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October 3, 2011


Little Kid Learns Vader Is Luke’s Father and Reminds Us Why Star Wars is Great

Posted by on Oct 3, 2011

Here at NNAR, a lot of us are jaded as hell about Star Wars, and wish George Lucas would just go away. And we think that we’re pretty representative of the Star Wars community as a whole. But every once in a while, a day comes when something reminds us why we became so passionate about the whole thing in the first place. Today is one of those days. Watch a four-year-old boy experience the mind-blowing amazingness of Star Wars in a way that we cynical types have long forgotten about, courtesy of io9,  after the jump.

I never experienced this moment. It’s a sad truth, but even when I first watched Star Wars, I already knew [Spoiler Alert] that Vader was Luke’s father. So I never had my perceptions shattered and my heart wrenched out by that revelation. I would literally pay millions of dollars to be able to go back in time and experience this moment properly.

But you know what? Watching this kid, four-year-old Faris, have that experience in such a sincere and expressive way almost makes up for that.

Thank you, youtube user bashthemonkey. Thank you for posting this video of your son, and giving me back a stolen part of my childhood.

  • Elizabeth Hagerty

    i really really enjoyed this.  like a lot.