There’s been an awakening. No, it’s not the Force. It’s the digital version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which hit streaming platforms today ahead of the home video release on April 5. Now writer/director J.J. Abrams’ newest adventure in the galaxy far, far away can be enjoyed wherever your little heart desires, like on your desktop, smartphone, or tablet. But just in case you don’t have time right now to relive all two glorious hours of The Force Awakens, we figured we’d give you the best moments of each of the movie’s newest characters all in one place. Because this is the Internet, the best (and only) way is in GIF form.
Finn was created out of co-writer Lawrence Kasdan’s suggestion that they should make a stormtrooper, previously an unrelenting faceless enemy, into one of the main characters. Co-writer Michael Arndt recalled to Entertainment Weekly, “We were struggling to figure out who the male lead was going to be. I remember we talked about pirates and merchant marines and all this stuff, and finally Larry [Kasdan] got pissed at all of us and he’s just like, ‘You guys, you’re not thinking big. What if he’s a stormtrooper that ran away?’”