Thandie Newton honors Black Star Wars characters with 'Solo' premiere dress

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Or how about, "How old is Chewbacca?" Search your feelings. You know the answers to these questions, and more. The plot is actually extremely convoluted - filled with time jumps, endless double crossings, and unexpected deaths of just-introduced characters - all made to show just how complicated the life of a bandit can be.

With his slow-burning, honest-ma-it-wasn't-me grin, Alden Ehrenreich, as the junior version of Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story, looks more like the young Dennis Quaid than a sapling Harrison Ford. When they are separated at the gates of freedom, he vows he will do all he can to accomplish his goal and come back to rescue her. The decision to explore Lando's story is the right one, and not a surprising one. I went in wanting to feel invested and engaged, except, after the first 20 minutes, the main objective changed and I was left asking, "So... what am I suppose to be rooting for, again?" Ehrenreich is no Harrison Ford - who is? - and I couldn't believe that this younger incarnation of the character would ever acquire Ford's gravelly voice. Unfortunately, I can't say that I did.

The action zips along, with the help of some predictably terrific special effects, but as a whole it feels more functional than exhilarating.

What legendary screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan ("The Empire Strikes Back", "Raiders of the Lost Ark") and his lifelong Lucasfilm-devotee son Jonathan Kasdan ("Freaks and Geeks", "Dawson's Creek") have done is transplanted a long list of heist-movie tropes onto the Star Wars framework- a concept that works well enough but never quite breaks any new ground, narrative-wise. They're the real reason why anyone wants to see a movie where so many outcomes are already known. For the entirety of its running time, there's not a Jedi in sight, and the Empire is really more of a brief obstacle for Han to get around. With the exception of one or two lines that anticipate the title character's future adventures, the proceedings have the perfunctory air of biting into the aforementioned apple, and taking tasteful, unobjectionable nibbles.

They'll soon meet up with the man Beckett is working for, Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany), and encounter Han's old friend from Corellia, Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke) before taking off on a unsafe smuggling mission. I knew a lot about it from episodes of Muppet Babies and just general zeitgeist osmosis, but seeing the adventures of Luke Skywalker writ medium on our 27 inch tube TV sparked daydreams and later action figure scenarios for years.

Donald Glover is amusing as Lando Calrissian, whom he turns into a vainglorious space Casanova.

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Solo is the third Star Wars film to land at Cannes, following Attack of the Clones in 2002 and Revenge of the Sith in 2005.

"I'm not naturally aggressive as a human and I found conflict in the workplace incredibly hard because I get emotional".

Also there's a new droid, a winning know-it-all voiced brilliantly by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

When I heard the news, my first thought was "What is Ryan Coogler up to?". Yes, they are great actors who are in big films for that reason. So I think it would be just nice to see like, oh, like I'm a General, and now I'm mad at this hotel, and then now, I'm just like...

Actor Joonas Suotamo, left, and a person dressed as the character Chewbacca pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Solo: A Star Wars Story at the 71st global film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Most of it is subtle like in Rogue One, but it will please fans.

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