Talk to your kids about…
The Last Stand
Why kinds of criminals are popular in action movies today? Have you noticed a change in who the “bad guys” are now versus a decade (or longer) ago?
How do movies like The Last Stand justify the use of violence? With current debates about the regulation of guns in the United States, how might a movie like this influence people’s opinions? Do you think it would make them more supportive of restrictive gun laws or less so? How do our own experiences color how we interpret a movie?
Even though none of the scenes in this movie take place in Mexico, how is that country depicted? How would you feel about this movie if you were a Mexican citizen?
Find out how politics has affected Arnold Schwarzenegger’s acting career here: http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/15/arnold-schwarzenegger-im-a-better-actor-now/