« on: February 20, 2016, 02:43 PM »
Aren't coincidences the hallmark of the entire series? Heck, if those two gunners on the star destroy blew up R2's escape pod like they were suppose to there wouldn't be a story.
It's not coincidence and it's not plot holes.
This reminds me of how someone I know was bitching about Rey being good at everything, and my reaction was basically that that's why she's the hero of the story and that there's a reason we don't make Star Wars movies that feature restaurant owners on Coruscant serving food to space tourists or cab drivers on Corellia taking people around some random city.
Besides, if various characters don't cross paths or end up in certain situations then there's no story. It isn't called the Force, it's called suspension of disbelief and it's sort of required for almost any big exciting tale to be told. Anyone who wants to pick huge epic action / sci-fi story that's being told in about 2 hours apart can do so with relative ease, but that doesn't make it a good use of their time.