There’s truly inspirational moments to be had too. The sequence where the NASA officials frantically try to deduce a plan for fitting a square object into a circular opening, using just the things available to the guys in space.
Aside from being immensely fun, its also rather funny, although this is perhaps the greatest weakness here. The humour, like the Falcon, doesn’t always land. What does land for the most part is the emotion. While the film’s twists and turns are hardly unpredictable, you feel for the characters involved. Oh, apart from that one twist that almost made me spit out my popcorn. That, I did not see coming.
They clearly examined the original trilogy source material closely and got a few ideas from it, but they didn’t just replicate the Han we know. That makes sense because adult Han was clearly the product of some interesting stories and a whole heap of experience so the younger version would be a little more naive.
A highly entertaining, upbeat, nostalgic trip back to the height of Beatlemania in the early half of the 1960s. Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years is a documentary from Ron Howard profiling the stratospheric rise of The Beatles, and as the title suggests, primarily focusing on their short, but ultimately pioneering touring career.