10 MAJOR Plot Holes In The Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

9. The Millennium Falcon's Fuel

Star Wars Plot Holes
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Seeing the Millennium Falcon fire up and escape from Jakku in The Force Awakens is one of the most breathtaking set pieces of the most recent Star Wars trilogy. Still, there's one huge plot hole in amongst all of this.

The audience is led to believe that the Falcon has been left to rot in the desert land of Jakku, with the old girl now merely a big ol' hunk of junk that's long since passed its best days - which makes it all the more head-scratching that Rey, Finn, and BB-8 power up this most legendary of vessels and use it to outrun the nefarious First Order.

If, as we've been told, the Falcon has indeed spent years or even decades in the dusty and coarse landscape of Jakku, surely it would take just a little while longer to get her back up and running - if it was even possible to get her working whatsoever.

Added to that, just how is there fuel still in the Millennium Falcon when we're reintroduced to the ship in The Force Awakens? Even if the Falcon happened to be dumped with a full tank of fuel, that fuel would've dried up and evaporated way before Rey, Finn, and BB-8 stumble across this bird that once did the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs.

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