All I hear from other fans is how cool and awesome and badass Han Solo is. He is deified as one of the greatest and coolest characters in cinema and yet...upon further reflection on ANH, his premiere film...he's actually kinda whiny and a little annoying and messes up more than he helps. Think about it. He almost gets himself killed by Greedo, getting cornered and only surviving thanks to Greedos ineptitude of not making him put his hands on the table. He just barely gets them out of Mos Eisley and takes a long time to jump to light speed despite his constant boasting. Han not letting that Tie Fighter go as Obi Wan advises is why the end up being tractored in by the Death Star in the first place. Han wants to just go out all guns blazing but it is Obi Wan who concocts the plan to sneak into the control room using stromtroooper disguises. Han complains and bashes Obi Wan as a damn old fool the whole way. Han blasts the whole place making it incredible the whole station doesn't know they are there as Luke points out. Han arrogantly says brings them on and whines about staying put until an opportunity to actually do something comes up and he cowardly insists not to help save Leia. He only complies for money and then blames it on Luke whenever he doubts it will work even though he agreed to it. Next he stupidly blasts the intercom instead of making up an operating number to stall them like Luke did with 1138 and this is why they are cornered by stromtroooers and nearly die. Of course he blames it on Luke. Leia comes up with jumping into the garbage chute which was their only option and he stupidly claims he had everything under control. Luke is the one who contacts 3PO and R2 who shut down the compactor. Then Han goes all sexist and says they might make it if not for anymore female advice. Han dumbly rushes a bunch of stormtroopers and nearly gets himself killed. Han denies the Falcon has a homing beacon on his ship leading the Death Star to Yavin and then cowardly leaves with his reward. The only things he actually accomplishes are just barely getting Like and Obi off Tatooine, shooting two Ties in the escape from the Death Star and returning just in the nick of time to shoot at Vader and save Luke. Did he even deserve that medal??