But Baze? Seriously? All I know about him is he is the cool guy with the big gun…literally that is all we are given.
Han wasn’t a fantastic, complex character in Star Wars, and yet he worked there. Of course, the context is different (SW is a pastiche and a well made “B-movie”, while R1 is darker and more serious), but sometimes all you need is a cool guy with a big gun, and in that way Baze works despite his very little screentime. I also think his few lines were really enjoyable and funny. He could have been given more scenes and more importance in the movie, but his personality and actions are good.