I don’t think you get to use the “it’s a nice stand-alone film”. Mate you’re using and basically stealing characters from the originals characters to try and justify another movie, in no way is it a stand-alone film. It’s not independent if every single thing has to be an “ohhhh I member them saying that from New Hope!”.
Dice, Kessell run, gambling, “flyboy”, Millenium Falcon…yay! no one gives a sh*t. Does everything need to be a nerdgasm moment? Does every little moment from the originals have to be retold in a movie? Do we get standlone movies from that fish crab that says “it’s a trap!” now. Good grief.
I just saw it tonight. Man, it’s boring, mostly. Ironically it’s a movie made for nostalgia which is what makes it sh*t and will no doubt cop most of the complaints. Everything has, to, be, explained. The best parts was when they just tried to make it fun, which were a few scattered in. Yeah, we were told how Solo won the Falcon, we don’t NEED to see it.
Give me a good story. A unique story. Not a cash in story. Love watching an actor forcing himself to give a pale imitation of Harrison Ford. Apparently they had to hire an acting coach to help teach him to act like him because he was struggling. They obviously found gold with the robot in Rogue One and tried it again in this one, nah mate, that was sh*t. It was a passable movie, some good bits, I like Donald Glover, but mostly boring with boring characters trying to imitate mannerisms. Emilia Clarke randomly showing up on that ship after 3 years, yeah, get fcked. It was OK but very forgettable. 6/10
Rogue One was miles better, story wise and action wise and plot wise. I look forward to the stand alone Jabba the Hutt prequel and learn the backstory as to how him and the vampire dude met, I reckon there’s a 3 movie story arc just waiting to be told…