Director J.J. Abrams made the perfect continuation of George Lucas’ Skywalker saga with 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Abrams hit the right beats and refrains, and echoed many of Lucas’ themes, while also moving the story forward. The centre of the movie is Harrison Ford’s Han Solo and he delivers everything you want from the crusty old space pirate.
Ford might be over 70, but his movie star quality shines as bright as it did back in 1977. It’s great to see Solo at a different stage in his life, the character had little to do in The Return Of The Jedi but he’s an integral part of the story here and Ford has great fun playing an older Solo who is as roguish and reckless as his younger counterpart.