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This is how ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ should’ve ended

'A dramatic entrance? We don't have time for that!'


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 10, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 6:01 am CDT

Star Wars fans finally get to see what The Force Awakens would look like with every “plot hole” resolved.

While The Force Awakens still holds up two months after its release, some fans continue to gripe about the smaller aspects of the film—some which will likely be answered in later films. Instead of focusing on one particular plot point, the folks over at How It Should Have Ended animated as many alternate endings and criticisms as they could think of into a five-minute video.

Between Snoke just being Gollum in more control, Captain Phasma’s decision to lower the shields on Starkiller Base (which should really just be called Death Star Three), the tension between two key characters at the end of the movie, and a scene cut almost straight out of Raiders of the Lost Ark, things may have gone both smoother and completely off the rails. But it’s the climactic scene’s reworking that punches the hardest. There may have been a little less heartbreak had it occurred that way.

Screengrab via How It Should Have Ended/YouTube

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*First Published: Feb 10, 2016, 10:49 am CST