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The Further Adventures of Lance Nova (a no Spoilers Solo: A Star Wars Story Review) | ChrisMaverick dotcom
Decided to check out the late night screening of Solo: A Star Wars story last night (thanks MoviePass, I'll sure miss you when you die). Well, I guess this is what movies are now. One of my normal criticisms films that are franchise reboots or sequels or prequels clearly based on extending IP rather than telling a story is "would I have liked this if it weren't connected to the other thing?" This was actually my main problem with the most recent Planet of the Apes movie. When I'm watching a movie, I want to enjoy the movie, not be hit constantly with the "franchise hammer" of "this is all connected, see! See! SEE!!!" The one thing I hated most about Rogue One was the bajillion times the movie just STOPS COLD to remind me "hey, in case you weren't pay attention, this is a Star War!!!" as if the title weren't enough. In fact, my least favorite part of Rogue One is all of the Darth Vader stuff that happens at the end, which I think most people love. So I was worried about Solo. For one,