"Go For Broke" 442nd Japanese-American Regimental Combat Team
I don't think it's hyperbole when I saw that Lucas created the most important fantasy/sci-fi universe in the history... when you create something so great, there's bound to be duds along the way.
But that being said he envisioned the original Star Wars world as just an opening to something he wanted to tell that was much different.
At least he's willing to make what he wants and not cave to pressure.
Not a surprise the way no information had been passed about. He announced he won't attend mandatory camp until he has a new contract.
I'm not quite sure what the worry is from the Seahawks side? Maybe apprehension after extending Lynch, Bennett and Chancellor who only play a year after their extension.
I agree with @Veda-the-Moor point about fans thinking they want one thing but then deciding they actually don't.
It the problem of "I don't know what I want but I don't want that."
I don't blame anyone or want to discredit how a movie or a series makes someone feel. I think there's the really toxic crowd that push for their Star Wars and not what they currently see.
The one thing that I continue to come back to is that now that Star Wars is under Disney's mantel, they are all about world-building and none of this redundant EU crap where it's a constant Jedi overthrows Sith>Jedi becomes Sith> New Jedi overthrows Sith>Jedi becomes Sith>rinse & repeat.
The thing that I enjoy about the TFA story of the Jedi is that they are flawed; they are entirely responsible for their own orders fall after centuries of control. People may not like to see their heroes fall but Disney can't rely on love for Luke, Leia and Han without finding suitable replacements for them.
Back to Solo, what I love most about the movie is that it's a great view into what the Star Wars world is like outside of Jedi and a Skywalker. The awe of space travel and seeing a world ruled by the Empire is interesting to see because it's not the stark "good vs. evil." Solo is a criminal in this film; he steals, kills and double-crosses without remorse. His story is told well enough that I do want to see where things lead and I feel like it's a situation where he oversells himself and then finds out he has to get a way out; no different from being hired to ferry some kid, an old man and some droids to Alderaan.
The OG movies are still there for people that want to relive the stories; they aren't going away. If anything put me off of Star Wars it's the prequels.
Solo: A Review Story
Story - I told @Zeb-Stark and @Veda-the-Moor that I didn't need to hear this story or why the Kessell Run is so crazy. That being said, it's an entirely enjoyable Star Wars movie. And while that may not ring like a great review, it's a move that is the sum of its part, not just one.
The introduction to a young Solo is really great because I totally see what a 7-10 year younger Han from ANH Han would be how Alden portrayed him. His motivation is clear and when it breaks, his motivation changes and it's what we see in the OG Trilogy and Solo in TFA. In fact, I would say that the Han in ESB and ROTJ is different than how he's portrayed in in TFA, ANH and SOLO. So that means we have 3 movies to 2 that show what the "default" Solo really is (and in this movie, it shows what he's trying to fight against - character-wise).
The supporting cast does an excellent job of the more scummy-side of the Star Wars world. Having 500x more Chewie in this movie than any other is great. The chemistry with Solo and Chewie is so tangible off of the bat. Solo's draw to Beckett and his gang is clear from the first scene they share together and he continues to show his worth each scene to Beckett's gang.
Donald Glover deserves his own movie pre-Solo. I want to see him hanging out with L3-37 or what the transition to Lobot was. L3-37 was another great robot added to the cast (much like K2-SO) that is such a huge difference from the core droids in R2, BB8 and 3PO.
Feel - 100% the Star Wars world. I know people don't like it but this continues to the Disney takeover of expanding the universe. The world feels bigger and it's not 100% related to a Jedi, the Force or a Skywalker. That's huge for this franchise because it opens so many more doors to build a new story out of.
And his base eats it up.
As much of an idiot he truly is, he knows what his fans want. They want to see him shit on people they view as the "enemy" even though it's going to hurt them in the long-run. How do you prevent that? How do you tell the traditional Republican that their future is be leveraged by Trump and his lackeys? They don't want to hear that from someone who voted for Hilary.
To me, it means something for new players infinity more so than veteran players... except the QB.
The QB is the one player that always has to be there.
The DBs, S, OT, RB and other vets who opt-out of VOLUNTARY OTAs are off the hook in my book. But once they miss mandatory camp, then it's a shitstorm.
I don't want rookies or new players to the team to miss OTAs because that's their first chance at living in the new system they're going to be expected to fulfill during the course of the season.
While Earl, Clark and others are key players on our team, I worry more about our OL and running game. I think we can do more if we can keep Wilson up-right.
So I keep saying that the M's need to beat the Astros and they did today to take a 2.0 lead in the AL West. I tip my cap to you Mariners (and your fans).
Currently, they have a +23 run differential.
While they don't have a winning record against the Astros this season (or the Angels), as long as they can beat-up on the "bad" teams then it won't matter.