"Solo: A Star Wars Story" is okay. There are double-crosses, surprises, a bad, scary villain or two or three, and adventures. "Solo"'s okayness is its biggest problem. Harrison Ford had megawatt star power and his Han Solo immediately became an immortal screen hero. "Solo" can't fill those shoes or meet those expectations. The motto for a Han Solo movie must be "Go big or go home." In this case, moviegoers are staying home.
Alden Ehrenreich is okay. He doesn't have the larger than life quality the role and the genre demands. You have to wonder why he was tapped for the part.
You may be thinking, "They don't make stars like that anymore," but they do. Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian; Woody Harrelson, as Han's mentor; Paul Bettany as a very scary villain; and Emilia Clark as a pretty girl with some surprises up her sleeve all appear to be the right cast member in the right film handing in the right performance. I'm not saying Ehrenreich is a bad actor. I'm saying he's in the wrong movie.