Great Job, Internet!: Watch Darth Vader crack a bunch of shitty dad jokes
The Star Wars movies are a lot of things, but they are not, by and large, funny. Han Solo is of course rich with great one-liners, but many of the trilogy’s attempts at physical comedy or witty asides come across as corny, ham-fisted, or childish. This is part of the appeal, adding a sense of wholesomeness to the whole affair.
Still, Darth Vader’s pun in Rogue One struck many as off-base. While doing his classic “choke you with his mind” hand move, he told Orson Krennic, “Be careful not to choke on your aspirations.” Would Darth Vader, that chilly icon of evil built around a shattered heart, still find room in his brain for low-rent wordplay? Apparently.
Nerdist has extrapolated that moment throughout the ensuing trilogy, creating an image of Darth Vader as a cornball on a camping trip, tossing off knee-slappers that no one, not even he …