So because of this, the two Star Wars Stories to be released in theaters – specifically Solo – seem quite detached from the rest of the big screen Star Wars episodes. They’re perfectly fine movies that expand the universe, but they aren’t as thematically rich as the rest of the films. There is just something that is missing from them in that regard.
It’s by no means a bad movie. Rather, it’s a flawed, but enjoyable summer blockbuster with no real emotional depth to it. Where Disney’s other Star Wars Story, Rogue One had some real stakes to drive it, the only thing that really drives Solo is its titular character, the pilot.