Solo, A Star Wars Story: I’ve Got A Bad Feeling About This

If you didn’t watch the Superbowl (read: me), and you somehow missed the only trailer for the soon-to-be-released Solo: A Star Wars Story, then no fear, I got you covered.

Behold…a trailer.

So, to recap:

The Falcon is under Empire control?
No indication of plot but uh, Solo wants to be a pilot?
Chewbacca is there.
Daenerys still has the fiercest outfits in the galaxy.

If you sense my hesitancy about the latest Star Wars installment, you can bet your landspeeder that I’m hesitant. I’ve been hesitant since the news that former directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were leaving the film, because, historically speaking, films that change directors don’t always become hits and please audiences (must we mention The Brothers Grimm and Fantastic Four?).

I’m a bit of a Star Wars junkie, and the trailer isn’t well put together (the editing…what’s up with that) nor compelling enough to make me psyched to see the film. My sense of obligation to the film comes only from the words “Star Wars”, and if the studio begins banking on franchise loyalty rather than quality film-making to bring people to the cinemas, then…well…I’m a little afraid to say anything else because Natalie Portman might find out. 

What do you think of the newest Star Wars film? Let’s talk.