Tom Santilli is a professional film critic, TV personality, host and
the Executive Producer of Movie Show Plus.
He also is the featured film critic appearing on WXYZ Channel 7 Action News in Detroit,
and appeared weekly on FOX-2 in Detroit from 2016-2020.
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The demystification of the Star Wars Universe continues with "Solo: A Star Wars Story," the second stand-alone adventure (following 2016's "Rogue One") and the 10th overall Star Wars film. It's basically the backstory of one of the saga's most beloved smart-alecks, Han Solo, the pilot of the Millennium Falcon who, along with his pal "Chewie" (his affectionate title for the wookie Chewbacca), get reluctantly entangled in Luke Skywalker's journey to destroy the Death Star and the evil Darth Vader back in the original Episode IV (1977) film. Han would go on to fall in love with a Princess, and have a son who would become the franchise's most recent super-villain nemesis, Kylo Ren. But what led up to Han Solo and Chewbacca coming to arrive in that cantina on Mos Eisley where they originally were hired by Obi-Wan Kenobi and a young Luke? What exactly is Han's history with friend/nemesis Lando Calrissian? What is a "parsec" and why does Han brag about completing the Kessel Run in less than 12 of them? And how exactly did Solo come to know that darned wookie anyways?
(Minor plot spoilers to follow, and then for some more juicier, spoiler-y gossip, check out this article's final paragraph).
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