Disney Plus is now live in many parts of the world. If you are a Star Wars fan, there’s good news: you can stream every feature film in the space fantasy series with a Disney Plus subscription. Now, all of the Star Wars movies are on the service. But which Disney Plus Star Wars movies are the best?
The best Disney Plus Star Wars movies
1. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
George Lucas might have thought he was making a kids movie when he thought up Star Wars. In the end, the release of this film in 1977 transcended all genres and ages. At its core, this is a space fantasy tale of a farm boy, Luke Skywalker, who dreamed of leaving his home for adventure.
Lucas’ original film has humor, action, and suspense. It also had visual effects that were years ahead of every other sci-fi movie, which made this tale of galactic conflict even more real to an audience.
This version of A New Hope is the 1997 Special Edition version with unwanted and distracting new effects and sequences. Despite this and the new Macklunkey edit of the Han Solo-Greedo shootout, it’s still an all-time classic.
2. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
The Empire Strikes Back was the most highly anticipated movie sequel ever released at the time. The 1980 film, directed by Irvin Kershner, still has some memorable sequences. These include the battle on the ice world Hoth and Luke’s first direct battle with Darth Vader, which concludes with maybe one of the biggest plot twists in movie history. It’s also the first time audiences were introduced to Lando Calrissian and Yoda.
It’s also got a pretty bleak ending for a space fantasy movie. All of these features and more made The Empire Strikes Back stand out, and it’s easily one of the best Star Wars movies on Disney Plus.
Again, this is the Special Edition version of the movie, although this time, the new visual effects are not quite as annoying.
3. Star Wars Episode V: Return of the Jedi
The third and final movie in the original Star Wars trilogy didn’t have quite the impact that the first two films did. However, the 1983 release, directed by Richard Marquand, still wrapped up the storyline very successfully. It also introduced us to Jabba the Hutt and the first full appearance of the Emperor, the true antagonist of the trilogy. We also got an epic lightsaber duel between Luke and Vader, a massive space battle, and a swashbuckling fight on a sail barge. There’s also the battle on the Endor moon that involves the small and furry Ewoks, which many have mixed feelings about.
We will point out that this is the Special Edition version of Return of the Jedi. There are some new visuals and an entire music video in Jabba’s palace, and most importantly, some added scenes in the finale.
4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
With this 2016 release, we finally get to see some of the untold backstories behind the Star Wars universe in a live-action film. This is a grittier version of the space opera franchise, featuring a cast of characters that come together to secure the Empire’s first Death Star plans. That includes Jyn Erso, the daughter of the man who designed the spherical space station. We also get to see Darth Vader as we have never seen him before — as a truly powerful agent of the Emperor. It all concludes in a huge battle in space and on the planet Scarif. Rogue One is the kind of Star Wars movie we want to see more of after the Skywalker Saga is complete.
5. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Disney bought LucasFilm in 2012. Three years later, fans finally got what they wanted for so long: an official continuation of the saga that showed the events following the end of Return of the Jedi. Co-writer and director J.J. Abrams created a movie that added new characters to the mix, including the mysterious Rey and a cute new droid named BB-8. We also got some returning favorites, including an aged but still quick-witted Han Solo and his companion, Chewbacca. Many critics have since felt that this film was basically a remake of A New Hope. For our money, there were just enough new plot twists and character development to make this film stand out. That includes the death of a beloved character, so bring your tissues.
6. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
The second part of the new trilogy has definitely generated some debate among Star Wars fans. Writer-director Rian Johnson definitely took the film in directions most fans didn’t see coming. For our part, The Last Jedi is uneven but still has some of the best scenes in the sequel trilogy. Oh, and the tissues will need to come back again.
7. Solo: A Star Wars Story
Star Wars has a rich history of alluding to events without fully explaining them — look no further than Obi-Wan mentioning the Clone Wars in A New Hope. On the other hand, the franchise also tends to overexplain the backstories of characters and events, whether fans are clamoring for that information or not. Solo: A Star Wars Story falls in the latter category, but it actually delivers a swashbuckling adventure that many Star Wars fans can appreciate.
In this prequel film, we learn how Han Solo got his name, met the lovable Chewbacca and the smooth Lando Calrissian, and even how he got his DL-44 blaster. Keeping an open mind is the key to enjoying this film.
8. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
This is easily the best film in the prequel Star Wars trilogy. The 2005 film was the first Star Wars movie to be rated PG-13, and it shows. It gets into more mature subject matter as the final plans of the Sith manifest themselves. We also get perhaps the best lightsaber battle of all time between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. The movie still suffers from too many digital effects for some people’s taste, but it’s an overall good movie nonetheless.
8. Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker marks the epic conclusion to the Skywalker Saga. The film follows Rey — who is now a Jedi-in-training — as well as Finn, Poe, Chewbacca, C-3PO, BB-8, and newcomer D-O as they unravel the mystery behind Darth Sidious’ Final Order. This all happens while Supreme Leader Kylo Ren chases our protagonists around the galaxy.
While The Rise of Skywalker has some of the best individual moments in the entire Star Wars movie franchise, many points of the movie feel rushed. Granted, there were many loose ends to tie up with this film, and many criticize director J.J. Abrams for introducing more questions than he answered.
9. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace has something for all age groups. Younger audiences love Jar Jar Binks and Anakin Skywalker’s first adventures through the galaxy. Older viewers no doubt get more out of the political turmoil and war that’s slowly engulfing the galaxy. And we don’t care what galaxy you’re from; the epic lightsaber battle between Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Qui-Gon Jinn is hard to beat.
The Phantom Menace has its charm but is ultimately too inconsistent for many viewers. There are some slapstick comedy beats that are 100% geared toward children. However, the movie also suffers from political rambling and a convoluted storyline that many people are still confused about today.
10. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Attack of the Clones introduces us to Hayden Christensen as the older Anakin Skywalker. His performance may be stilted, but it fits the overall style of the movie. It’s a bit hard to understand why Natalie Portman’s Padmé Amidala would fall for the guy, even if he is a Jedi. Attack of the Clones still has some nice sequences, including a final battle between the clones and the droid army. We also get to see Christopher Lee for the first time as Count Dooku, who is excellent in this role.
Honorable mention Disney Plus Star Wars movie: Empire of Dreams
For true fans of the original Star Wars trilogy, this two-and-a-half-hour documentary is a must-watch. Made in 2004, it goes into heavy details on the making of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. It also has lots of behind-the-scenes footage and new interviews with the cast and crew of the movies.
New leaked renders show the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Lite 5G in pink
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Tab S7 Lite soon in three variants – Wi-Fi only (SM-T730), 4G (SM-T735), and 5G (SM-T736B/SM-T736N). Last month, leaked renders of the 5G model showed us the Tab S7 Lite in Black color. Now a few more images have surfaced, which show the tablet in a Pink shade along with an S-Pen stylus and Book Cover in a matching color.
The renders reveal the Book Cover will have two S-Pen holsters – one on the inside and the other carved near the dual camera unit. You can also notice the power key and volume rocker on the right-side frame of the Galaxy Tab S7 Lite 5G, with the USB-C port and speaker located at the bottom. There’s also a selfie camera on the right bezel.
The Galaxy Tab S7 Lite 5G won’t come in Black and Pink colors only. One of the leaked pictures tells us the tablet will have a total of five color options.
While there’s no word from Samsung about the Galaxy Tab S7 Lite yet, reliable tipster Roland Quandt claims there’s “no such thing as a Galaxy Tab S7 Lite”. The tablet will be actually called the Galaxy Tab S7+ Lite.
We don’t know Samsung’s rationale behind putting “+” and “Lite” in the same name, but considering the Korean conglomerate’s past record of naming its devices, we aren’t surprised.
Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G With Snapdragon 750G SoC Tipped to Debut Soon
Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G is tipped to be launched with a 5G-supporting Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC soon. Although the smartphone is yet to receive an official confirmation, an image suggesting its existence has emerged on social media. Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G is speculated to have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC. It may also come with a 120Hz AMOLED display that was one of the USPs of its 4G variant that debuted in India alongside Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max in March.
Tipster Abhishek Yadav tweeted the image suggesting the development of Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G. The promo image is available in Spanish language, indicating that the new phone might arrive first in Spain. Also, the design appearing on the image looks quite similar to the regular Redmi Note 10 Pro variant. There could be a new hardware internally, though.
The tipster said that Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G could come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC. The promo image also has Qualcomm’s branding. However, Xiaomi has not yet provided any specific details through its official social media channels.
Gadgets 360 was not able to independently verify the reported details about Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G.
Xiaomi has been rumoured to launch the Redmi Note 10 Pro in a 5G model for some time. The phone allegedly appeared on multiple certification websites including the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) one in January. The company, however, launched its 4G model instead in March. Xiaomi also announced a 5G variant of Redmi Note 10 in the US and European markets in March that starts at $199 (roughly Rs. 14,700) for the 6GB + 64GB storage variant.
In India, the 4G variant of Redmi Note 10 Pro starts at Rs. 15,999. The phone includes features such as a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) Super AMOLED display and a quad rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor. It also has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC and includes up to 8GB RAM as well as up to 128GB of onboard storage.
Details about the arrival of the Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G are yet to be revealed by Xiaomi. However, the Chinese company is launching the Redmi Note 10S in India on May 13 as its newest model in the Redmi Note 10 series. That model is already available in some global markets and is not likely to come to the Indian market with 5G support.
Is Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer Releasing Today?
Stranger Things season 4 might get a new trailer on Thursday, May 6, if a cryptic new video from the Netflix series’ official YouTube channel is to be believed. The video, titled “HNL Control Room” — HNL stands for Hawkins National Laboratory — doesn’t show much except a bunch of TV screens that briefly switch from static to display ever more cryptic teasers featuring a playroom, a chessboard, and a blood-coated Magic 8-Ball. But it’s the accompanying description that hints at something more.
“Due to technical difficulties, Hawkins National Laboratory will be closed until further notice. We will be back in service tomorrow at 9:00 AM ET,” the description for the new Stranger Things HNL Control Room YouTube video reads. Given the video was published Wednesday, it suggests that we should expect something on Thursday, May 6 at 6:30pm IST / 2pm BST / 6am PT. With Stranger Things season 4 back in production since September last year, a new trailer could definitely be on the cards.
We have already had the one teaser, all the way back in February last year before COVID-19 ripped through the world and brought a halt to Stranger Things season 4 filming in mid-March. Production then resumed in late September and the series’ stars were spotted in several locations across October and until late January. At the end of March, actor Gaten Matarazzo said that filming was far from over. Co-star Finn Wolfhard had previously said that season 4 wouldn’t be out before 2022.
In that interview, Wolfhard also teased what to expect from Stranger Things season 4: “Every season it gets darker. With season 3 I was like, ‘This is the darkest season that there’ll ever be, like the exploding rats and everything.’ But really, season 4 so far, it’s the darkest season there’s ever been. Every year, it gets amped up. Every year it gets funnier and darker and sadder, and everything.”
Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy noted that the COVID-19 delays allowed the creators, the Duffer brothers, to finish writing all episodes before they began filming: “The pandemic definitely massively delayed shooting and therefore the launch of our current season 4. But it impacted very positively by allowing the Duffer brothers, for the first time ever, to write the entire season before we shoot it and to have time to rewrite in a way that they rarely had before so the quality of these screenplays are exceptional, maybe better than ever.”
In addition to Matarazzo and Wolfhard, Stranger Things season 4 also stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Kerry, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Cara Buono, Brett Gelman, Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco, Joseph Quinn, and Matthew Modine.
Stranger Things season 4 is expected in 2022. A trailer might drop Thursday.
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