Luke is flying a luxury yacht to avoid detection by the Empire on a covert mission. So what's the first thing he does when he comes out of hyperspace? He takes out two TIE fighters with the hidden laser cannon for really sketchy reasons that I'm sure will pay off later. Force ex machina and all that.
I'm finding the first person a little dry and dull so far, but at least I've been treated to the best description of Admiral Ackbar EVER:
I don't know what it is about Ackbar that tends to quash arguments. He has a kind of moist charisma, I guess, that no one wants to challenge.
New favorite phrase: moist charisma