Disney Plus: 30 best movies to watch on launch day

FROZEN -When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. (Disney)ELSA
FROZEN -When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. (Disney)ELSA /
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LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 13: (L-R) Riz Ahmed, Felicity Jones and Diego Luna attend the exclusive screening of Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated, first-ever, standalone Star Wars adventure “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at the BFI IMAX on December 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Disney)
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 13: (L-R) Riz Ahmed, Felicity Jones and Diego Luna attend the exclusive screening of Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated, first-ever, standalone Star Wars adventure “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at the BFI IMAX on December 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Disney) /

24. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

A bunch of Star Wars films will be available the day of Disney Plus’s launch, including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. When her mother is killed and her father, Galen Erso is taken, Jyn escapes and is taken in by the rebel, Saw Gerrera.

The next time we see, Jyn, it is thirteen years later, and she is imprisoned in an Imperial labor camp. But she is quickly released when a Rebel Alliance intelligence officer, Cassian Andor, frees her and takes her to Mon Mothma who convinces her to find her father so they can learn more about the Death Star. What Jyn doesn’t know is that Cassian has been secretly told to kill her father when they see him.

Jyn, Cassian, and a reprogrammed imperial droid, K-2AO travel to Jedha to see Gerrera again. With the help of a blind warrior and his friend, they find Saw and he shows Jyn a message from her father about the one place the Death Star is vulnerable.

From there, they head to Eadu where they find Galen and Jyn is reunited with her father, but only for a moment. Their next stop is Scarif which they get to us a stolen Imperial ship. In disguise,  Jyn and Cassian enter the Imperial base to retrieve the schematics for the Death Star. They achieve their mission, but that doesn’t mean they make it out alive.

As a prequel to the original films, this is a pretty good move. The fights are brilliant and the special effects are, of course, amazing. It is Star Wars. It’s always going to look cool if nothing else. But it also provides an interesting story and the actors play well off each other.