1 Rose Finn and Rey’s escape
1a That is a good idea, much better than rey somehow boarding the falcon. Good
1b Dont think chewie alone would work, falcon needs someone in the gunner seat to shoot. Unless your suggesting that no one shoots from the falcon. Or… if you really want to put Finn in the gunner seat using footage from force awakens. But youd have to remove him from inside the base & maybe need a shot of him getting on? Its just an idea being thrown out. I dunno.
1c Not much to comment on this. Not really sure how this improves anything?
2 Yes. Should be easy to do? Just add a raising hand in a closeup shot right before the first blast hits.
2b Not sure how this improves anything ether but might be good/needed if events were rearranged.
2c Would be cool but not too fussed on it. Id be happy with him just leaving the island on the falcon & remove him from the shot of him watching the falcon fly away. If he arrived on the x-wing, how would we see him land and get out?
3 Starkiller base
3a. I like the linking of story, sequel trilogy needs it. Jedda is sand, Starkiller is snow though? Am I misunderstanding?
3b Yes to this.
4 Personally, Im thinking of having the falcon being tracked from as soon as they escape jakku and the first order follows them directly to the resistance base. This is where they meet Han, at the base, still a general. This obviously cuts a huge amount of TFA out but cut footage would be re-purposed for somewhere else.
Can I possibly throw out something else I would like to see redone? The whole beginning of TFA. As fun as it is, its completely ridiculous. Coincidence after coincidence. I dont know how to fix it but maybe others might have ideas. BB8 leaves the village, could go in any direction, 360 degrees, happens to meet Rey. Finns first mission happens to also be when they capture Poe. Finn leaves the crash site, could go in any direction, 360 degrees, happens to meet BB8 & Rey. Falcon happens to have been stolen and ends up on the planet and in the village that Reys on. Hans been looking for falcon for years and yet finds it now, when he needs to meet the heroes. Large ship that Han pulls in falcon with is now no longer needed, bad guys happen to show up to force Han to abandon it. Han has a choice to go straight to the resistance, republic or ANY of his friends and yet takes Rey to the lightsaber which he didnt even know was there.
Am I the only one that sees this as just terrible writing? I feel like im missing other coincidences.
Edit: Also, Kylo, knowing the map is in the area, takes Poe to the ship and tortures him, just so that they have to go back down to jakku. Makes no sense and is only done so that Poe and Finn can escape.