American actor Harrison Ford on the set of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi directed by Welsh Richard Marquand. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Han Solo Moments In Star Wars That We’ll Never Get Tired Of Watching
Millennium Falcon?
When Han Solo introduces the Millenium Falcon for the first time in “Star Wars: A New Hope,” Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker’s ignorance of the ship's existence hilariously bruises Han’s ego. Han, however, settles the matter by declaring the ship is "fast enough for you, old man” — it’s a memorable introduction to one of cinema’s greatest anti-heroes.
The scene that firmly establishes Han’s personality is when he tells Luke that he doesn’t believe there’s an “all-powerful Force” that controls everything. Even after Luke deflects three laser bolts with a blast shield over his face, Han’s pessimism remains in place, and he retorts, “Good against remotes is one thing. Good against the living? That's something else.”
Shoot First
Han is also a shoot-first-and-ask-questions-later kind of guy, and the scene that highlights this to a tee is when he answers an incoming call on the Imperial ship. When his cover is obviously blown and the Imperial on the line demands to know who he is talking to, Han solves the problem by shooting the command console.
Rapid Retreat
His shoot-first mentality comes in handy in the original cut of “A New Hope” when he charges a group of Stormtroopers, who miraculously run away. However, in one of the improved scenes from the Special Edition release, Han's reaction to seeing all those stormtroopers is priceless, as he quickly reverses course.
Han affirms his cowboy image when he swoops in to save a depleted Red Squadron during the final attack on the Death Star. He also marks his arrival with a hearty “yahoo!” over the radio and fires at Darth Vader and his wingman, freeing up Luke to take the pivotal shot that wins the day.