Kid Reacts to Empire Strikes Back Reveal


Well if this isn’t the cutest damn thing I’ve seen all day.

I watched the Star Wars trilogy when I was young, very young, and I honestly don’t remember the exact moment I learned that Darth Vader was in fact Luke Skywalker’s father. I just grew up always sort of knowing.

For this kid however, it’s clear from his reaction that this moment will be etched in his memory forever, as I’ve never seen a clearer example on video of someone’s mind being absolutely blown to this degree.

The magic of the movies indeed.

  • Matthias

    Damnit! Now I want to watch it again for the first time too 🙁

  • Cube

    That’s great. I think every kid back in ’80 had the same reaction when ESB came out!

  • Morono

    It’s sort of the same experience for me, because in The Netherlands vader actually means father so it didn’t come as much of a surprise.

  • Russell

    So I am to assume by this, that he didn’t let his kid watch the prequels? Good on him

  • Jim Lahey


    The father could be going through them 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3. Even though the prequels happen earlier chronologically, I still think of them as the last three star wars movies.

  • jaromir

    Haha…I want to say something witty, but that kid expression say’s it all.

  • antoine

    i don’t believe it. doesn’t look genuine.. the daughter looks like shes faking it and the son looks at the camera right away.

  • Jim Lahey


    of course he looks at the camera right away. the son is just looking at his dad like “wtf dad, that’s crazy” because his dad probably told him something awesome was coming up.

  • MattChi


    Agreed. What child wouldn’t look immediately to their parent after getting their mind blown.

  • Roh

    I kinda agree with antoine. It does look fake. The daughter keeps smiling throughout the video in a rather odd way. And the son looks at the cam like “OK dad, now?”

  • Well i got the bluray … all i need know is for my girl to make time so we can watch it together ….

    I think she is sort of …. ignoring it 😀