See It Or Skip It? Here Are Critics And Fans' Early Reactions To 'Solo: A Star Wars Movie'

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Solo: A Star Wars Story has endured somewhat of a bumpy ride to the big screen, but Star Wars fans can finally breathe easy - The Force is pretty strong with this one

The first no-spoiler reviews have landed and here's a round-up of early reactions:

What are the critics saying?

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Average ranking of Star Wars movies based on Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, and IMDb scores:

1. A New Hope - 89

2. The Empire Strikes Back - 88

3. The Force Awakens - 84

4. The Last Jedi - 83

5. Rogue One - 76

6. Revenge of the Sith - 74

7. Solo - 65

8. Attack of the Clones - 62

9. The Phantom Menace - 57

See it or skip it?

We have to admit we were a little sceptical at first. Apart from the alleged bouts of on-set drama, the idea of an origin story seemed like a really bad idea on paper. After all, Han Solo's mysterious past was a part of his charm and learning more about him would probably take that away.

Thankfully, it seems like director Ron Howard and rising star Alden Ehrenreich has managed to do the character justice. Plus, we've also heard nothing but good things about Donald Glover's portrayal of enigmatic fan-favourite Lando Calrissian and his scene-stealing droid sidekick, L3-37.

Given that the odds were stacked against the movie, it's actually rating a lot better than we anticipated. We can't wait to board this Millennium Falcon ride, but longtime fans of the saga should probably not expect too much.

Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in cinemas on 24 May 2018

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