Solo: A Star Wars Story is yet more evidence of the curse of the prequel

 In the world of breakneck blockbuster cinema, plot logic and characterisation falls through the cracks of emergency rewrites.

If there were ever a prequel made about prequels, it would need to acknowledge the air of desperation and disrepute which once hung over this now-acceptable format. Butch and Sundance: The Early Days got a cinema release in 1979 but most of these cash-ins – The First 9½ Weeks, Psycho IV: The Beginning – went straight to video without passing “Go.” Solo: A Star Wars Story, which fills in the background history of the smuggler and pilot Han Solo, might have looked more at home...
source: New Statesman

2018-05-16 16:35
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