The First ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Reactions Are In And Everyone Is Frothing Donald Glover
Is there anything Donald Glover can't do?
Between Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, it feels as though we have forgotten that Solo: A Star Wars Story is the next big blockbuster to come out at cinemas. But come out it has, and wow are reviewers stoked.
We don’t have any full reviews yet — they’re embargoed until the film is properly released in a few weeks time. But what we can see are clues from the tweets of those who were lucky enough to catch an early showing.
(And don’t worry — there are no spoilers ahead.)
What A Surprise, Donald Glover Is A Talented God Of A Man
Glover plays Lando Calrissian in Solo, the guy who originally owned the Millennium Falcon. The trailer showed him looking very schnazzy, and fans have high hopes for his performance in the film. Fortunately, it sounds like he lives up to that expectation.
The first act of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY can be hit and miss clunky. But once Donald Glover’s Lando shows up (who is legit fantastic) and the Kessel Run heist plot kicks in, it’s a whole lot of fun. (And those who’ve always wanted a Han and Chewbacca shower scene are in luck.)
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) May 11, 2018
#Solo was an absolute delight of a romp with heart, charm, and action. Donald Glover is as Lando as can be, and L3-37 is the BEST. I can’t wait to see it again.
— Amy Ratcliffe (@amy_geek) May 11, 2018
#SoloAStarWarsStory is a blast from start to finish. Alden Ehrenreich is perfect as Han Solo. Donald Glover is fantastic. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is utterly delightful as L3. @RealRonHoward made a fun, action packed, emotional film & I loved it!
— Geek Girl Diva (@geekgirldiva) May 12, 2018
#Solo is a ton of fun! Alden Ehrenreich is full of charm and definitely does right by Harrison Ford. Not to mention Donald Glover, who’s equally great as Lando.
Don’t let the drama and rumors fool you, this is a seriously fun, exciting addition to the Star Wars universe!
— Tom Jorgensen (@Tom_Jorgensen) May 11, 2018
Got out of #SoloAStarWarsStory and I’m completely floored. This movie seriously holds up! I was on the edge of my seat and had so much fun watching it! Interviewing the stars of the film tomorrow, cannot wait ❣️ pic.twitter.com/7GAr6h2c8q
— Jacki Jing (@JackiJing) May 11, 2018
It’s Also Pretty Different To The Rest Of The Star Wars Franchise
A lot of people are saying that this one’s a bit different, because there isn’t a Death Star to explode or a galaxy at stake.
— Chris Taylor (@FutureBoy) May 11, 2018
#SoloAStarWarsStory is reaaaaalllly good. Fun as hell. It’s a straight intergalactic heist movie, kind of refreshing to see a Star Wars movie w/o a Death Star or the rebellion’s fate at stake. Alden Ehrenreich is super impressive as Han, but L3 might be my favorite new character.
— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) May 11, 2018
I loved #SoloAStarWarsStory so much. It’s a western. A caper. Funny with so much heart. It’s got so much surprises that fans are going to love. Donald Glover is charming x1000. Alden Ehrenreich is a great #HanSolo and just know I’ve been saying this for years! Fave new #StarWars.
— Michelle Buchman (@michelledeidre) May 11, 2018
Some people say it’s even better than Infinity War. Big call.
Infinity War was a spectacle and amazing movie. You know how much I love the MCU. But I’m saying it. #SoloAStarWarsStory was a better MOVIE.
— Brian Tong (@briantong) May 11, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits cinemas in Australia on May 24.