Why Solo: A Star Wars Story Is A Far Superior Movie Than Avengers: Infinity War


If we judge only according to the box-office performance, one would feel that the Avengers: Infinity War is dominating the galaxy, stomping the new Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story as far as the sales are concerned.

We don’t deny that Solo: A Star Wars Story ran into rough waters on the box office, but, that by no means reflects upon the movie’s quality. At the same time, despite earning over a billion dollars, Avengers: Infinity War is not really a great movie.

Agreed that Avengers: Infinity War had a lot of action and superheroes and it brought the whole MCU together. However, its fun element is not sufficient to cover up for a weak story and shallowness. The film’s leading villain, Thanos is absolutely boring.

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What’s the point in having an unbeatable villain, who has no chinks in his armor? Not even one!

For almost three years we have heard Rey being taunted for being a Mary Sue and being unfairly powerful. “Rey never fails,” is a common grouse and source of quite a few memes, even though she did have her failures like the one in the forest in Star Wars: The Force Awakens where Kylo Ren effortlessly disarmed her.

She also failed to convince Luke to train her in The Last Jedi as well as in convincing Kylo Ren to return to the Light Side of the Force.

What’s even more weird is those who criticized Rey are gushing about Thanos.

No matter what, Thanos is boring.

However, Solo: A Star Wars Story also doesn’t have a great villain.

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Avengers: Infinity War comes across as a high-stakes film as it shows most of its superheroes die. However, Thanos intentions are shallow, and there is no display of the emotions and depth which should have accompanied such a universe-altering activity.

What’s wrong with Solo is that it was not supposed to be a deep film, but, still, it inadvertently dominates Avengers: Infinity War on that point.

Solo: A Star Wars Story has no genuine villain at first glance, but, when we did see a villain emerge, he makes more impact in less than a couple of minutes than Thanos managed to make in the whole two hours.

Darth Maul is the real big bad of Solo: A Star Wars Story, although, he remains in the background until the closing moments of the film. The audiences had no idea about his being a villain or for that matter, even his existence, yet he made more impact than Thanos ever did.

Then, of course, there is the charisma of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), Chewbacca (Jonas Suotamo), and LandoCalrissian (Donald Glover) that easily outshines the crowd featured in Avengers: Infinity War.

No matter how much you relish the success of Infinity War,Solo has hit the bull’s eye as far a being a great film is concerned, and that’s the real thing.

You can watch Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters, right now.