Critics are Shrugging off “Solo,” You?

solo2Nothing dazzling about the Metacritic scores for “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

A 63 is “meh,” and I find it a tad generous. 

Of course, Rottentomatoes, where fanboys find legitimacy, is registering a more (meh) robust 71.

With “Deadpool 2” its chief competition, what numbers are we looking at, this Memorial Day weekend?

Deadline.com is calling it a “low-flying” opening, in the $105 million over FOUR days plus Thursday night (“Deadpool 2” did $125 in three plus Thursday night).

Box Office Mojo is calling it a $108 million weekend, with “Deadpool” hanging around at $50-60.

And Box Office Guru is throwing caution to the wind and saying $147 million over four days. Is he headed to Vegas this weekend? That’s a roulette bet.

I hate to see Ron Howard take the hit for a movie whose casting failures he was stuck with during his attempt to salvage the film. Younger critics tend to crucify a reliable old hand like Howard, who was never a dazzling stylist, in any event.

The J.J. Abrams storyline has been just as bad, in my estimation. “Rogue One” was the stand-out in this cycle of Disney cashing in on the Golden Lucas.

But in any event, $100 million in tickets is a lot of customers, and feedback. What are people thinking? I’m not an outlier as a naysayer this time. Lots of pans across Metacriticdom. Usually, if I’m all alone, the people who hate a film flock to a review they agree with (a big source of review traffic).

Yay, or nay on Alden Ehrenreich, Woody, Thandie and Ms. “Game of Thrones” and “Solo?”

 

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