A cliché is a phrase that is overused to the point of being trite. Ideas expressed in cliches carry little to no weight and show a lack of originality. However, a clever author like Daniel José Older can transport a cliché from our world to a galaxy far, far away.
What happens in life, when you are stuck going in circles? Your self-worth is shot. You must do what you can to survive, but the daily struggle is just like swimming in a frozen lake. Only you are trapped under the ice looking skyward. And one day the ice shatters.
After my third viewing of Solo: A Star Wars Story, I exited the theater and immediately opened the Notes app on my iPhone. You see, I had written a few memos to myself while watching the film and wanted to add a few more tidbits before the short drive home.