We know that for many fans, the Star Wars prequels are completely forgettable movies — bastardized add-ons to a beloved sci-fi trilogy that only existed to make millions of dollars for the studios. But at some point, if you are a real Star Wars fan, you’re going to have to sit down and watch them, for the sake of completion.
Unless you’re the five-year-old son of Natalie Portman, who actually starred in the three films as Padme Amidala, aka Darth Vadar’s wife, aka Luke and Leia Skywalker’s mother. On a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Portman says that she hasn’t shown her son the prequels yet, even though he is a huge fan of Star Wars in general.
“He has not them, but he knows about it, of course. It’s kind of a shame because you know when I made it, I was like, ‘This is going to be the coolest thing, one day when I have kids, I can show them.’ And boys of course are obsessed with it and know all about it before they’ve seen it. Then I realized: I die in the movies. I feel like it’s kind of a scary thing to show your kid.”
We can think of some other reasons not to show your kid Episodes I through III — they suck.