Gotta be honest, I'm a little torn today. I watched Solo the other day and I actually liked it. I'm not saying it's going to win any Oscars or anything, but it functioned as a movie. No glaring plotholes or terrible inconsistencies. Normally I'm not in the business of reviewing movies (though maybe I should?) but I spent today chatting about L3.
I don't really want to get into it because I don't want give away any spoilers, but suffice it to say I found myself analyzing, rationalizing, and defending character choices made by the character.
If you haven't heard, there's a bit of controversy surrounding the character, because of course there is. Star Wars can't put out a movie without someone getting offended, and this one is no different. Obviously, I don't want to take any sides, but I actually kinda liked the character. Hate her name, but I like the character.
That got me thinking. Should I talk more about controversial issues here? Or as a friend of my calls them "controver-versial." Supposedly that means controversies that are vapid and not worth acknowledging, but I still maintain that he just stuttered and won't admit it. Point is, would there be in value on weighing in on issues that have the media and social media hot... for like a week? Then everyone forgets/stops caring about it? Eh... maybe. I have no shortage of opinions, but at the moment I'm convinced there's enough opinion givers out there. Opiners, if you will. Such as my good friends over at Smash Fiction! They'll opine for days on any nerdy and shallow topic you wish. It's kinda their specialty. And if you act now, you can check out my guest appearance on their show where I defend Roland Deschain against Vash the Stampede! But enough cheap plugs.
I guess I'm not one to want to impress my opinion on others. I certainly have them, but I'm more interested, I feel, in hearing others' opinions. Must be the journalist in me. So, why not share yours? Tell me what you thought about Solo? Or, if you haven't watched it, why not?
Until next time, DFTBA.
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