The first reviews for Solo: A Star Wars Story are in. The Star Wars spinoff premiered in Hollywood and Thursday, and the public reviews have been mixed.

Solo: A Star Wars is an intergalactic heist movie starring ruggedly handsome actor Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and musician-of-the-moment Donald Glover stars as Lando, the role made famous by actor Billy Dee Williams.

The Ron Howard movie also stars Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.

The official reviews won't be out until May 15, but the fact that the movie studio allowed the public to review it first is a good sign.

"It does take a bit to get used to Alden as Han, but after 30 minutes or so your brain adjusts," tweets one user.

Another Twitter user wrote: "It takes a bit for it to find its feet and for AE to turn on enough charm to make you forget he’s not HF. But once it kicks into its hey-let’s-make-a-crew and yes-also-do-a-heist stuff, it totally flies."

And @FutureBoy tweeted: "This is the grungiest, most grunt-level blue collar #StarWars ever and I am here for it. #Solo".

Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on May 25.

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Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images


  • Miss Thang

    So, Donald Glover is the new nigga on top, huh? Where is he hiding his white baby mama? I'm sick of this weirdo.

  • Rayne

    I’ve like Donald since his beginning. I’ve found he’s weirdly sexually attractive to me. But then again that is my type. Not hard to please. Just cause he’s dating a white chick doesn’t make him any less attractive to me in an oddly satisfying way.

  • Bossy704

    COSIGN

  • KcoolMuziq

    Most geniuses are weird. Stop hating! Everyone's allowed to love who they want to. Race, color, religion, creed, sex, or sexual orientation.

  • Ryan

    It'll still make bank no matter what. Those Star Wars folks are obsessed.

  • Soda

    The word genius is so overused, especially for those in the entertainment industry.

  • pure_rachet

    He looks suspect too

  • goat

    What did he do?

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I remember him on the Breakfast club stating that he would never date a white woman cuz he wants some as racist as he is.. ROFL! So it would shock the whole shyit outta me to see that..

  • Roxie Moxie

    I'm so confused by Donald.

  • Roxie Moxie

    I agree! ALLLLLLL you're doing is making music; some is repetitive. I mean, no, I can't make a beat but gattdamn!....these folks are just regular people not really contributing much to society, they are FAR from "genius". LOL

    Genius are the doctors who found a cure for cancer. May they rest in peace.

  • Phillybruh

    I know Joel McHale will hate it. Community was supposed to be his launching pad.

  • bemetoo

    he cool I always thought he had white guy/girl/suspect vibes

  • Miss Thang

    It's not about love.

  • Phillybruh

    We just continue to eat our own.

  • Miss Thang

    He is problematic. I was done with him when he said a white chick he was having sex with told him "F*** me with your ni**er dyck" and he said it made him have an intense orgasm. That is really gross and shows me what type of person he is.

  • ShelbyMoore

    He's not a genius. Y'all stay throwing that word around just like y'all throw "model" around. He's no genius.

  • Miss Thang

    I don't care who he wants to love as long as he's not trying to capitalize off black people. I refuse to pay for Becky's lifestyle.

  • Miss Thang

    he is not one of us.

  • Branch Davidian

    I guess this doesn't apply to Kanye though right?
    #hivemind #hypocrisy

  • FukkFolks2018

    musician-of-the-moment
    ^^^^^^^^^
    How long is this moment bc he has platinum singles dating back to 2011-2012?

  • DETROITTOATL

    He looks like a black Saturday night Fever (John Travolta).

  • DETROITTOATL

    I love "Atlanta" the series.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Stevie Wonder(another genius) just doesn't invite anyone to sing him happy birthday.

    This dude has a hit show(produced and written by him),that won a Golden Globe after just one season! A hit blockbuster movie, another hit smash Record-Breaking 'This Is America' single/Video that hit 50 Million Views in Mere Days and is about to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number #1 next week..Also another album on the way.

    It takes a brilliant mind to accomplish all these things simultaneously.

  • Phillybruh

    Who is this US that black people keep throwing black people out of. What is this US doing?

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Out of respect for the sexy Billy Dee Williams, I refuse to go see this mess.

  • goat

    As long as he ain't bashing sistas, I don't give a damn about his nutz

  • iWasteTime

    This ain't the post for me or you sis!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Ummm...Im in the minority as always. IDGAF who the hell he gets his rocks off with or how or who is in his bed. As said per below by @goat76:disqus. Maybe not a genius but for sure got MAD talent and accomplished a whole lot by the age of 21-22. Hats off to him.

  • Soda

    Talented yes, genius no.

  • FukkFolks2018

    All mainstream music in SOME way is capitalizing off of black people. Whether the record company, distro, or the radio station owners...you are paying for some Becky to eat somewhere. IJS.

  • Blue

    The reviews for this don't matter. They could show doo-doo flying through outer space and people will pack the theater.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Girl. I aint know folks aint like Donald Gambino this much lol.

  • goat

    That's why I support TIdal streaming instead of Itunes and the rest.

  • Miss Thang

    I think it takes some very powerful people backing you. He is talented but I'm more impressed by others who don't get any attention.

  • Miss Thang

    ahh but he does in his show Atlanta.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    "They could show doo-doo flying through outer space..."

    Ga dammit!! Here I go wheezing again in the comments section...

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I'm just here to see Khaleesi!

  • FukkFolks2018

    I think folks just love to complain. truly do. And thanks for the birthday wish the other day! Whoot!

  • goat

    He bashing sistas on his Atlanta show??

  • Yup, I said it

    Black women don't care enough to hate Donald Glover. If you wanna see hate go over to TTTMMMZZZ and read comments on any article about Meghan markle. That's hatred of an interracial couple.

  • Blue

    Bwahahahaha

  • Kanyade

    Yup. And i'd be one of those people. LOLI love this franchise and I'm here for new-Llando.

  • JV

    Want to see this but no one to see it with :-(

  • Kanyade

    yup, some of us are

  • Kanyade

    This movie went through at least one director change before it ended with Ron Howard. That might explain the loose footing those Tweeters are commenting about.

    As I said above/below, I love the franchise and been loving Donald Glover since he was "Troy Barnes" on Community. Also, been loving Llando since 1980, so I'm here for it.

  • the guest

    Very perceptive.

  • the guest

    THIS I agree with.

  • the guest

    It takes acceptance in Hollywood more than it takes brilliance. He is liked and accepted by Hollywood right now. All black men who have experienced being a Hollywood token know to keep their eyes open.

    Donald Glover is palatable and non threatening to liberal white progressives. He is brilliant but so are all the other brilliant black writers, musicians, and actors not accepted and not liked by Hollywood.

  • the guest

    Billy Dee 4Ever.

  • goat

    No doubt and you're welcome Sis!

  • SweetTEE

    I can't say anything negative about him bc I listen to too much of his music and love Atlanta. I just want everyone's opinion on how a man can be problack and date outside their race. I just don't agree or understand the logic and must agree w/ crazy Umar.

  • Owww76

    I loved that show. Joel good he got a show on Netflix that is reminiscent of his Talk Soup days.

  • sunni_daze

    HAven't watched a Stat Wars movie since 1980

  • Cici

    Oh wow! I went to high school with that girl in the first photo. She’s an aspiring actress.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    So glad i'm not a Star Wars junkie.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I love Atlanta too. Sweetee, do you think the same about a black woman marrying/dating a white man? In my city, there are so many sisters on the arm of white guys and they seem to treat them very nice.
    Remember this: More black women go to college and get a degree than black males.

  • Cici

    Auntie did you delete my comment?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No. Refresh your browser.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Here's your comment that you thought I deleted.

  • SweetTEE

    Honestly, I would have to view it the same as with men. Men like Glover will be quick to say that they were different and black girls weren't interested. But there are always "different or quirky" black girls so that's a cop out. It feels like when black men do it, their explanation always seems like mental conditioning, while black women usually get run over and fed up before they will even entertain the idea of dating outside of the race. Black women also don't tend to be as color struck our men do. I probably have these ideas due to men in my family ONLY dating outside of the race.

    Either way, I don't want to hear anyone screaming black pride then choose someone of another race. To be pro black means to not settle for anything less than black love in my opinion but I can't blame women like Serena.

  • Cici

    Actually I did refresh my browser and that’s when the comment disappeared. Thanks for your reply and finding it for me. ?

  • Karen Brady

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    He's the only man I know that can make an all red outfit look good...

  • TMW

    Disqus is sorting most popular comments first. I thought the same thing yesterday and had to change the sort to “sort newest”

  • Junkanoo

    I haven't seen Billy Dee Williams in a while good to see him.

  • Kimberly King

    ???

  • Kimberly King

    Lmaooo

  • Kimberly King

    Success in the industry is never free.

  • Kimberly King

    I thought he was dating an Asian chick ? Anyway, he has that “look” to him. I can look at a guy and tell if he dates outside his race. It’s all in their smile.

  • Trace da Ace

    I agree....who cares where he sticks his dick....he makes good music, acting is on point and he is doing his thing....so it is what it is...

  • KcoolMuziq

    Exactly!

  • Chocolate Bliss

    That picture is the closest he's been to a black woman. It probably made him itch. Old sell out ass!

  • Chocolate Bliss

    Check out his stand up shows. He talks bad about black women. Black women have a reason not to like him.

  • goat

    Appreciate that, I don't follow him so I had no clue. I did check out the 1st season of Atlanta and that was it.

    Damn, I thought Issa and Gambino was putting on for Blacks in Hollywierd.

  • Chocolate Bliss

    Right! Billy Dee was the epitome of a suave, sexy, and smart black man. Donald Glover is white oriented, awkward, and musty looking. I'm passing on this movie too.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I was insulted that they chose Donald Glover. He doesn't have "it". I wish we could go back to the time when Black people could choose who we deemed as sexy and white folks didn't force their chosen few down our throats.

  • Chocolate Bliss

    He's white identified and he's only on this "woke' train because it's the popular thing to be now. I don't even know why he tried it like his past wasn't going to pop back up.