“You have too much of your father’s heart in you, young Solo.”
Any scene in Snoke’s throne room in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is epic, but there’s one particular moment that hits home even more, especially after watching Solo: A Star Wars Story.
When the Supreme Leader tells Kylo Ren, “you have too much of your father’s heart in you, young Solo,” the connection between the two films is not lost on me one bit.
Solo: A Star Wars Story, more so than A New Hope or any of the Star Wars original trilogy films, shows the pure heart of Han Solo. One of hope, courage, and determination. So, hearing Snoke reference those same traits within Han’s son, Ben Solo; makes his fall to the Dark Side even more tragic.
Picture a young Han Solo turning to the Dark Side of the Force and becoming an agent of evil. Even though he goes down a scoundrel-like path, Han never loses his goodness or heart of gold. Kylo Ren does, however. Watching Ben Solo abandon his father’s heart and knowing what he could have become, as a good guy, is quite tragic.
Initially, I was onboard for Kylo Ren staying on a Dark path and not being a redeemed soul. However, after watching Solo: A Star Wars Story, I am now rooting for Kylo Ren to embrace his father’s heart. To embrace the pull to the light that was haunting him in The Force Awakens.
Maybe the memory of Han Solo and the dice will guide Kylo Ren back towards a noble path and one of true greatness, like his father before him.