To be fair, Solo isn't Rogue One. That's a tough act to follow for the second stand alone Star Wars film. But it also isn't The Last Jedi, and I get a feeling that one of the reasons Solo became the second worst performing Star Wars film at the booking office (beating only the deservedly panned Clone Wars animated film) was a fan backlash against TLJ. That and the fact that apparently there's a thing called fan fatigue and five months between Star Wars films was not enough for people to get hyped up again. (I call BS on that, I could easily handle a new Star Wars movie every six-eight weeks for the next 40 or 50 years I reckon, but that's what they're saying – whoever ‘they’ are.) So put aside what the naysayers say. (Apparently a naysayer isn't just a horse. Say it to yourself. Yes, you're allowed to smile.) This is a great film. Sure, the start drags a bit but you eventually get over that. Young Han is not Original Han, although there are a couple of moments where you can almost see him in there. But he's still a pretty good Han nonetheless, and Young Lando may well have out-Landoed Original Lando with a stellar performance. The first ‘woke’ bot in the Star Wars universe, Lando's non-human semi-love interest L3–37, was the worst part of the film for me but seeing Chewie and Han in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon for the first time still brings a lump to my throat on the seventh viewing (mind you, Han's death in TFA is still bringing tears after more than ten viewings so maybe I'm just soppy). This is a great addition to the Star Wars universe and if you call yourself a fan, you owe it to yourself to watch it. It's not Rogue One, it's not Empire Strikes Back, but it is almost Star Wars: the Western and it's worth seeing.