Less than two months after The Last Jedi drowned out its detractors with the sound of cash registers ringing up $1.3 Billion dollars, we are treated to two Solo trailers inside 24 hours. I don’t think the world needs another trailer breakdown, you have seen it just the same as I have, but I think it is worth talking about what this trailer has done for the topic of Star Wars.
Ever since The Last Jedi was released there has been a buzzing of negativity around Disney’s direction with the brand. I’m proud to say I loved The Last Jedi, and if you didn’t like it, you didn’t like it. Sorry to hear that, but it’s fair enough for you to have that opinion.
What I have noticed immediately upon the release of the Super Bowl short, was that the tone of the conversation immediately reversed. The comments were entirely positive everywhere I looked. I believe this reflects the true Star Wars fans honest reaction. Now, just 24 hours later after the release of the trailer, the tone has changed again, and those people intent on trolling have begun to arrive in comment sections across the internet.
When The Force Awakens was released, the tactic of choice was to announce Han Solo’s death anywhere Star Wars related, including in one famous case, upon leaving the theatre. That guy got a well-deserved punch in the face.
When Rogue One was released again it was ‘hilarious fun’ to mention that everyone dies.
The Last Jedi…Luke dies at the end.
Now trolls are saying Alden Ehrenreich isn’t an exact duplicate of Harrison Ford, looks wrong, sounds wrong, not tall enough. Cloning isn’t a viable option, so unless you want to force a 75-year-old Harrison at gunpoint, to play a role he has zero interest in, you need to accept a new actor having a shot. So far, we have only seen a few glimpses at Alden’s take on the character, but I’m glad he isn’t merely doing an impersonation of Harrison. We have had at least 8 different actors playing Anakin Skywalker and all the speaking actors sounded different, this is obvious, but not a reason to complain.
This is a new movie, in the greatest movie series there is. This is a new Solo, and a shiny new Falcon. You might not like it, but we can all agree that disagreement is not the problem.
We are the fans whether we like Solo or not, don’t let the trolls ruin this movie for you before you have even seen it.
Solo: A Star Wars Story, May 25th 2018