The Rotten Tomato score for Solo: A Star Wars Story has finally been released and it might not be good news for Disney and Lucasfilm. The film currently has a 71% Tomatometer rating. But that’s not even the bad news. The score received an average 6.4/10 based off of 96 different reviews.
This score is drastically worse compared to Star Wars: The Last Jedi which received an overwhelmingly positive critic score with a 91% Tomatometer rating. It had an average rating of 8.1/10 based on 374 reviews.
Now, you might be thinking that 71% isn’t a terrible score, but if you look at how Star Wars: The Last Jedi performed with the audience, it could mean the movie is actually really, really bad. Star Wars: The Last Jedi received a 47% audience score with an average rating of 2.9/5 from 192,630 reviews. That’s a 44 point difference from the critic score.
If you factor in a similar drop from the critic score for Solo: A Star Wars Story, it’s not looking pretty at all. The audience score could come out to 27%.
However, a mediocre critic score could actually mean the film resonates with audiences. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s most recent blockbluster Rampage received a terrible 51% Tomatometer. But to no one’s surprise, it has an 81% audience score. Avengers: Infinity War boasts an 84% Tomatometer score, but audiences loved it even more. It has a 92% audience score.
My bet is that Solo: A Star Wars Story is a little bit better than what the critics are saying. It’s probably not on the level of Rogue One, but it will probably be a fun and enjoyable experience. I know I’m actually looking forward to it after seeing the last trailer.
The interaction between Donald Glover’s Lando and Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo looks like just how I would imagine it. I’m also intrigued by the huge train sequence and obviously the land speeder chase looks to be the highlight of the film.
Are you looking forward to see Solo: A Star Wars Story?
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25, 2018.