Disney and Lucasfilm ruffled more than a few feathers with The Last Jedi. Almost dividing the Star Wars fan base in two. Personally, I was on the did not like side of the force and honestly didn't have much hope for the future of the franchise. Solo had been rife with ridicule almost from the beginning with fans upset with everything from casting to there even being a young Han Solo movie in the first place. Going in, I had very low expectations for Solo and guess what? I had an absolute blast with it.
Young Han (Alden Erenreich) and his main squeeze Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke) are well cast and have great chemistry together. But, the main friendship we are concerned with is the one with the Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and I'm pleased to say it plays itself off brilliantly. Both Han and Chewie settle into their respective roles very well. The film was nagged by production issues seeing its original directors fired and a new one (Ron Howard) brought in to reshoot much of the film. All in all, for what Howard inherited he did an excellent job of making this HIS film.
It's a shame this was thrown in with all the Star Wars anger because it really is a fantastic film. It stands on it's own
and is a thrilling ride. Set aside all your preconceived notions and check it out. You may just find yourself cheering Han on.