New Films In UK Cinemas: 18th May – 24th May

May 22 2018 BY Andrew Turner

Solo: A Star Wars Story (Thursday 24th May)

A few smaller, independent films such as Allure and On Chesil Beach are being released in UK cinemas as well as a re-release of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in honour of its 50th anniversary. However, the big release coming out in this period that deserves the spotlight is Solo: A Star Wars Story. This film has had a troubled production but, for me, every Star Wars film made under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy have ranged from being great to amazing films.


In fact, since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, each Star Wars film has, in my opinion, got progressively better in quality. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is my second favourite Star Wars film, is the pinnacle of what Lucasfilm has made under Kennedy’s leadership. As long as Star Wars films end up being at least decent, I do not care what production problems occurred and the closer we have got to the release of Solo, the more confident I have been that it will be good.

The film has received mostly positive reviews which is what I hoped to see and I am so glad that the performances by the cast have received the praise that they have. Indeed, it is not easy for someone to take on the mantle of playing Han Solo, a character so synonymous with Harrison Ford. However, by all accounts, it seems as though Alden Ehrenreich played the role very well. I cannot wait to see the film. While I am going in expecting it to be the weakest Star Wars film made during Kathleen Kennedy’s reign as Head of Lucasfilm, I believe it will still be a good film.


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