Summary of “‘Star Wars’ Plans, Ranked”

As a heist movie, Solo continues the Star Wars franchise’s long-cherished tradition of centering the movies’ final acts on elaborate plans.
The Death Star raid in A New Hope, the battle to destroy the new Death Star in Return of the Jedi, the plan hatched by the Resistance to destroy the Death Star-like Starkiller Base in The Force Awakens-you get the picture; there have been a lot of plans, many of which involve battle stations that can destroy planets.
Not all Star Wars plans are equal-some are low-key genius, and some are astonishingly short-sighted.
In honor of Solo’s release Friday, let’s revisit all of the plans from the Star Wars films over the years-even the small ones!-to determine which of them were somewhat realistic and/or well executed, and which ones probably could’ve used a second opinion.
Destroying the Death Star The Plan, Basically: Destroy the Death Star by nailing the equivalent of a full-court shot while wearing a blindfold; pray the Death Star doesn’t blow up the Rebel Base on Yavin 4 Pros: Wiping out the Empire’s biggest weapon; Luke becomes a Rebel legend; shoot your shot Cons: It all could have gone so terribly wrong.
The Rescue of Obi-Wan on Geonosis The Plan, Basically: Travel to Geonosis from Tatooine; rescue Obi-Wan Kenobi from Count Dooku prior to execution; somehow escape an actively hostile planet of droids and bug-like soldiers Pros: STAR WARS GLADIATOR PIT Cons: Oh, that wasn’t part of the plan?
Dumping R2-D2 on Tatooine The Plan, Basically: Hide the Death Star plans in the droid R2-D2; ship R2-D2 to Tatooine; hope R2-D2 finds Obi-Wan Kenobi, who is the only hope Pros: Meeting Luke Skywalker; “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope” Cons: Logistics; indentured servitude.
As far as Star Wars plans go, this is one of the simplest and most effective.

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