SOLO: A Star Wars Story Review and Cast

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Solo: A Star Wars Story, or simply Solo, is a 2018 American film directed by Ron Howard and based on the Star Wars character, Han Solo. It is the second of the Star Wars anthology films, following 2016’s Rogue One. Solo: A Star Wars Story is not only good but also considered the best Star Wars film released under the Mouse House.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Plot:- The galaxy is in a state of chaos, with criminal syndicates competing for valuable resources such as hyperfuel. Also, orphaned children are made to steal in order to survive, on the shipbuilding world of Corellia. While a young Han and his lover Qi’ra long to escape the clutches of a local criminal gang. They successfully bribe an Imperial officer who grants them passage on an outgoing transport, but Qi’ra is apprehended by their pursuers before she can board. Han vows to return for her, and with no means of income, joins the Imperial Navy as a flight cadet, with the Imperial recruiting officer dubbing him “Han Solo” in absence of a surname.

Three years later, Han has been expelled from the Imperial Flight Academy for insubordination and is serving as an infantryman during a battle on the planet Mimban. Then he encounters a gang of criminals posing as Imperial soldiers led by Tobias Beckett and his crew that consist of his wife Val and a four-armed alien named Rio Daurant. Hon tries to blackmail them into allowing him to join but fails. Instead, Beckett has him arrested and condemned to battle a “beast” held in captivity.

Han uses his ability to speak Shyriiwook to stage a fight with the beast named Chewbacca for the benefit of their captors and escape after collapsing their cell.  A sympathetic Beckett rescues them and enlists the two for a planned train robbery to steal a shipment of the hyperfuel coaxium on the planet Vandor. The marauder Enfys Nest and her crew show up and Rio and Val are killed. They get put into a difficult position when Han, on the ship, is pulling one side while Nest and her crew pull on the other side. Han enrages Beckett when Han ditches their shipment. Then Han angers Beckett when Han ditches their shipment.

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Beckett now fears Dryden Vos’ wrath after revealing he was ordered to steal the shipment for Vos, leader of the Crimson Dawn criminal syndicate.  Han and Chewbacca volunteer to help him steal another shipment. They travel to Vos’ yacht where Han is confused to discover Qi’ra, who confesses that she is a member of Crimson Dawn. Han announces a plan to steal unrefined coaxium from the mines on Kessel. Vos insists on Qi’ra accompanying them. To procure a ship for the heist, Qi’ra introduces the team to Lando Calrissian, an accomplished smuggler, and pilot. They head for Kessel together.

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After reaching the planet, they steal a consignment of unprocessed, volatile coaxium. But L3, Lando’s droid co-pilot is severely damaged and Lando injured during the escape. However, Han pilots the ship, knowing that they must make the infamous “Kessel Run” in less than twenty parsecs if they are to reach Vos before the coaxium explodes. They meet Vos at the agreed place, although the Falcon receives severe damage during the journey.

However, Vos surprises the team by announcing that the coaxium is fake, further revealing that Beckett has betrayed them and informed him of Han’s plan to give the real shipment to the Cloud-Riders, a rebellion group led by Enfys Nest. Then Han announces that he anticipated Beckett’s deception, the coaxium they are holding is real. Beckett takes Chewbacca hostage and escapes with the coaxium. A gunfight between Han, Qi’ra, and Vos results in Qi’ra killing Vos. She urges Han to help the Cloud-Riders and insists she’ll join him shortly. After Han leaves, Qi’ra seals the room.

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Han catches up and kills with Beckett after a stand-off. Han and Chewbacca deliver the coaxium to Nest, who reveals her plans to use the fuel to aid the rebellion against the Empire. She then offers Han the chance to join her but he declines.

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Alone aboard Vos’ yacht, Qi’ra contacts Vos’ superior who is revealed to be Darth Maul. She informs him of the mission’s failure and assumes Vos’ position. Elsewhere Han and Chewbacca track down Lando and Han again challenge him to a sabacc game for possession of the Falcon. Han subtly relieves Lando of the cards hidden in his sleeve and wins the game. Han tells Chewbacca his plan to go to Tatooine, where Beckett told him a gangster is putting together an organization.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY CAST

  • Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo
  • Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett
  • Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra
  • Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian
  • Thandie Newton as Val Beckett
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37
  • Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca
  • Erin Kellyman as Enfys Nest
  • Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos
  • Jon Favreau voices Rio Durant
  • Linda Hunt voices Lady Proxima

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY OVERVIEW

  • Genre(s):- Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Release Date:- 25 May 2018 (USA)
  • Directed By:- Ron Howard
  • Written By:- Lawrence Kasdan, Jon Kasdan
  • Country:- United States
  • Language(s):- English
  • Run Time:- 135 minutes
  • Budget:- $250 million
  • Box Office:- $25.5 million