I think this entire movie is better than Rogue One. For one thing, it's a movie that isn't about Star Wars and is finally a SW movie that's just its own story. Rogue One is more like a fan film. This is genuine and has actual, interesting ideas and isn't dependent on what you know about Star Wars for once. This could have been an original story if it wasn't about Han Solo which is what I would like to see out of these new movies (though ideally they would be new altogether). It's not beholden to anything. It's not a check list that makes a point about being about that we know who Han Solo is. This works as a standalone if you haven't even seen a single SW movie. I don't want to get into a debate about Rogue One, because it's not a movie that's worth it (though it's just terrible), but I'll be happy to defend Solo that took a stupid idea and made it feel like a genuine creative intent. It may not be as well directed as the other movies or look as good, or is as slick, but I'll choose this over the other new SW films. It's a scrappy little movie that works warts and all.