Disclaimer: Contains spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. If you haven't yet seen the movie and intend to, you may want to skip over this question.
In the decades since Episodes 4, 5 and 6 of Star Wars were released, Darth Vader has been embraced as a cultural phenomenon, recognizable almost universally across much of the world.
For decades, we've known of and loved his utterly dry if mostly absent sense of humor, his impatience when it comes to those under his command, and his love for choking people. This all came together in one pivotal moment in the latest Star Wars film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,
when Darth Vader, frustrated with Director Krennic, choked him while delivering the amazing line: Don't choke on your ambitions
This scene may be the single best in the entire movie in the eyes of many filmgoers, as it references material across the board from Star Wars canon to provide the kind of tension-releasing moment many fans have been waiting their whole lives for. When I saw it the entire movie theater broke out in uncontrollable laughter. But many viewers also thought it may have gone a touch too far, breaking just a bit too far from what we have come to expect from Darth Vader to provide one small moment of ________.
This type of homage has a name in film. Callback? Reference? I can't remember. Can you?