Science-Fiction


Solo: A Star Wars Story


MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Science-Fiction
Runtime:
135 mins
Stars:
Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany
Director:
Ron Howard
Producer:
Simon Emanuel, Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur

Content at a Glance

0

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
2
Language

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
2
Violence

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
1
Drugs

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
×
0

Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
2:
rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
3:
sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
×
1
Other

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

0:
none
1:
mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
×

Sex


mildly suggestive moments of conversation and romance; a couple kisses

Language


a few h** and d**

Violence


death sequences, though not bloody, lots of swashbuckling battles

Drugs


No Information

Nudity


No Information

Other


bad guys lying, cheating


Trailer



Synopsis

During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.


Movie Message

As one of Star Wars most beloved characters, it was only a matter of time before Han Solo got his own film. But with shoes as big as Harrison Ford’s to fill, everyone’s wondering if the new guy, Alden Ehrenreich, is up to the job. The charm, the wit, the debonair qualities—the order for Solo is tall.

Fortunately for Ehrenreich, he’s not alone. After finding himself surrounded by an outstanding cast, which includes Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover and Woody Harrelson, Ehrenreich proves he’s worthy of the role and rises handsomely to the occasion.

After barely escaping the shipbuilding slum of Corellia by way of enlisting into the Empire, young Han Solo (Ehrenreich) embarks on a mission to do whatever it takes in order to save the love of his life, Qi’ra (Clarke) whom he was forced to leave back home.

In order to achieve his goal, Solo uses every slick trick up his sleeve, which includes—and is not limited to—lie, cheat, steal, and band together with those who do likewise. From space-train robberies to spaceship racing along the “Kessel Run” in less than 20 parsecs, Solo proves to be a film which truly lands the audience, ultimately, back to Harrison Ford in episode IV, but now with some fun, new background.

The humor is on-point, the visuals are nothing short of stunning, and the story itself proves to be an incredibly fun ride. It’s a movie of origins, which means the audience can expect many beginnings. Is Han’s last name really “Solo”? How did Han meet Chewy? Was there ever a time when the Millennium Falcon was shiny and new? And speaking of the Flacon, how, exactly, did Han win her fair and square?

Dove’s Perspective:

Knowing that Solo flies onto the screen as one of the more highly anticipated films of the year (no doubt your kiddos are excited!), Dove seeks to make it clear that a lot of thought has gone into the following decision. Though there are a few moments of content which might make you shift in your seat, Dove has decided to Approve Solo with the 12+ seal in hopes that the following nuanced caveats will be taken into consideration. If you love Star Wars, you know already its heroic rebel Han Solo. He’s rough around the edges, he pushes envelopes, and as such, a film about his origins shares similar characteristics. Dove hopes that parents will engage in good dialogue with their kids after the film is over knowing that there will be lots of excited chatter over this new story now unfolding in that cherished galaxy far far away.

For Ages 12 And Over

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