Trailer Tuesday: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story
Suck it, Tom Brady
The title has absolutely nothing to do with today’s trailer. Or maybe it does, if peripherally. The trailer for the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise dropped during the Superbowl, and every football fan who fancies themselves a sci-fi nerd had something to salve their crushed spirits – that is, if they were a Patriots fan or disappointed that Justin Timberlake didn’t have another wardrobe malfunction to make the halftime show interesting.
Now, we get to see the backstory for the smuggler turned resistance fighter who zoomed into our hearts in the Millennium Falcon with a wookie for a co-pilot. I don’t really have much to say about it. I’m sure that’s disappointing for those of you riveted to my hard-hitting commentary, but it’s late and my boyfriend keeps trying to show me videos on Reddit. Suffice to say, that the trailer makes me a little suspicious as to if they will try to show some tragic backstory with a lost love, which kind of takes away from the tough-talking rogue who fell for a badass Princess Leia. Somehow, I liked it better that he was just a scoundrel indebted to a Jabba the Hutt mob boss and was motivated by profit. No doubt there was good in him, or he wouldn’t have been won over to Luke and Leia’s cause. But I don’t know if there was any idealism in it. He just liked them in spite of himself and was always up for giving the reigning authority a good poke in the eye. And then he fell in love…
But maybe I’m just too jaded. Or too sleepy to get terribly worked up over it.