Monday, December 14, 2015

Lawyer - Han Solo Had a Legal Right to Shoot Greedo First

The most egregious change in the Special Edition version of the Star Wars trilogy is making Greedo shoot first before being blasted into oblivion by Han Solo. George Lucas has a whole philosophy on why he made the change, but most fans are on the opposing side, and so is the law.

A lawyer recently tossed up a post at a law blog that says Han was fully justified in shooting Greedo first, essentially proving that there’s no reason to frown upon the smuggler for shooting the bounty hunter first. Since Greedo intended to kill Han Solo at the cantina anyway and that Han didn’t really have ample opportunity to retreat from the dangerous situation, well, Greedo had it coming.