The dumbest line in The Force Awakens is when Rey looks at Han Solo in awe and says "you made the Kessel Run in 13 parsecs" and Han Solo retorts "12!"
In A New Hope, Han Solo is this quick-talking smuggler who is trying to make some quick cash, and he talks about this one impressive thing he did once in his criminal history.
Rey's wonderment at it in TFA makes no sense. It's like a normal person looking at Han Solo and being awe-struck because they happened to know that he smuggled a ton of cocaine right past the police in a remarkably short distance.
Kylo Ren isn't their son. Rey is Han and Leia's real daughter. Luke mind wiped some events and switched memories if the two around. Rey was in Jakku her entire life. Why do you think the Millennium Falcon was located where she was? Kylo Ren is just some drifter who'll defect to the light side and fight his general. Luke will pull a Yoda. Watch.
Isn't the original line when Han Solo is trying to talk about how 'famous' the Millenium Falcon is/should be? And he says "It's the ship that made the kessel run in 12 parsecs". To me that sounds like it's a feat that people might know. Just not the old geezer and whiny farm boy. Still weird Rey would know about it however many years later.
>Still weird Rey would know about it however many years later.
So you missed the part where the film implies that Han Solo and Luke Skywalker became incredibly well-known legends after the medal ceremony on Yavin?
Well she actually knew.
>you are Han Solo, and this is the Millenium Falcon, the ship that made the Kessel Run in 14 parsecs
This all together with the fact that she speaks wookie makes her a very literate person for a scavenger.
I can't believe people think
>she was a scavenger on a desert planet
is a valid excuse for being good at:
You need training to do this kind of shit, for real? They aren't fucking hobbies
Is Napoleon know for his horse, dumbass? Some of Han Solo's biggest accomplishments are due to his ship which was unique in the war. It's much more likely for someone to see a ship that resembles the legendary smuggler ship than some old geezer.
Again, if there's a famous racer who is known for driving in a modified car that stood apart from all the other cars in these famous races, you bet people would recognize the car if they saw it.
You can't tinker around and become good at them on your own, especially when you're busy trying to fucking survive from day to day
lack of help and resources does not translate to greater proficiency lol
>remarkably short distance.
This is unit retardation. Parsecs are used here as a unit of time rather than of space like they ought to be used. It's true to the Original Trilogy retardation.
Rey knows about the Kessel run not because of the plot, but because she represents the young Star Wars fan watching the movie. TFA is very self-referential, not just in terms of how it reuses plot points & motifs from the earlier movies. Rather it's about people who grew up with the legend of Star Wars in their lives, and how they react to that.
Kylo & the First Order want to bring back the greatness of the original trilogy, Kylo pretty much wants to become Darth Vader. This separates him from Finn & Rey who don't really have any will to engage with the legend of Star Wars and just do so in the course of fleeing for their lives, but also makes him a tragic, pathetic figure incapable of living a normal life. He is damaged goods manchild who can't help but look back to the past and can't interact with the present in a positive way. He kills old man Han because Han makes him weak by reminding him that his icons, and the original trilogy by extension, are lost and worn out and can never be brought back. He represents the kind of fan who has been here since the prequels or even earlier, the long term obsessive.
Finn is like Kylo, but he can't bear the inherently self-destructive, abstract, aesthetic crusade to recapture the past. Instead, Finn is led by his basic intuitions and passions. He doesn't want to be part of the legend of Star Wars either as hero or villain, but instead plays both roles as he is led to them. He lives in the moment and represents the kind of fan who is just going to see the movie because it's the new cool thing in theaters.
Rey represents the young fan who is encountering Star Wars in the flesh for the first time. She has pure, innocent, childlike faith in the legend of the first movies. Much like Kylo has his dark, distorted piece of Star Wars memorabilia, she has a battered, well-used Star Wars toy. She does ridiculous things at no justification because she represents how you pretended you were a super space pilot Jedi when you were a kid.
Melee fighting I can take, because Jakku seems like a dangerous place.
Engineering I can take, because she's surrounded with spaceship parts. May as well learn how they work.
Piloting, I guess I still can take, even though piloting ships seems like a expensive hobby for someone who can barely eat a quarter portion a day with her scavenging earnings
Engineering and piloting his grandfather almost mastered being a kid as well. Don't forget.
Now, she speaking wookie is just bullshit. Chewbacca is the only wookie we have ever seen out of Kashyyyk in 7 movies. Not to mention that wookies were slaved in their own planet by the Empire. How in this world would she met a wookie in Jakku, a planet worth shit for anybody to visit it, and spend enough time with him to learn his language.
And being able to beat Kylo Ren... BRAVO JJ
God thanks they didn't include the part where Snoke made a force call to Rey and told her to kill Meme Ren. Hopefully the Looper guy can throw all of JJ's memes into the trash with Phasma and never look back.
Not like I have a lot of hope for the next movie to be good, though.
>It's like a normal person looking at Han Solo and being awe-struck because they happened to know that he smuggled a ton of cocaine right past the police in a remarkably short distance.
yeah that totally doesnt exist in real life, john gotti and pablo escobat arent idolized at al
Wouldn't Hand Solo still have had a chubby so soon after kissing Leia? and hence been frozen in carbonite with an obvious pants tent?