already a rebel at heart. Not only does he give up a huge payday to give the coaxium to Enfys Nest but earlier he even recognizes the inherent injustice of what the Empire is doing, “It’s their planet. We’re the hostiles.” With a lesser writer we likely would have ended up with the far more shallow version but Kasdan truly understands who Han is.

    It just pains me to see that Alden hasn’t gotten any roles since Solo. That’s a travesty. He’s a brilliant actor who deserves more work.
     
  13. Lord-Skywalker

    Lord-Skywalker Chosen One star 5

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    The power of the pen (social media) worked for TCW, lets hope the fandom goes a perfect 2 for 2.
     
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  14. Bor Mullet

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

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    Agreed. This film should’ve launched Alden into stardom, not the other way around. He’s like this generation’s James Dean in Solo. I don’t understand how so many people have been dismissive of him.
     
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  15. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    Giving it the good ol' Anniversary watch.
    Lots of fun.

    One day I'll understand why Val had to kill herself.
     
  16. themoth

    themoth Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah. Disney Plus is an outlet that makes these types of projects possible. Without it, I'd say chances would be much less.
     
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  17. Lord-Skywalker

    Lord-Skywalker Chosen One star 5

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    The reviews were unfair to Alden, Emilia, and Donald. Disneys decision to release in May instead of December proved lethal. 5 months was too soon after the devisive TLJ. They got greedy and disregarded the lack of marketing of Solo in favor of Infinity War. All these factored in the dollars and cents loss aspect. Disney + is the perfect medium to relaunch Solos pre OT story.
     
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  18. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I think a show with Alden's Han has a lot more potential than a new movie. It gives them more time to expand the underworld and give Han and Chewie weekly adventures in a style similar to the Mandalorin.

    That being said though I'd never turn down another movie.
     
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  19. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    Mimban Wookiee Mudtroopers

     
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  20. Lord-Skywalker

    Lord-Skywalker Chosen One star 5

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    The Resistance Broadcast #MakeSolo2 Happen w/ Joonas Soutamo

     
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  21. AEHoward33

    AEHoward33 Jedi Master star 4

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    Movie . . . TV series . . . I just want to see more with Han and Chewie before the Original Trilogy. Ironically, there were some people discussing a sequel to "SOLO" after it was released on DVD.
     
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  22. Bor Mullet

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

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    She was trapped. Dead, no matter what she chose to do. And so she chose the death that would be the most helpful to Beckett. Am I missing something?
     
  23. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    Why'd she have to blow up the bridge? Was it worth her life?
     
  24. Bor Mullet

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

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    She said she was pinned by the viper droids, and clearly thought she had no way of making it out alive. So instead of just dying, she decides to die by taking the bridge and the droids out, and thus giving Beckett the score he needs to avoid getting offed by Dryden. I mean, she basically says that out loud, if I remember correctly.
     
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  25. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Force Ghost star 4

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    What kind of camera was used for Solo? I know RO was shot digitally with a 6K Alexa 65 through a 70mm Panavision lens. Did they do something similar for this film?