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Another year, another ‘Star Wars’ movie — should you go ‘Solo’?

Staff Writer
Austin 360
Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” Contributed by Lucasfilm

While watching the entertaining yet frustrating “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” a question keeps returning: We know why we like Han Solo, but why do we like him SO much?

Is it the mythology, the cynical secularist in a world of religious Jedi who becomes as much a believer as he can? Or is Han nothing more than Harrison Ford’s charisma, a great-looking blaster and a beyond-loyal sidekick?

How much of that Han charisma do we get in “Solo?” Not a ton, to be honest. But Alden Ehrenreich as young Solo isn’t really one of the movie’s problems.

Read Joe Gross’ review of the latest movie in the “Star Wars” franchise to find out where “Solo” soars and what parts we’d like to relegate to a galaxy far, far away.