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Star Wars The Bad Batch Review: A Few Flaws Aside, the Spinoff Animated Series Sets the Course Right for Itself (LatestLY Exclusive)

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Star Wars The Bad Batch Review: Star Wars’ new spinoff series on Disney+ (Hotstar) has a not-so-enviable task of following the much acclaimed and popular The Mandalorian. It helps that The Bad Batch is an animated series, and therefore, can’t exactly be on the same yardstick as a live-action spectacle when it comes to the making. However, when it comes to creating a really good first impression, The Bad Batch‘s first episode (created by Dave Filoni) called Aftermath doesn’t always hit the mark, but is decent enough. Star Wars: The Bad Batch to Premiere on Disney+ Hotstar From May 4!

Star Wars The Bad Batch starts in the timeline where the finale of Revenge of the Sith is set. The title refers Clone Force 99, a group of five genetically engineered clones who are different from the rest of the clones employed for the Republic. Their ‘defects’ allow them to think and operate independently which sets course for their actions later on when the Republic falls and the Empire rises.

The Bad Batch, consisting of Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Crosshair and Echo, are first sent to save a Jedi and her Padawan, . At that moment, that infamous broadcast of Order 66 is given, leading to the clones killing the Jedis everywhere and giving way to Palpatine’s Empire. That sets the ball for Hunter and his group, as they see conflict both within themselves and also when it comes to following orders as to whom to save and whom to kill.

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Just FYI, The Batch Batch is more of a spinoff series for animated series The Clone Wars; the title reveal is more than proof of that, as name ‘The Clone Wars’ burns its way out to show ‘The Bad Batch’ (leaving me confused for a moment as to if I had clicked on the wrong show). So for a better understanding of the show and most of its characters and the lore, do check out The Clone Wars series, which is quite enjoyable if you are a great Star Wars fan.

For the first episode, The Bad Batch may have not got a fantastic start, but it does a nice job of setting up where the events are headed to. The primary problem with the series is that you don’t really root for the protagonists, save for the fact that they are, well, the protagonists. Save to some extent for Hunter and the deceptive Crosshair, the other Clone 99 mates aren’t as developed. Wrecker even comes off as annoying. Hopefully the episodes ahead do a better job of developing them better as characters. Star Wars Day: From A New Hope to The Rise of Skywalker, the Chronological Order to Binge-Watch Major SW Movies as Per Timeline.

Another issue I like to point is that while the animation looks to be improved from The Clone Wars, the ‘expressions’ on the faces aren’t always convincing.

Apart from these issues, I found the first episode of The Bad Batch quite interesting and living upto the Force of Star Wars. There are some nice moments in between, especially a simulation test for Clone 99 batch that turns deadly. Even the opening sequence is quite good. Familiar faces from the movies like Moff Tarkin, Emperor Palpatine, Saw Gerrera also drop in to keep things rolling.

Yay!

– Off to a Decent Start

Nay!

– Not As Impressive As Compared to the Previous Offering

Final Thoughts

The first episode of The Bad Batch might not take off on an -shattering note, but it is nonetheless a harmless start that can be lapped up by Star Wars geeks. Star Wars The Bad Batch is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 04, 2021 09:38 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Radhe Review: Salman Khan-Disha Patani’s Action Film Gets Mixed Reactions From Netizens (View Tweets)

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Radhe: Will Salman Khan’s Hybrid Release Plan for His Film Change Bollywood’s Box Office Game?

While promoting Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, megastar Salman Khan had promised his fans of a full-time entertainer like all his movies. He had said that the film is full-on entertainment, has good music, superb action and a very good plot. His statement was finally put to test today as Radhe finally made it to the and to OTT platforms for his fans to enjoy. The film which also stars Disha Patani is getting mixed reactions from the audience. Radhe Song Dil De Diya Out! Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez Steal Your Heart With Their Sizzling Dance Moves.

It has not been very long since the film released on OTT platform and theatres, but Twitter has been flooded with reviews about the film. While many said that Radhe is a blockbuster, many called it torture. While a section on Twitter is loving the action sequence and Salman Khan and Disha Patani’s chemistry, another section is disappointed with the screenwriting and forced action.

Check Out What People Have To Say About The Film:

Power-Packed

Amazing Direction

Master Class Performance

Blockbuster

Bad CGI

Unbearable Torture

Earlier Salman Khan requested his fans to say no to privacy. In a video for Radhe, he is seen saying, “It takes the hard work of several people to make one film and it hurts a lot when some take the route of piracy to watch the final product.”

“I want a commitment from all of you that you will enjoy films on the right platform. So this Eid we want a commitment from the audience – no piracy in entertainment,” he added. Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai – Salman Khan Requests Audiences to Say No to Piracy as His Film on Eid.

Alongside Salman and Disha, Radhe also stars Jackie Shroff and Randeep Hooda in a pivotal role. The movie is presented by Salman Khan films in association with . The movie has released in over 40 countries, including a theatrical release in major overseas markets on May 13, 2021, on the occasion of Eid. The film will be available on ZEE5 with ZEE’s pay-per-view service ZEEPlex on the Zee5 OTT platform and all leading DTH operators.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 13, 2021 11:12 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Salman Khan Urges Fans to Say No to Piracy, Says ‘Enjoy Radhe on the Right Platform’ (Watch Video)

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Salman Khan Urges Fans to Say No to Piracy, Says ‘Enjoy Radhe on the Right Platform’ (Watch Video)

Mumbai, May 13: Ahead of the release of “Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai“, superstar Salman Khan on Wednesday made an appeal to his fans to shun piracy and watch his much-awaited film on the right platform. Radhe: Salman Khan and Disha Patani’s Film Trailer Leads To Funny Memes and Jokes Online!

The action-drama was initially scheduled to arrive in cinema halls but due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, the makers decided to release

Radhe” on DTH services, OTT platform and in select theatres on May 13 on the Eid festival. “No piracy in Entertainment. .. #Radhe,” Khan captioned a short video on social media.

It takes the hard work of several people to make one film and it hurts a lot when some take the route of piracy to watch the final product, said the 55-year-old actor in the clip. Radhe Song Seeti Maar: Salman Khan And Disha Patani Feature In A Terribly Choreographed Version Of Allu Arjun’s Hit Number From DJ.

“I want a commitment from all of you that you will enjoy films on the right platform. So this Eid we want a commitment from the audience – no piracy in entertainment,” he added.

Directed by Prabhudheva, “Radhe” also features Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff, Randeep Hooda, and Gautam Gulati. It is presented by Salman Khan Films in association with ZEE Studios. The movie is produced by Salma Khan, Sohail Khan and Reel Life Production Pvt Limited.

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Sunny Leone Birthday Special: From Aahat to Mega Scorpions, 4 ‘Scream Queen’ Movie Appearances of the Diva You Surely Missed! (LatestLY Exclusive)

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Sunny Leone Birthday Special: From Aahat to Mega Scorpions, 4 ‘Scream Queen’ Movie Appearances of the Diva You Surely Missed! (LatestLY Exclusive)

The incredibly beautiful Sunny Leone is an actress, a philanthropist, a working mother, and a movie producer. She started her an actress in porn industry, and then thanks to a stint in a season of Bigg Boss, Sunny, originally named Karenjit Kaur Vohra, found mainstream acceptance in Bollywood, getting to play the main lead in Pooja Bhatt’s Jism 2. The movie was a big success, and Sunny Leone went on to deliver a bigger hit in Ragini MMS 2. Sunny Leone Birthday Special: These Cute Family Pictures Of the Actress With Daniel, Nisha, Noah and Asher Are Frame-worthy!

Now you might remember Ragini MMS 2 for the “Baby ” song and its horrex (“horror+”) formula. This was also Sunny Leone’s first horror film, thus making her a legit Scream Queen, later appearing as a cameo in the sequel series Ragini MMS Returns. But this franchise is not her only horror quotient.

On the occasion of Sunny Leone’s birthday, we look at her more obscure Scream Queen appearances that you probably missed!

Aahat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9whgcLbEkA

Do you remember Sunny Leone appearing in a special episode of the SET show Aahat? She played an actress named Leila who finds herself stalked by a Freddy Krueger like entity in the reboot take of the horror series. Sunny Leone Birthday Special: A Versatile Style Capsule of Her Chic, Glamorous and Ethno-Cool Moments From Homegrown Labels!

I Eat Your Skin

This 2019 Australian horror film feels more like a movie shot on hand-held camera with some very bad acting. Here’s what the IMDB premise reads for the film – “A group of international photographers journey to photograph a rare bird in the Philippines. When one of them finds a corpse clutching a strange talisman, he becomes host to a vengeful spirit and begins to prey on his fellow travelers.” But there is an even bizarre story about this. This movie is a recycled version of an old adult movie of the actress called Black Shama, that was made even before Leone entered Bollywood!

Pirate’s Blood

An Indo-American production, this horror adventure thriller has a mix of Indian and American actors, and is about a vengeful pirate’s ghost and a treasure trail. Sunny Leone is one of the treasure seekers, and the movie sees her getting stripped a couple of times, trying to seduce her disinterested and then killed by a zombie.

Mega Scorpions

A pretty B-grade creature flick the genre which we usually watch downing a few beers, Mega Scorpions is about a bunch of scorpions who grow monstrously big and kill a bunch of humans. Sunny Leone appears towards the rear end of the film, in the epilogue and she doesn’t last really long. Credited in IMDB as ‘Hot Tub Hussy’, her brief appearance involves appearing in a towel, disrobing herself to appear and then get killed brutally by a scorpion.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 13, 2021 10:11 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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