Posting this a) because it is awesome and b) so my mom can show it to her class (school might block YouTube).

I’m amazed at how skilled this little kid is at acting with that HUGE Darth Vader mask on. I mean, you can tell when he’s disappointed, dejected, taken aback, etc. without being able to see his face. That’s impressive. I think my favorite part is either with the doll or him stalking the dog down the hall. The dad’s expression at the end is pretty good, too. Yea for parents who encourage creativity!

Also, how much do you think the licensing cost them for that music? Yikes. (A big thank you to Linnea Sinclair for the heads up on this video.)

3 comments to “Super Bowl Commercial–Darth Vader”

  1. Small Review
    · February 4th, 2011 at 10:14 pm · Link

    Ok, that was really cute. I agree, that little kid did a great job. Thanks for sharing!

  2. katie71483
    · February 6th, 2011 at 12:53 am · Link

    I do love this commercial! My only quibble (and it’s a small one) is that a kid wouldn’t choose to be Darth Vadar. A kid would pick Luke or Han to dress up like. I know it has to be Darth for the commercial to work, but still…

    That little “what!?!?” dance that he does at the end is priceless. You’re right, Stacey. That kid really is a very talented physical actor.

    • Stacey Kade
      · February 6th, 2011 at 2:27 am · Link

      You know, I totally would have agreed with you on the Han or Luke thing. But I have been to writers’ conferences recently where we talked about who we identified with/wanted to be in Star Wars–yes, we are huge nerds–and at least one person I know mentioned wanting to be Darth Vader as a kid because of his cool Force-related powers.

      Still, it’s probably not common! I’d like to say I was progressive as a kid and picked Han Solo, but I wanted so badly to be the kick-ass Princess Leia, gold bikini and all. 🙂

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