Solo: A Star Wars Story | Episode 2

Solo: A Star Wars Story was a surprisingly good movie, given that we didn’t care for the most recent two releases in the Star Wars Universe.

Lessons Learned from Solo: A Star Wars Story:

When you see an opportunity, take it.

  • Signing up for the Imperial Order; meeting Beckett and joining him

Anti-lesson: Assume everyone will betray you and you will never be disappointed.

Real lesson: Don’t have expectations, plan as much as you can and improvise when necessary.

  • The anti-lesson was Becket’s point of view.  Sky doesn’t prescribe to that as it’s a negative, unfriendly way to go through life.

Think outside the box for solutions to your problems.

  • Making it through the Kessel Run in record time.

Know how you’re going to win before you play.

  • Gambling between Han and Lando.  Lando has a “card up his sleeve” but it ends up back-firing on him late in the movie.
Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian

Think a few moves ahead of your opponent.

  • Becket’s teaching Han, and we can learn from Becket as well

Assume people will let you down.  Understand that heading into anything.

  • Becket (played by Woody Harrelson) betraying Han at the end


Learn more about this movie from IMDB.

83% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Why not 100%?!

Dusty has chosen Deadpool 2 as the next movie we’ll learn from.

If you missed it, last week we discussed lessons learned from Avengers: Infinity War.

Welcome to the Watch & Learn Podcast

Hello and welcome to our new show, the Watch and Learn Podcast.

We are brothers, Sky Matsuhashi and Dusty Matsuhashi Heiner (he took our step dad’s last name).  We live in different cities now, and this podcast allows us to hang out and and share ideas.

We love movies and discussing what we liked/disliked about each.  We believe that you can learn from anything, and the entertainment you consume can be a part of this process.

Join us as we watch movies, new and old, and discuss the life lessons we extract from them.

Dusty has chosen Avengers: Infinity War as the first movie we’ll learn from.