Have seen Solo twice now, and rate it highly in terms of straight up, high-level enjoyability. Going into it, I wasn't expecting a epic blockbuster, and frankly, was pleased that it was a Star Wars film that was not dealing with Galactic-scale peril for once. Despite the early reviews floating around based on the Los Angeles premiere, I did not think it suffered from a slow start or poor pacing - I actually thought the opening Corellia scenes had nice balance, and were a good prelude. Overall plot was not unnecessarily complex, but did have enough movement and relative surprises.
One of my pre-screening hopes for it was that it would have a feel that evoked nostalgia related to the old '70s Brian Daley novels (particularly "Han Solo at Stars End")... I believe it did this, by focusing on "local" characters, rivalries, and events (whilst acknowledging the impact of the Galactic Empire by just touching on its planetary and regional impact). Loved all the shout-outs and Easter eggs, and the fact that they maintained the essence of Han and Chewie's first encounter and subsequent life-debt.
Kudos to the actors, writers, director, production designers, costume department... heck, just the whole cast and crew.
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