13. Really? Was there no previous order Finn had ever refused to execute? Was the slaughter on Jakku actually the first naughty thing the First Order had ever required of him?
Yes. It really was. This is unforgivable, how?
14. Finn is an ex-janitor who goes AWOL from a Stormtrooper force numbering in the tens of thousands. Yet he is absolutely convinced, despite being someone of no importance whatsoever to the First Order, that he will be chased across the galaxy for having defected. Apparently, there’s a premium on janitors in this quadrant of the Galaxy. Sure, Finn killed some people during his escape, but doesn’t the First Order emphasize with every tactical decision it makes that it considers its soldiers thoroughly expendable, and don’t they quite obviously have much bigger fish to fry during the events of The Force Awakens than to worry about Finn? Why wouldn’t this be obvious to him?
So, as I mentioned earlier, Finn was not a janitor. He worked in sanitation. He was not pushing a cart emptying waste bins. Please don’t call the first major black actor to play a lead role in the franchise a janitor.
This is why I use the same preamble in these articles suggesting you were doing other things besides watching the movie. The First Order wasn’t endlessly pursuing Finn because he defected. They were endlessly pursuing him because he defected, and took the droid carrying the map to Luke Skywalker with him. They had an APB out on him and Rey, and later Han, Chewie and the Falcon, because they were the last known people to have been seen with the “one-of-kind” BB unit they wanted. Which is why he wanted to go somewhere far from the conflict they were about to participate in. I don’t see how you enjoyed this movie, missing so many crucial plot points.