The few trailers we’ve seen for Solo: A Star Wars Story haven’t inspired much confidence in the film’s quality. Not to mention the movie was mired in plenty of production woes, with directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller axed with only a few weeks of filming to go.
So, color us surprised to hear that people are reacting favorably to the latest Star Wars spinoff. Even Mark Hamill, who Star Wars fans know as Luke Skywalker, is heaping praise on the movie, saying he can’t wait to see it again. I’m suddenly much more optimistic.
What are people saying? Well, the action set pieces appear to be particularly good, while Donald Glover, who plays a younger Lando Calrissian, steals the show. There’s also plenty of praise for actor Alden Ehrenreich, who had the unenviable job of following in the footsteps of Harrison Ford.
You can see some of the early reactions below. Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25, 2019.
— MarkHoHoHoHamill (@HamillHimself) May 11, 2018
Alden Ehrenreich is the real deal, Thandie Newton is who I want to be when I grow up, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s L3… well we’ll talk about that later. 😃 #SoloAStarWarsStory
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) May 11, 2018
— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) May 11, 2018
I really dug #SoloAStarWarsStory! I woke up this morning questioning whether I was excited for this movie and walked out ready to see Han’s next adventure on this path. It’s a super solid movie and feels true to what makes #StarWars fun.
— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) May 11, 2018
I figured if @DisneyStudios was willing to show 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' a few weeks before release it must be good and it absolutely is. Film is a blast and a welcome addition to the Star Wars universe. @RealRonHoward you did a great job. Congrats. pic.twitter.com/1pkWH2y6qE
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) May 11, 2018
#SoloAStarWarsStory is reaaaaalllly good. Fun as hell. It’s a straight intergalactic heist movie, kind of refreshing to see a Star Wars movie w/o a Death Star or the rebellion’s fate at stake. Alden Ehrenreich is super impressive as Han, but L3 might be my favorite new character.
— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) May 11, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story is a goddamn delight. It’s a non-stop adventure packed with way more emotion than your expecting. You’ll have a smile on your face the whole time and leave eager for more. pic.twitter.com/fOsF7Tr95L
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) May 11, 2018
— Kara Warner (@karawarner) May 11, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story is… fine. It's slow to find its footing, but picks up in the second act, and it's definitely fun. Has the occasional prequel problem answering questions I didn't need answers to, but also some fun references. Overall I liked it, didn't love it pic.twitter.com/dV02yRYueA
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) May 11, 2018
There’s some fun to be had with #SoloAStarWarsStory. Ehrenreich was solid and really enjoyed Glover and Waller-Bridge as L3, but not convinced we needed a young Han Solo movie. Was really hoping for higher stakes, more energy and depth.
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) May 11, 2018
The wait for May 25th seems longer all of a sudden.