May 15, 2018
‘Solo’: Ron Howard & Lucasfilm Craft A Safe, Fan Service-y, But Entertaining ‘Star Wars’ Adventure
Everyone serves someone. In “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an action-adventure arguably about life debts, ownership and free will, the titular scoundrel smuggler serves many masters, but only as a means to an end for his own independence. For Lucasfilm, the company behind the ‘Star Wars’ prequel spinoff, ‘Solo’ suggests the filmmakers are beholden to the fans, obliged to convention, the bottom dollar and perhaps their Disney overlords.