We've only got one movie on tap this week, but it's a big one. For the first time in all of six months, we are once again returning to a time long ago in a galaxy far, far away. This time, however, we are getting the origin story for everybody's favorite swashbuckling space cowboy. Get ready for Ron Howard's _Solo: A Star Wars Story. _
Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.
Rotten Watch Prediction
We are once again diving back into the Star Wars universe this week with a new prequel to follow up the huge success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (85%). On the heels of The Last Jedi (91%), this prequel finds a young Han (Alden Ehrenreich) as he establishes his reputation as a smuggler, befriends everyone's favorite Wookie (Joonas Suotamo), and meets up with that backstabber Lando (Donald Glover). It looks like a fun ride with a group of characters we're now getting to get to know in different forms and faces.
Director Ron Howard's career is long and accomplished, but his recent directorial work has had some peaks and valleys on the Tomatometer. He's directed In the Heart of the Sea (42%), Rush (88%), Angels & Demons (37%), The Dilemma (24%) and Frost/Nixon (92%). Those scores (and movies) are all over the map. Many of the reviews of Solo: A Star Wars Story are already in, and trending generally positive. It's at 70% through more than 100 reviews. It's tough to imagine it moves much (if at all) over the course of the week, and it looks like the Star Wars franchise has another win.