Those who recall the first Superman film starring Christopher Reeve will I am sure remember the scene where he is heartbroken that he could not arrive in time to save Lois Lane from death when she falls into a crevasse, if I recall correctly. So what does he do? He flies around the world at high speed in a direction opposite to the Earth’s rotation and by doing so he reverses the flow of time so that events go backwards and Lois emerges from the depths and he can rescue her. This was laugh-out-loud funny bad science.
One of the nice things about the Star Wars franchise is that it makes no effort at all to pretend that anything in it has any actual basis in science. Everything is so preposterous that one has to believe that it is straight-up magic like what exists in Hogwarts, where the normal rules of science do not apply, except now it has even less consistency. At least in Hogwarts the same spells tend to produce the same results. In Star Wars, the Force is a deus ex machina that changes all the time depending the need of the filmmaker to get out of a plot predicament. To my mind, this makes efforts to look at the physics behind it pointless.
But there is one interesting question that remains in my mind. The films begin with the viewer being told that the events take place a long time ago in a galaxy far away. If so, who are the people that we see? If the narration is from the current time, they cannot be humans because we have not as yet gone to other galaxies and the time taken to get there would mean that these events took place long before modern humans evolved on Earth. Given what we know about how evolution works, it is highly unlikely that an independent evolutionary process in another galaxy would have resulted in organisms so similar to us.
One way out is to assume that the films were made far into our own future so that ‘a long time ago’ would still be in the distant future to us where we had gone to other galaxies.
Just for fun, here is a deliberately cheesy short parody Hardware Wars that came out in 1978, about a year after the release of the first Star Wars film. I recall seeing it in theaters as part of the pre-film shorts for another film. It is actually a pretty good summary of the plot of the entire first film.