If you have not seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this article is not for you. I will be going into heavy spoilers that you will not want to hear before you see the movie. If you are looking for some Star Wars, try this other article of mine, giving ideas for a Star Wars Netflix/TV Series: https://moviepilot.com/posts/3641738
Here, I'll put a great picture to block your view so you cannot see any spoilers.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . . Or I should say, a short time ago in the same galaxy as us. This weekend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out. It has divided many fans, but no matter what people say, the movie has many great moments. From BB-8 giving Finn the thumbs up to Finn, to the return of a legend, as Rey finds Luke Skywalker.
In the movie, there was a death of a legend. The famous Han Solo was stabbed in the chest by his own son, Ben Solo. The moment was the saddest moment in movie history for me, because I grew up with the beloved smuggler.
Although the scene was sad, it is one of my favorites in the movie, as I felt Han needed to go. But, there are some things I might have changed if I wrote the movie. First I will say, many of you will disagree with my ideas, as they are very different from the actual movie. But, I am not 100% sure I agree with my ideas either. So, without further ado, here is my edition of Han Solo's death scene, and the ending of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The scene is the same from the beginning. Han Solo and Chewbacca go into a room where they plant bombs in Starkiller Base (sorry if that is wrong, I have only seen the movie once and cannot remember exactly what they were doing).
As Han and Chewie split up, Kylo Ren and Stormtroopers walk into the room, not noticing the old smugglers. The Stormtroopers walk away, and Kylo walks to the middle of the platform/bridge in the base. Han Solo comes out of hiding and yells "Ben!" By that time Rey and Finn have both entered the room, but this time they enter where Chewbacca is. Ben and Han say the same exact thing as they did in the movie, and the same thing happens. Kylo wouldn't give Han his lightsaber, and eventually he stabs him in the chest. Han's body falls into the bottom of the base, and Chewie shoots Kylo in the side with his bowcaster, as he did in the movie. (This is where the movie will change, giving it a very different ending, so. . . As Anakin Skywalker once said, "This is where the fun begins."
Chewbacca jumps over the railings and starts running over to Kylo. Kylo is not in his prime at the moment, so he cannot stop the giant Wookiee who tackles him. When the two fall off the platform/bridge, Kylo holds his lightsaber in his left hand, and grabs a rope that was on the side of the bridge with his right hand. Rey and Finn run after them to save Chewie, but when they gt to the middle where Kylo and Chewie were hanging, Stormtroopers walk into the room. They enter from both sides, so Rey and Finn are trapped on the bridge. Rey starts firing her blaster towards the Stormtroopers on her side that entered through the door that Rey, Han, Chewie, and Finn all came through, while Finn fires at the Stormtroopers on the other side.
Kylo and Chewie are still hanging, and Kylo is trying to cut off the arms of Chewie, who is hanging onto his legs, but the Wookiee keeps dodging the blade. Then, Finn got the chance to run at the Stormtroopers and kill them all with the lightsaber he had. Then, Kylo swung and cut off the only arm hanging onto him, and Chewie fell into the the bottom of the base, dying as a sacrifice. But Kylo still can't get up, because he is still hanging from the rope, but he put his lightsaber to his side. Rey finally killed all of the Stormtroopers on her side. Finn arrived about ten feet in front of Kylo, and the bridge broke.
It broke from the side where Finn shot at the Stormtroopers, and the cause was the base being destroyed and shaking around. Now the bridge is scraping the side of the base, and everyone is hanging on for dear life, including Kylo, who got the chance to swing onto it. Rey, very close to the top, see's a metal hand reach out to her and a hooded figure in a robe say "Rey, take my hand." Rey responds by taking his hand. Once she is at the top she says "How do you know my name? Do I know you?" The figure then slowly pulls off his hood and says "I am your father." The figure is then revealed to be Luke Skywalker.
On the hanging bridge Kylo Ren and Finn were still hanging but fighting with their lightsabers. Kylo eventually knocked Finn's lightsaber out of his hand and started climbing up. You see the old lightsaber fall, but it is caught by an unfamiliar hand. Kylo got to the top and says in shock "Luke!? It . . . it's you! You deserve to die!" Kylo then starts attacking Luke, filled with rage. Rey ran over to help Finn up. The two then looked at Luke and he said, "Go, I'll catch up." Rey and Finn then run out of the room and towards the Millennium Falcon.
They get to the Falcon and turn around and see an injured Luke Skywalker trying to get to them. He gets behind Finn and Rey, and turns to see Kylo walking out of the door and is heading towards the old hermit. Luke hands Rey his old green lightsaber (the same one that was in Return of the Jedi) and says "Take it, and defeat him. It is your destiny." Then Finn helps Luke onto the Falcon. Rey then blocks the strike filled with hate from Kylo. Then, the Falcon lifted up into the air and inside, the audience can see Finn trying (emphasis on trying) to fly the Falcon.
Then, as Kylo Ren and Rey have the same fight as they did in the movie, Stormtroopers ran out of the base and started firing at the Falcon. Luke grabbed Finn's old blaster and started shooting at them when he was on the opening ramp. Rey and Kylo's fight was as long as it was in the movie and the same things happen, Kylo even tried to turn Rey but was unsuccessful. The two got in a saber lock, electricity came off of Kylo's lightsaber and onto Rey's, then into her hands. She then through the lightsaber in the air, and it landed in the snow. She then kicked Kylo away from her. As he ran at her, she used the force and the lightsaber came out out of the snow and flew into her hand. As Kylo tried to strike her down, the moment her lightsaber reached her hand, she cut off his right hand. Kylo then grabbed his lightsaber out of the snow with his left hand and swung towards the ground, trying to slice her back like he did Finn in the original movie. He missed and she jumped onto the Millennium Falcon that was being lowered to the ground. He then fell to his knees holding his stump, staring at his newfound enemies escape, and he screamed out in agony, and hate for these new Resistance fighters.
Then, Starkiller base started to fall apart completely, and you can see Poe Dameron piloting/leading Blue and Red Squadrons out. The Falcon comes at the screen, and behind it, you see a ship landing next to Kylo Ren. Captain Phasma runs out and says in a very commanding voice "You, me, and Hux are to get to Supreme Leader Snoke immediately. Now get up and get moving!"
When the Falcon lands on D'Qar, Luke runs out and rugs General Leia. You see all of the Resistance fighters celebrating, R2-D2 and C-3PO confront and congratulate BB-8, Poe and Finn hug, and the final scene plays the same music as the ending of the original movie, and the final shot is of Rey standing in front of the Falcon, she lifts up Luke's old lightsaber, and ignites it. Luke and Leia look over and see Rey have a questioned look as she stares at the lightsaber, and the screen fades to black.
That was my edition of the ending of TFA. As I said, I am not totally sure of all of it, like Chewbacca and Han Solo dying in the same scene. I did include two references to Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in this ending. Rey's new lightsaber lands in the snow, and she gets it only by using the force, just like Luke did in the Wampa scene. The other reference was Luke now saying "I am your father." But this time, that is a good thing. I showed the proper escape of Kylo Ren, General Hux, and Captain Phasma (who was completely underused in the final film). One of my favorite parts about this version, was who caught the old lightsaber that belonged to Anakin and Luke Skywalker. I purposely left that ambiguous, so that it would not be explained until Episode 8. My idea was that it was either the twin brother of Rey, who I am guessing and hoping is Luke Skywalker's daughter. Or the person who caught it was the twin sister of Kylo Ren/Ben Solo. So it is either Jacen Skywalker, or Jaina Solo, for all you Expanded Universe fans. And yes I know I changed it.
I also want to say, I loved the movie how it was. Here I was just giving my ideas of how the movie could have gone. The movie was one of the best I have seen, and I believe it was a great return to the Star Wars Saga.