Going Somewhere Solo?

The National Post on the problems with the Star Wars prequels. In short: where’s the Han Solo types?

“Part of the magic of the first Star Wars was that Solo (despite his name) made a perfect bookend to Luke – he tempered Luke’s wide-eyed earnestness with a jaded, seen-it-all nonchalance. Kids who marveled at the first Star Wars tended to align themselves as either Luke fans or Han fans – and while no formal study was taken, I’d wager the large majority of those kids saw themselves as budding, Solo-style space pirates rather than as neophyte Jedi masters.”