Han Solo has never been one to avoid trouble, but that’s not for a lack of trying. Misfortune seems to follow him everywhere.
Such is the life of – as he labels himself – an “outlaw.” He grew up on Corellia, a lawle ss planet where good people are rare and where everyone is trying to escape. Stealing and cheating are the norm in this gang-ruled territory, but Han believe he has discovered his ticket to a better future for him and his love interest, Qi’ra: He’ll become a pilot.
If he only had a ship.
Perhaps new friends can help him. Han bumps into a man named Beckett and a woman named Val – two people who have similar aspirations and who aren’t afraid to break a few rules to get ahead. Soon, he’s involved in a dangerous heist that could make him rich, set him up for life, and give him the money needed to buy that ship. That is, if he isn’t killed first.
Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) opens this weekend, starring Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Thandie Newton (Crash, Mission Impossible II) as Val, Woody Harrelson as Beckett, Emilia Clarke as Qi'ra, and Donald Glover as a young Lando Calrissian.
It’s the 10th Star Wars film in the saga, which is so old (41 years) that parents who went to the first film in 1977 are now taking their children to enjoy the newer films. Still, those same parents realize that some of the material might not be appropriate for all ages. This creates a dilemma: How can they determine if the newest movie is OK for the kids without spoiling the plot for mom and dad, who want to enjoy the surprises, too?
That’s where this review can help. If you’re a parent needing spoiler-free content details, then read Nos.1-3 below. If you’re a moviegoer who wants to know a little bit more, continue to the end.
Here are seven things parents should know:
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