Solo: A Star Wars Story has been on a long and arduous road to its release, from the directors getting fired to having to reshoot the entire movie over again. Questions about whether or not the movie was good were warranted, and with its Rotten Tomatoes score finally being revealed, we have our answer.
So how did Solo perform with the critics? Much better than expected.
Earning a score of 71-percent, Solo came in well above expectations. That’s not saying much, as the trailers and early buzz left many with low expectations about the movie and most notably, Alden Ehrenreich’s performance as young Han Solo. To summarize some of the reviews, his performance is solid but not anything to brag about.
Overall, Solo earned mixed reviews that average out to be something that leans more on the positive than the negative. It did however, end up ranking last among every recent Star Wars movie: The Last Jedi got a 91-percent rating, Rogue One got an 85-percent rating and The Force Awakens earned a 93-percent rating.
That’s very surprising given how polarizing The Last Jedi was, yet Solo still earned a lower Rotten Tomatoes score. We’ll decide for ourselves once we watch the movie. Until then, our expectations got slightly higher before seeing Han Solo’s origin story.
Solo: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters May 25.