It’s been a while since we’ve done a COTM post and it’s probably because we’re really lazy and hit all the best Captain’s to our knowledge. Or have we? We were talking about this the other day and realized that there aren’t that many Captain’s that are worthy of such recognition, but like a fat kid being dragged out of a all-you-can-eat buffet kicking and screaming, we’re not going to let anyone deter us from this important post. With that said, let’s talk more about our COTM – Mr. Han Solo.
Han Solo is probably one of the top 100 movie characters ever created, hands down. Although we do talk about about Star Wars on TCM, I can assure you that none of us are Star Wars fanatics or live in our parent’s basements (well, maybe Yar, but I’ll let him explain) and this selection is based purely on Solo’s badassness.
In case you don’t know Solo, he’s a vintage badass. The Captain of the Millennium Falcon, Chewbacca’s sidekick, Leia’s lover, and Jabba the Hutt’s vanquisher – the guy has a resume most people on LinkedIn get hard-ons over. Solo tasted love, hate, victory, and defeat all while becoming more human in the process by eventually believing in something bigger than himself. Isn’t that what life is all about? Editors Note: we can argue this at a later date, but I left it in there since so far none of this makes any sense.
So why is Han Solo the COTM for September? What did he do to be recognized this month – the same month where Captain Planet has his own day (15th)? We really don’t know. It might be because of this interview or for the fact that actor Harrison Ford decided to continue in George Lucas’ raping of the Indian Jones series and recently announced he’ll play the lead at age 70 (my guess is the next movie will more than likely be the series worst).
Whatever the case, we picked him. COTM is back. I’ll leave you with some pics of Chewbacca and Ewoks for your thoughts.