Saturday, November 05, 2011

The Big Reveal

I've probably blogged at some point about how I was in line for The Empire Strikes Back the day after it opened and some idiot spoiled the surprise at the end for me.

Luckily, kids aren't born knowing (spoiler) that Darth Vader is Luke's father. Here's a video of a four-year-old learning the awful truth.



A lot of the comments claim the whole thing is fake. I have no idea. He may be aware of the camera, but that doesn't mean it's a set-up.

10 Comments:

Blogger New England Guy said...

Was it really a spoiler then? The people I saw it with at the time insisted it was just Darth Vader being evil and messing with the boy's head. Its much more a big reveal now that we know how it all worked out.

I think he screwed up on the reveal of identity of Darth Sidious and the future emperor in the second trilogy too. Tou only knew it was a reveal by reading the press outside of the movie

4:38 AM, November 05, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Empire is a shocker no matter how you take it. Anyway, look inside yourself and you know it's true.

All the stuff with the emperor, on the other hand, was obvious.

6:43 AM, November 05, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm. Both kids looked at the camera and the girl had a big expression too.

Unless it's a Clever Hans thing where dad's leg was shaking, it looks like a set up.

9:51 AM, November 05, 2011  
Blogger New England Guy said...

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6:44 AM, November 06, 2011  
Blogger New England Guy said...

Just fixing a typo....


Anon #1- If by "obvious" you mean "dramatically deficient," I agree

6:47 AM, November 06, 2011  
Blogger New England Guy said...

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6:47 AM, November 06, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come I'm never able to remove a post by author?

8:24 AM, November 06, 2011  
Anonymous Lawrence King said...

That has to be fake.

My nephew was at least a year older than this kid when he first watched it, and he found the whole thing mysterious. He clearly had no idea how someone's father could be a stranger. Unless a four-year-old has already heard stories of someone who didn't know who their father was until late in life, the whole thing really makes no sense.

Also, a kid his age may not even realize that Darth is a human being in a suit. We have all been suspending disbelief on that issue for so long that we have forgotten how implausible that is. This guy needs full body armor, including a mask that completely obscures every part of his face -- he wears sunglasses indoors, for Pete's sake! -- and some kind of mechanical lung apparatus to breathe? That's far more technology than Christopher Reeve ever needed. Maybe someone could need that, if his body was completely falling apart. But Darth never seems even slightly weak, or winded, or exhausted -- which makes his need of this apparatus simply unbelievable. Unless you've been suspending disbelief for most of your life, as I have.

5:37 PM, November 06, 2011  
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