Even though Darth Vader isn’t very nice to Princess Leia, young fans still love him and his theme song.
It’s no surprise that kids love Star Wars long before they can ride a bike or explain the philosophical differences between the light and dark side of the Force.
When I was just a wee lass, I fell in love with “Star Wars” before I ever saw the movie, after luckily finding a Chewbacca action figure in the dirt.
You can see a little kid’s fondness for a galaxy far, far away in their reactions to seeing a Star Wars movie trailer for the first time or when they dress up as Darth Vader and Princess Leia to battle over a cupcake.
Some us are even fascinated by the Force before we’re out of the crib, as demonstrated by this video uploaded by proud Star Wars dad Jonathan Liu. He caught his 2-year-old daughter singing the “Imperial March” after waking up from her nap.
In the video, which was picked up by the family’s baby monitor, you can hear and see the toddler humming John Williams’ famous score that served as Darth Vader’s imposing theme.
Liu, who also happens to be a writer for the Geek Dad blog, wrote about his excitement when his youngest daughter began to show an interest in Star Wars, and specifically in the dark side of the Force.
When Vader first appeared on the screen, “she started mimicking the sound of his breathing,” Liu wrote on Geek Dad. “When the ‘Imperial March’ started playing, she stood up and danced!
“Lately, she keeps asking us to sing the ‘Star Wars’ song — sometimes she means the theme song, but quite often what she really wants to hear is Darth Vader’s theme instead,” he said. “Yesterday, I caught her on the baby monitor after she woke up from her nap, singing to herself.”
The Dark Lord of the Sith would be most impressed.