Holly on Hollywood
“Solo: A Star Wars Story”
by Holly McClure
“Solo: A Star Wars Story”, is about a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), telling how he got his name, met his legendary sidekick Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), the gambler Lando (Donald Glover), and becomes the captain of the Millennium Falcon before joining the rebellion. Han and his girlfriend, Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke), are separated as they attempt to escape their planet of Corellia and the Imperial army, but Han promises to return for her. Three years later, Han joins smugglers Beckett (Woody Harrelson) and his partner Val (Thandie Newton), in a heist that brings Han before the merciless gang leader Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany), where he is once again reunited with his beloved Qi’ra. Jon Favreau and Linda Hunt also star.
The PG-13 is best for older children to adults, with plenty of action, chase scenes, shoot-outs, sci-fi battles and bizarre looking creatures. There are no bloody scenes but characters do die. While Ehrenreich doesn’t look or sound like his iconic namesake (Harrison Ford), he delivers a charismatic and charming Han Solo. Clarke beautifully delivers a strong female lead and Bettany is perfect as the evil mob boss. Solo is a stand-alone adventure about a young Han Solo and how he became a pilot and smuggler before joining Luke and Leia years later. Ron Howard (famous for including his brother Clint in all of his movies so see if you can spot him!), directs this exciting adventure that perfectly introduces a familiar cast of characters, to a new era of “Star Wars” movies. I’ve been a fan for 41 years and can still remember the thrill of seeing my first “Star Wars” movie! I get that same “thrill” each time a new film is released.
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
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