Solo a Star War Story

I saw Solo A Star Wars Story last night.  Now I went knowing that I do not like Han Solo.  I just don’t.  I prefer the complexity of the Darkside, but that’s just me.

However, immediately I was impressed with the Solo film.  No so much the actor, I mean its a hard thing to do to fill Harrison Fords shoes 40 years later.  I didn’t dislike him, but for me it was more about the story.  I love backstories.

It was interesting to find out how he actually got his last name.   Where the Solo of his name came from, yet they didn’t exactly say what his actual name was previously.  I could read books and scour the internet, but I’d rather it just be told in the film.  I think that is a big deal.

How he met Chewie.  That was not how I expected it, but it makes me feel better about their friendship.  They’ve been through a lot.  Woody Harrelson did a great job, it was a small role for him in my eyes, but it gave Han that push he needed to continue smuggling, the courage and confidence to do what has to be done.  In this film, Han did actually shoot first.

I was surprised about Qi’ra.  As I said Im all about the Dark Side.  What happened to her in those 3 years.  Is it just a survival thing?  I read the she was just made for this film so to look her up in books or other places, we just won’t find her history.   Part of me felt that she is the mother of Rey.  I’m fairly confident that Han is her father, but this would make her older than Kylo.  I’m not sure that would check out.   I would be on board with it his that was the case.  I don’t see much true Darkside for Kylo, I really don’t.  Just like in this movie, Qi’ra says to Han “your the good guy”.  Which combine that with Leia and I think we can see that Kylo is trying way to hard to be bad.

I do wish they would give us a comic, a book, something that explains what happens to Qi’ra.  Yes, Darth Maul was in it, but at the time of the prequels, she didn’t exist.  Maybe it’s Qi’ra and Paul Bettney’s character that could be Reys parents.

I must say the Solo film was way more than I expected, and I really liked it.  It gave us just enough taste of Hans past.  And lets not forget Lando.  Donald Glover did a wonderful job playing him.   Another set of shoes hard to fill, but he did a great job.  Even the star of the show, the Millennium Falcon was great.   I’m hoping the next Star Wars films continue on with the story give answers instead of creating more.

What are your thoughts on the Solo film?

Infinity Wars; A reflection

I’ve had a few weeks now to think about the Infinity Wars film.  There was so much to take in, and so much to ponder.  Am I any closer to knowing what will happen next.  I won’t know until the next one comes out.

I thought the film did a great job of cumulating all the previous films and characters together.   There were times I did go back and re-watch a few movies before  I went  and saw Infinity Wars, which really helped a lot.

I found that the movie flowed well.  Bringing them all together and knowing their backstories and what they had been through, really made it feel very comfortable to watch.

Josh Brolin was great at playing Thanos, and his relationship with Gamora seemed to be his weakness.  To me, all villains have a weak spot.  I wish he didn’t have to do what he did, but we had two storylines going on.  One of Thanos trying to get the stones, and the other tryings to stop it.

I dont think the ones that were “dusted” at the snap of his finger are actually gone.  I’m not quite sure what Doctor Strange saw in his visions, but I do believe he saw that in order to win this “war”, Tony had to be alive, and perhaps Doctor Strange wasn’t even part of it.   We all know the the time stone can reverse time and if someone, whom I think is Nebula or Cap can get close enough to the Gautlet, give it to Thor who does indeed know how to get to where the mold for the Gauntlet is, we just might be able to recreate a new Gauntlet.  What would a second snap do?  Would they turn back time?

I’ll leave you with this, I though it was way out of character for Tony Stark to have a flip phone.  for Doctor Strange to hand over the time stone, and Tony’s vision of having a child, as if it was real, had already happened.  Could that have happened and he actually remembered it, even though Pepper had said no, no child.  I do not believe that he meant Spiderman.

Lastly I think we’ll see some heroes come back.  Some we won’t.  But overall Marvel did a great job with this film.  It gets you to think.  There is so much more I have to say about the film but I’ll keep it short.

What are your thoughts?

Pride Prejudice and Zombies, a Love Story

Pride Prejudice and Zombies most definitely combined romance and zombies seamlessly.  The film flowed very smooth and I really enjoyed watching it.

When I first saw Lily James, she was the sweet Cinderella, in Disney’s live action.  Now, she’s a bad ass, yet sweet zombie killer.  It really boils down to being able to defend herself, along with her sisters.

I am not going to describe the whole movie, after all if you really want to know, you can peek at its IMDB.com profile or go see it.

All I know is I went through a lot of emotions watching the film, from a feeling of wanting to kick some zombie butt, to hatred, to laughing, and of course, to feeling the love between two characters.

It was fast paced, didn’t drag at all.  Lena Heady was amazing.  She truly is one of my favorite villainous people.  No matter what role she is in, if she is  a baddy, I love it.  Eye patch and all.

If you are looking for a good movie to watch this weekend, I recommend Pride Prejudice and Zombies.  Yes, I know DeadPool is coming out as well, but give this one a shot, it will hold you over until The Walking Dead returns Sunday.