Unnamed Journal Volume 3, Issue 2 - Page 28

dealer's. So when they decide that a Han Solo standalone movie will make money, I expect events to prove them right. But why? Another question. Would you believe me if I said that was the last one? You shouldn't. I don't believe, based on a sampling of YouTube and Twitter, that anyone in the Star Wars Fanbase was really clamoring for a Han Solo movie. I don't think the Han Solo movie is going to answer any questions, enliven the Star Wars universe, that will improve the enjoyment of the franchise for any fan. You will like Star Wars just as much after seeing "SOLO" as you did before. It serves no storytelling purpose. In fact, just for a second, let's give Harrison Ford the benefit of the doubt and accept his interpretation of the character he inhabited and admit that there's no fucking there there. The character of Han Solo is basically Captain Kirk without the moral awareness and sense of responsibility (I'll be coming for the Trekkies soon enough, don't worry), Indiana Jones without the education. The dumbest thing in the SOLO trailer is Daenarys Targaryen suggesting that there's something more to Han Solo than meets the eye. There isn't. He's a thief with a heart of gold, a trope with a smirk and a blaster. He's not deep. He's not soulful. If Luke hadn't wandered into his life, he'd have remained a smudge on the Empire's history. Sure, he's fun. Necessary, even. In a movie filled with prophets and warlords and princesses and earnest farm boys who just wanna do the right thing, gosh-golly, Solo's galaxy-weary, shoot-first persona is a welcome leavening. He's the only guy allowed to be deliberately funny in the first SW movie, and that is way more necessary than fanboys get. But we need two hours telling us how he got to the Mos Eisley cantina? Please. I know that. You know that, even if you don't want to admit it. But the movie is going to make money anyway. Because nerds can't help themselves.