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Does Solo live up to the hype? The reviews are in!

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The arrival of Solo: A Star Wars Story has been eagerly anticipated, but critic reviews are now pouring in following the star studded premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this week.

Reviews so far have been mixed, but generally favourable, which seems about right for a new Star Wars release, but the real test will come when the film opens to fans on 25 May (24 May in the UK).

 

New York Times branded the film "the usual galactic mayhem", saying that Solo answers many of the questions that you never asked, and ScreenRant called it solidly entertaining with a few surprises along the way.

"Family friendly action" was The BBC's appraisal, who said that it ticks all the boxes, and Forbes said that the film opens up a whole new new corner of the Star Wars universe with a pure dose of adrenaline.

Rolling Stone applauds Alden Ehrenreich for "upholding his end of the bargain" in portraying the titular scoundrel, but felt that the movie plays it way too safe.

AV Club were less impressed, saying that Solo was "intellectual property unconvincingly arranged into the shape of a movie", while The Times claimed that the film was "devoid of ideas".

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently sitting at 72% on Rotten Tomatoes.

 

What did you think? Leave a comment below or post a review on our Solo: A Star Wars Story page.


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k.a.mara

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Does "Solo" live up to the hype....I'd have to say NO....not really.

Shame, the storyline was bland at best.

The book series was way better, hands down.

Edited by k.a.mara

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