My message to those boycotting ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

I guess some people are “boycotting” the latest Star Wars flick, Solo: A Star Wars Story. The reasons are many. Some of them I even agree with. The actor playing the title role Alden Ehrenreich doesn’t look or sound a thing like Harrison Ford. Lando Calrissian played by Donald Glover is now something called a pansexual. It’s like a bisexual, but with even more options.

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson is in it. I think he’s one of the finest actors of his generation. I’d like to see him in the Star Wars universe.

I love Star Wars. That said, I’m not planning on seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story. I don’t think this movie is for me. This movie must have been made for other people, people who are not me. That’s fine. I have no problem with that. Not everything has to be for me or about me. If Han Solo was cast with an actor who bore even a slight resemblance to Harrison Ford and if they didn’t make Lando Calrissian an alt-lifestyle freakazoid, I’d go see this movie. Again, Woody Harrelson is in it.

I just have a problem with the idea of people declaring boycotts. It seems overly dramatic and childish. It’s also kind of embarrassing. Then again, what would Star Wars fandom be if half the fans didn’t embarrass you?

A Star Wars wedding.

I’ve been a Star Wars fan since the first one came out in 1977. That’s not to say I loved everything in it. I’ve had a healthy love-hate relationship with the Star Wars universe. There are some things in Star Wars I truly loved. There have been other things I hated. I think the only movie I’ve seen that I could not nitpick was Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was a masterpiece.  From start to finish, it’s probably the best Star Wars movie ever made.

If you’re like me and you don’t want to see Solo: A Star Wars Story, just don’t go. Don’t act like a petulant child and declare a boycott.

Boycotts are stupid.