Ron Howard wants you to know that Solo: A Star Wars Story is not bad


Is director Ron Howard’s reassurance about Solo: A Star Wars Story’s quality a good sign or a bad one for fans waiting to buy their tickets?

Perhaps it’s the fact that Avengers: Infinity War is only about a week away at this point. Maybe it’s some lingering uncertainty about whether or not we even need the movie. But it’s hard to say that there’s any significant buzz about Solo: A Star Wars Story, just about a month before its release, and it seems like director Ron Howard wants to make fans feel just a little better about the movie.

Over on Twitter, he’s been sharing photos of fans who find the Solo theater standees. One such fan shared their own photo, then asked whether or not Howard could help them convince their spouse to go with.

Howard responded:

First of all, there are people in this world that have seen Solo and apparently don’t think it’s that bad, or maybe not even bad at all. Perhaps it’s firmly ensconced in the realm of good movies. Of course, Howard also can’t come out and say something along the lines of how much trash the movie is and how much you’d be wasting your money to go see it. That would be a bit self-defeating, and it’d spread like wildfire.

But he also made sure to add some actual reasons to go see the movie — namely, the characters and the action. We’re not worried about the action; this is a Star Wars movie, and even when you break down the fights, they’re still at least cool to look at. But the characters definitely are cause for concern, just because some of them feel a little familiar despite ostensibly being new.

(This is, of course, with the exception of Lando Calrissian. As far as we are concerned, Donald Glover can do no wrong.)

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At the end of the day, we won’t really know what to make of Solo until the reviews … or until we see the movie for ourselves. Do you take this as a positive or negative sign about the movie?