Are There Really People Who Don\’t Know Who Darth Vader Is?

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With The Force Awakens out of the way, it’s starting to become apparently that certain media outlets are going to roast Rogue One over hot coals just for some juicy clickbait. We’ve already seen people complaining that they’re not excited for Rogue One, and the latest salvo in the growing Rogue One negativity is a piece from The Hollywood Reporter who complains about a Star Wars movie using Star Wars vehicles and settings.

Really hammering home the stupidity is this comment about the trailer:

(The Vader reveal is especially amusing if considered from the point of view of someone who doesn’t know whom Darth Vader is: It’s someone in a helmet … breathing heavily!)

Seriously, is there anyone within the exposure distance of the Rogue One trailer who doesn’t know who Darth Vader is? Even my nephew, who didn’t see any Star Wars movie until after he was five, knew who Darth Vader was before ever seeing one of the movies.

Vader has been voted the greatest movie villain numerous times, so it’s hard to believe anyone who knows what Star Wars is doesn’t know who Darth Vader is. Even if they never actually watched the movie, it’s pretty hard to go through life without at least seeing a picture of Darth Vader somewhere.

Sadly I fear this Hollywood Reporter article is just going to be the first of many. Since Rogue One isn’t a traditional Star Wars Episode with Jedi and the Skywalker family, it seems to be “safe” for people to attack and want to see bomb. Much like the media seems to be out to torpedo any movie that DC Films produces simply because it isn’t Marvel, Rogue One is going to get the brunt of the hate for not being Star Wars Episode VIII.

Thankfully Star Wars fans can see past stupid articles like one that claims people don’t know who Darth Vader is…