In The Last Jedi, one major issue for some Star Wars fans was the way Leia used the Force to save herself when her ship's bridge was destroyed. It was clearly meant to be a powerful moment, but it ended up looking a little hokey. There's also no "official" canon to support Leia using the Force in this way. Given Carrie Fisher's untimely death in December 2016, some fans felt Leia should have died in this scene, providing an easy exit for her character. However, it's understandable that director Rian Johnson didn't want to cut any of Fisher's scenes in her final Star Wars movie.
Instead, a small rewrite for Kylo Ren might have fixed most of the problems with this scene. While piloting his TIE Silencer in an attack run on the Resistance flagship, Kylo was ultimately unable to pull the trigger on his mother. What if this moment of weakness extended a few moments longer? Kylo sees Leia sucked into the cold vacuum of space and impulsively reaches out, using the Force to save her. He then turns his fighter around, the anger and disgust with himself clear on his face. Fisher's original scene could have stayed, but instead it would look like she was reaching out for salvation—for herself and her son—instead of using the Force. This would have eliminated many of the criticisms about the scene, while also adding another layer of complexity and conflict to Kylo's character and his relationship with his mother.