This isn't wrong though, because even though he couldn't outrun the explosion, he senses it, fucking hands off Hera into the ship, and instead of hopping up into the gunship and turning around and doing what he did... he gets fucking closer, as though the force is limited range, and does the whole heroic sacrifice shit for no reason. In the time he approached, stopped the blast, Hera approached him, got frozen and flung back, he could have done the same shit to protect them while Sabine got the ship out of the way.
Obviously we have to take it as it is, but that anon isn't wrong about it being badly handled. They could easily have had a chunk of shrapnel damage the gunship so it wouldn't get out of the way in time, needing him to do that push rather than it being him making them leave.
I'll admit, I justed watched it, and nearly teared up (more emotion than the death of Jake Skywalker got from me, which is a fucking shame), but it doesn't hold up to scrutiny. But then it doesn't have to. It's fiction, and in a franchise they are rapidly flushing down the toilet outside Rebels and Kylo Ren, the former of which is ending this season, and the latter who they will probably either kill off or end up being the sole reason I go to see any future trilogies. Damn I'm mad.>>98780366
And this. In the Empire Strikes Back and even much of A New Hope, the Empire seems powerful and scary, and even in ROTJ they seem a credible threat (inb4 Ewoks). Even the First Order seemed pretty competent in TFA. But everywhere else, Rebels as much as I love it being the biggest offender outside TLJ, the Empire/FO are chumps.
You know you can never get on board with the direction they are taking Star Wars when you are expecting Kanan to force ghost to Ezra, and instead feel a massive surge of dissapointment you didn't even realize you could still summon up for a SW product when they go back to this wolf shit. Fucking spirit animals and stargates and space whales man.