Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
With nearly universal acclaim from the critics and a box office take that rivals the GDP of a small country, there’s no question that the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a blockbuster hit. That being said, any movie – no matter how successful – will never please everyone and even the best movies are bound to have a few flaws (just look up your favorite movie on IMDb and find the “Goofs” section). Heck, we named Star Wars: The Force Awakens as one of the best movies of 2015, and even we felt it had a few problems.
However, one issue even we missed was Leia’s so-called “Chewie diss” after Han Solo’s death at the hands of Kylo Ren. In case you also missed the scene in question, here’s what happened: After Han Solo’s death, Rey, Finn, and Chewbacca escape from Starkiller Base and return to the Resistance stronghold on D’Qar. There they are greeted by General Leia Organa, who is understandably devastated by the murder of Solo. However, instead of sharing her grief with Chewbacca (Han Solo’s best friend and co-pilot), she instead hugs Rey, a person who — at this point in the saga — is a complete stranger to her. Damn! What gives Leia? Could this be another example of Leia’s prejudice against hirsute life forms? (In case you’ve forgotten, check out the clip below.) Or was Leia’s hug a subtle signal that Rey is a Skywalker?