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Did Han shoot first?

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by Jaxxon, Mar 20, 2019.

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Who shot first?

  1. Han should shoot first

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  2. Greedo should shoot first

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  3. Who cares? *old man grumbling*

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  1. NinjaRen

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    Han leaving Leia behind makes the change in the SE even worse and contradictory. Btw it "ruins" his character arc in ANH because it doesn't match with the rest of the movie. That's the point.
     
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    If you don't shoot first your last - Ricky Bobby
     
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    This makes no sense to me. Han didn't shoot Greedo in self defense in the SE. Both shot their weapons at the same time. Only Han was lucky. Nor did I need Han shooting first to substantiate his reluctance to rescue Leia. Han is just Han. Even if he had shot Greedo in self defense, this would not have erased his reluctance to rescue Leia, his greed and his reluctance to fight with the Rebel Alliance. To hang Han's ambiguity over that one moment in the Mos Eisley cantina is ridiculous to me, considering that Han did (or did not) and said other things that supported his ambiguous nature.

    This is why I find this hangup over whether he shot first or not ludicrous and infantile. I'm beginning to wonder if this is all about the "cool factor" in regard to Han's character. Then again, I've noticed that the "cool factor" has played a major role in many fans' opinions of the franchise's characters.
     
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    FN-3263827 First Order, Then Pie
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    if it doesn't matter, then why did George change it?
     
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    That's a good question. Why did he? I found his decision to change this scene just as irrelevant as the complaints about the change. I'm sorry, but I found his reluctance to help Leia escape an execution more morally dubious. The cantina scene seems more like some attempt to add some "cool factor" to Han's character. It always has.
     
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    I saw in a red carpet interview with GL where he mentioned off-handedly about changing that scene so Solo "wouldn't kill someone in cold blood..." and the backlash the edit received, which always confused me. If I'm looking down the barrel of a gun, being quicker on the draw (or a better shot) is an act of self-defense, not cold-blooded murder. So the fact GL mentioned killing someone in cold blood as a reason was disappointing. Throw in the aforementioned "how could a trained bounty hunter miss at that close range" angle and the revision really becomes quite silly. So in my case I choose to believe my head cannon.
     
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