When we watched the original Star Wars trilogy recently with our older girls, our toddler watched most of it with us. (We would pause the movie to get her to bed, and then continue watching.) It’s not clear how much she really understood what was going on, but she definitely learned to recognize some of the characters like R2D2 and “Creepio” and Yoda.
And then there’s Darth Vader. When he first appeared on the screen, she started mimicking the sound of his breathing. 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.