"Solo" is not an terrible movie, it just has a few bad parts that feel uninspired. Separated at the last second, Han flees the planet while Qi'ra is caught and left behind. By the end, it becomes hard to keep track of some of these people - what they want, what they're trying to accomplish, why they're doing whatever they're doing. The characters are often similarly uninspired, despite the likes of Paul Bettany, Woody Harrelson and Thandie Newton doing their best with clunky, cliched dialogue. It's just a shame they didn't use the time to add an engaging plot. But at first it looks as if they've really pulled it off. It doesn't merely make obvious the comfort-food imperative of keeping this mythology alive-which is to say, profitable-but also proves it can still find ways to be legitimately satisfying.
Outside of her ongoing movie projects, Clarke is also dipping her toes in screenwriting and plans to start her own production company in a bid to "tell reallygood stories". The imprint of Star Wars on everyday American life now feels so despotic that it's too much to ask a film like Solo to be moving or thrilling as a piece of cinema.
Discovering how Han met Chewbacca, or why he made the famous Kessel Run, doesn't make him more interesting.
In all other aspects, Ron Howard, delivers a competent and workmanlike story. Shouldn't his movie follow suit? While far from a poor director (he has an eye for small details and a smooth sense of action), perhaps a more visionary presence was needed to make this a truly great movie.
Disney hired filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to direct "Solo", presumably impressed with the pair's work on the crowd-pleasing blockbusters "The Lego Movie", "21 Jump Street" and "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs". Phoebe Waller-Bridge has an entertaining voice role as Spartacist droid L3-37. She believes that Lando has feelings for her, men and robots can definitely have sex, and even convinces other robots to rise up against their masters. It's a poignant, intriguing-enough buried subplot that I nearly wished Qi'ra were the star of her own story.
The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote or co-wrote original trilogy Star Wars movies The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, as well as 2015 franchise reboot The Force Awakens, along with his son Jonathan Kasdan, whose previous credits include writing and directing the rom-com The First Time. This extended sequence calls to mind the westerns, serials, and World War II movies that all helped inspire George Lucas's original Star Wars. The good news, though, is that Ehrenreich manages something more apt. With the exception of one or two lines that anticipate the title character's future adventures, the proceedings have the perfunctory air of biting into the aforementioned apple, and taking tasteful, unobjectionable nibbles.
As far back as he can remember, Redmond Bacon always wanted to be a film critic.
On Monday, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared where she got the unusual name. "That's where your heart belongs to". Khloe made it very clear with her note that she is still in love with the 27-year-old athlete.
Unbeknownst to them, the pilot was trying to steer the aircraft with his co-pilot partially out of the windshield . Sichuan Airlines issued a statement via Chinese social media citing "mechanical failure", as a possible cause.
But just about everyone is pointing to this Reddit post from Roland Camry as the original source of the Laurel-Yanny conundrum. If the volume is turned down low , there's a higher chance one might hear " yanny " because the bass is not as prominent.
After just 8 weeks on the job, our CEO Dara Khosrowshahi introduced a new mantra to employees: "We do the right thing, period". The court had given Uber until Wednesday to say whether it would require the women to submit their claims to arbitration.
The average revenue per user of the company declined by 26 per cent to Rs 105 from Rs 142 during the quarters under review. India's objections to jurisdiction and the company's claims are scheduled to be heard together in February 2019.
You won't need to leave Messenger anymore to report conversations, as Facebook is introducing new tools on mobile that will ... The social network will be conducting a "thorough investigation" to check whether these apps have misused user data or not.
The Imperial College team came up with the idea for IMP-1088 when they were looking for a way to target NMT in malaria parasites. By contrast, the new molecule successfully blocked the several strains it was trialed against without damaging the human cells.
Robinson Cano is out six-to-eight weeks after he was hit by a pitch throughout Sunday's recreation towards the Detroit Tigers . Cano's acceptance of the suspension is surely tied to his injury, which may keep him out for a big chunk of that 80-game ban.
The report came almost 14 years after America brought the dispute to the WTO at the behest of Boeing , Airbus's closest rival. It is anticipated that US tariffs will be authorized up to the amount of annual harm the subsidies are determined to cause.
Current estimates by the firm suggest 3-4% of active Facebook accounts on the site between October 2017 and March were fake . The company attributed the decline to the "variability of our detection technology's ability to find and flag" fakes .
Mom stabbed daughter, abducted 7-year-old
They fear the little girl is in serious danger, and issued an Amber Alert after the attack took place Monday night, reports KOCO. An Amber Alert says Ahmad may be driving a black Lexus RX300 SUV with paper tags, a 2011 Ford Escape or a navy blue Ford sedan.
Smith announces shock Australia, Queensland retirement
His decision comes on the heels of similar retirements by fellow greats Cooper Cronk and Johnathan Thurston late past year . Brandon Smith, utility Joe Stimson and youngster Harry Grant are likely in the running to fill Smith's shoes.
Southampton 0-1 Manchester City: Three key players
Anfield is the place to start as Mohamed Salah scored his 32nd goal of the term - a record in a 38-game Premier League season. It ended with a stage show back on Deansgate. 18 - the record winning run achieved by City between August and December.
Meghan Markle's father not attending royal wedding
They were what one might expect paparazzi snaps of a non-famous person would look like: mundane and, well, a little unflattering. Kensington Palace did not confirm that Mr Markle would be missing the wedding, but issued a statement asking for understanding.
In Switzerland, the driver of the Tesla crashed and burned
Earlier this month, Tesla said its Model 3 production target remains on track, expecting about 5,000 per week in about two months. While the Model S owner's manual says drivers should not use Autopilot on city streets, it does not prohibit them from doing so.
California Sees 45-Percent Increase In STDs Over 5 Years
Klausner said that sexual health - and money for education about sexual health - isn't something people like to talk about. And result in stillbirths it does: in 2017, there were 30 syphilis-related stillbirths in California, the most since 1995.