Friday, May 6, 2011

Band Aid Spoilers

Out of all of the band-aids available, Sprout picked Star Wars. Upon seeing the bandage, the Bean too became excited and before we knew it the kids both kids suddenly had a host of mysterious owies that needed to be covered.

My kids have not yet seen Star Wars, though they know that such a thing exists.  As the kids were in the other room fetching the box of bandages, I said to WonderWife™, “I wonder if the big surprise of Star Wars will still be a secret by the time the Bean is ready to watch them.”

WonderWife™ cocked her head, gently reminding me of her non-geek nature and therefore her ignorance of what I was referring to.

“You know,” I said, “who Luke’s father really is.”

A few years ago I had a conversation with some colleagues at work who were a decade younger than me, who told me that they grew up always knowing who Darth Vader was in relation to Luke. This is sad, because that moment in Empire is one of the best twists in movie history.

Just then, the Bean noticed that Anikin adorned one of the band-aids.

“Hey it’s Anikin!” he shouted. “He grows up to be Darth Vader!”

WonderWife™ looked at me. “Well, there goes that.”


James (SeattleDad) said...

Yep, that ship has sailed for the little ones. I guess I could always show Lukas them now. He wouldn't know what was coming.

Vancetastic said...

I don't know if that's a spoiler, though. You always know that Anikin grows up to be Darth Vader. In fact, you could say that the Empire spoiler is built into the very fabric of the future Star Wars movies, because if you know Anikin's last name is Skywalker, you know he has a relationship to Luke. So, George Lucas did all the spoiling for you -- yet another thing you (and to a lesser extent, I) can blame him for!

Daddy Geek Boy said...

James...I was hoping that I could possibly shield the Bean from knowing until he saw Empire. But alas.

Vance...In the original Star Wars (I refuse to call it "A New Hope") you didn't know it. You didn't know it until Empire. I plan on showing the Bean the original trilogy first

Yes, Lucas did pretty much take the biggest surprise in the movies and use it as the basis for three movies. But that is another post for another day.