Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover
Director: Ron Howard
Script: George Lucas
Screenplay: Jonathan Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan
Producer: Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel
Production company: Lucasfilm Ltd.
Music director: John Powell, John Williams
Cinematographer: Bradford Young
Editor: Pietro Scalia
Release date: 25-05-2018
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 2hrs, 15mins
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Revolves around a part of the much loved ‘Star Wars’ character Han Solo. How he got up with his girlfriend, Chewbacca, his spacecraft and how he completes his ‘Coaxium’ project,etc.
Alden Ehrenreich has conceived Han Solo’s character beautifully and performanced very well. Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover are a solid support to the flow as their characterization have the efficiency. ‘Chewbacca’ deserves a special mention. Ron Howard’s direction is good and his work enlightens the viewing experience. Writing of Kasdan brothers is decent, the progression has its strong moments. Dialogues are neat and has the in-depth detailing. Background music gives a wonderful lively feel and vintage themes are played at appropriate timing. Bradford Young’s cinematography is fabulous, he has clearly shown plenty of complicated high-speed shots. Pietro Scalia’s editing is somewhat crisp and there’s nothing much to complaint. Art direction is grand and make the visuals real. VFX is amazing and the brilliant work is an important reason for things to hold up the intensity. Sound effects in the action/ chase sequences is the ultimate factor here, especially ‘Dolby Atmos’ mix is great.
Though it handles a life story, the script and the happenings are so familiar, hence there is a lack of freshness throughout the movie. Screenplay dips at certain portions by containing long dragging scenes, few not so necessary sequences just to entertain. Entire first hour takes time just to establish the characters and to set the base, which eventually test the patience a bit. Twists are not surprising, also the substance doesn’t have the evolving space to create an impact. Film is mostly predictable and so the ‘what next’ curiosity factor goes completely missing. Film doesn’t pack a punch even in the climax. Stunt sequences look kind of fake, the choreography messes up the blending or it may be the editor’s fault.
TO CONCLUDE – Predictable stuff, yet a definitely watchable visually rich action adventure trip.
Movie Rating – 2.75/ 5.
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