Before he became a smug smuggler with a light-speed ship and a Bigfoot companion, Han Solo wasn’t even named Han Solo. His origins are told with impressive veracity in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (⋆⋆⋆½, PG-13). As young Han, Alden Ehrenreich echoes the wiseguy venality that Harrison Ford used to make Han a character to be loved — or disliked — while Donald Glover makes a solid turn as gentleman thief Lando Calrissian. You can’t call this great, but it’s a strong, competent effort.
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