‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Alden Ehrenreich Dismisses Excessive Criticisms

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Leading man Alden Ehrenreich dismissed the criticisms of Solo: A Star Wars Story and praised the film, calling it wonderful.

It’s fair to say that Solo: A Star Wars Story was heavily criticized by fans and critics, when it arrived back in 2018, but now that some time has passed, many fans have changed their minds about the cosmic adventure. However it doesn’t seem like a sequel is on the cards anytime soon. But Solo star Alden Ehrenreich recently spoke to Total Film about the Star Wars story, explaining that he thinks that the delayed fan reaction means a lot to him – and appreciates how much children love the film.

“It really means a lot, and is wonderful, especially with kids, who are excited about it.”

Solo star Alden Ehrenreich also dived into the initial reaction to the film in the interview, explaining that even though by Star Wars standards it didn’t perform as well as it could’ve done, it was still successful. He went on to point out that focusing on the negative sides of news is a little more dangerous when it comes to bigger, real-world stories. Ehrenreich also suggested that as a society we should step back and take a look at the emotional response to things. Take a look below.

“That movie, it didn’t do as well as other Star Wars movies, but it still did well for a movie. And so it was kind of this medium thing. But that’s not newsworthy. Even at high-level journalism, there’s an intense pressure, sometimes, it feels like, to catastrophize or celebrate … and I think that’s really f-cking dangerous, especially when it pertains to the stuff that really matters, like the state of the world … an article headline that says ‘Things are complicated, and there are good sides and bad sides’ isn’t getting the emotional response. And I just think we really have to take a step back, and give a lot more thought to the way our emotions are being run by the stories we’re getting inundated with.”

What did you think of Solo: A Star Wars Story? Did you like Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo? Should the film get a sequel? Sound-off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga;s most unlikely heroes.

Directed by Ron Howard from a script written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Star Wars and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!

Source: Total Film (via Games Radar)

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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