So then why have a motor to push bombs downward? It seems like a one-or-the-other situation to me. When a ship explodes, the bombs go every direction that is not downward. It seems "cheap," just like a lot of nitpicks about the movie. I usually wouldn't waste too much time on something as insignificant as this, but I happen to be a nerd, so here we go... https://i.stack.imgur.com/pZMR3.png So the artificial gravity holds the person in their seat. The bombadier was not in a seat nor anywhere near a seat nor where she was supposed to be situated on the ship. The pilot, though somehow came out of the pilot's seat and wound up displaced onto the floor of the cockpit. Just from a logical standpoint, it doesn't make that much sense, but it's a nitpick, yet, if you try to find an answer by purchasing these visual dictionaries and encyclopediae associated with the films (the above was from the TFA Incredible Cross Sections book), you just get into these really esoteric little factoids and stuff that totally don't support what you see in the films. So long range ships need special force disrupters in order to make the jump to light speed without liquifying the people on board...ok, what about short range ships, like the one depicted? Say that antigravity technology is just cheap enough that every ship has it - that'd be fine, but that's not what these supplimentary books say, they say "The gravitoactive constituents of these devices are subnuclear knots of spacetime made in enormous unmanned power refineries encompassing black holes." Whatever, it's Star Wars, right? Well, yeah, but the irritating thing is the wishy-washiness of it all. The gravity works when it's convenient for the storytellers, but then sometimes it doesn't work, like in the infamous scene with Leia. Why wasn't there gravity then? Either have gravity or not. If you have it for some weird scenes, okay, I can ignore it, but then when you do other weird scenes, there is not gravity pulling stuff toward the ship, and that's when I have a problem. "Do or do not." It's a nitpick, I agree, but there were just so many in this film that I felt annoyed by all of them. The OT has plenty of stuff that's just as goofy, but it all ends up paying off. Everything in Ep IV falls so perfectly and coincidentally into place in the plot so that the Rebels can destroy the Death Star, but it gets pulled off, crippling the Empire. In Ep V, it seems like a logical place the Rebellion would be in following those cirumstances. In Ep VI, the Rebllion completely destroys the Empire, so, end of story. Ep VII seemed to have undone some of the story from Ep VI and now Ep VIII seems to be ignoring a lot of what happened in Ep VII as well as the OT, so the overall feeling I get is that whatever happens in one movie doesn't really affect anything that happens in other movies, and that's definitely not a good place to be in with a franchise with this many films.