It’s getting to the point where I really wish I’d seen Star Wars back in 1977 instead of, or maybe in addition to, You Light Up My Life, For the Love of Benji or The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training. If I had, this review of Solo: A Star Wars Story, might have more context.

On the other hand, it turns out it doesn’t matter. The best part about Solo: A Star Wars Story, is that you don’t need to have seen any of the other Star Wars movies for it to make sense. You don’t need to know any backstory because it is the beginning of Han’s story. 

Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story, is where we learn how Han got started in the smuggling business, how he met Chewie and Lando, and how he came across the Millennium Falcon it also gives some teasers for what’s to come in the future of this storyline.

It’s a rollicking good time and the story is super easy to follow. Mostly because it is the same story as every other Star Wars movie – They’re on a quest, they have to go to a cantina and there are several questions left when the movie wraps up. 

This movie is decidedly a Ron Howard film. It feels good, it’s wholesome, and it’s just lots of fun. 

There’s plenty of talk about Star Wars Fatigue and I’m sure if I had seen all the other Star Wars movies I might feel the same way, but I haven’t so I don’t. This is a great movie for anyone who has not seen the Star Wars movies yet, wants to but doesn’t know where to start. It’s also a good movie for kids at least 8 and up.