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Sample Questions for Discussion
About the movie:
Who is the hero?
What is the hero's desire? His/her needs?
Who is the opponent?
What is the hero's plan?
What are the conflicts and the finale?
What insight does the hero gain?
What is the new equilibrium?
What distinctive (noticeable, obvious) features of American [or other] culture are presented in this movie? What experiences have you had with these aspects of American [or other] culture?
What scenes or aspects of this movie would probably raise questions for your family or disturb them? Please explain.
Is there someone in this movie whom you admire? If so, why?
Is there someone in this movie whom you dislike? If so, why?
What virtues (good qualities or values for life) are encouraged by this movie?
Is good rewarded and evil punished? If not, do you think the movie should show good rewarded and evil punished? Please explain. (How do you know what is good and what is evil?)
About the Bible or theology:
What key questions does this movie raise?
How do we think about these questions?
What do Scripture, theology, and church tradition say about these questions?
What Bible stories or passages say something similar to what the movie is saying?
How are the two stories similar and how are they different?
What Bible narratives tell stories that disagree with the film, its worldview, or its outcomes?