Monday, April 9, 2018

"I Got a Bad Feeling About This" Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer

It isn't any secret by now that I grew up with Star Wars and was absolutely in love with it as a child. I even fell slightly in love with the trilogy that followed the original one because of its soundtrack and because I watched it at exactly the right time: in my pre-teens and my early teens, a time when a mere smile from Hayden Christensen was enough to make my teenage heart melt into a puddle of goo.

Through those younger years, though, one thought always remained with me: if I were to marry anyone in the Star Wars universe, it would definitely be Han Solo. When it was announced that they would be making a spinoff about Han's young life, I was torn. On one hand, I wanted to see more of Han on the big screen; on the other hand, I knew that no one would be able to do Harrison Ford justice... except maybe Ansel Elgort. I would take Ansel, but apparently, they weren't going that young.

In Harrison's stead is Alden Ehrenreich, a guy I know absolutely nothing about. And after watching this new two-minute trailer, I am very sad to say that I still don't want to know anything about him. Check it out:

I gotta give it to them: they tried. They tried really hard to make fans like this trailer as is evident in the copious amounts of screen time they have given the Millennium Falcon, the many Han and Chewie moments that they showed, and the familiar yet annoyingly different "I got a really good feeling about this" line. Sadly, despite the optimism in that line they changed, I don't have a really good feeling about this.

It's a shame because the cast looks absolutely superb with Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino, Emilia Clark, Woody Harrelson and Paul Bettany in it. I don't know. I don't know how to feel at this point.

Woody Harrelson's line in the trailer is very telling, though: "Assume everyone will betray you and you will never be disappointed." :p I guess I should have assumed that the moment Disney bought Star Wars, things would be different and would keep being different. Maybe I'm the one who has to accept change here.

Oh, well. At least the poster looks awesome:

Solo: A Star Wars Story is distributed by the Walt Disney Company (Philippines) and will be showing in Philippine cinemas this May 25, 2018.

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