Solo: A Star Wars Story enhances Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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The Kessel run compliments the Crait mines run

I get choked up every time Chewie takes his seat as Han’s co-pilot in Solo: A Star Wars Story, during the epic Kessel run. Isn’t it funny how Han keeps fibbing about how many parsecs he flies the Falcon during the legendary run?

“Not if you round down, buddy.”

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By the time we meet Han in A New Hope, he’s telling Obi-Wan and Luke he did the Kessel run in “less than 12 parsecs.” Oh, Han.

Anyways, the Kessel run on screen is an incredible Star Wars moment and Star Wars: The Last Jedi has a scene which pays homage to it — perhaps accidentally, but I think not.

When Chewie pilots the Falcon through the mines of Crait, it reminds me of the Kessel run scene from Solo: A Star Wars Story. 

The danger, the fun, and the cinematography are nearly identical with both Crait and Kessell — with a “Solo” exception.

While Chewie then flying the Falcon through the mines of Crait, without his co-pilot, makes me think of better days. Days of hope. Promise. Friendship.

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That’s what Kylo Ren accomplished when killing his father. Riding us of these memories and leaving the ghost of Han Solo haunting him and us all throughout Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently playing in theaters, worldwide.

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