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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.
The boys in this movie believe professional wrestling is real. Yet the movie (which would have to conform to the WCW’s desires to promote wrestling positively) appears to convey the idea that the sport is pure entertainment with pre-scripted outcomes. What do you think?
Obviously, wrestling is aimed at young audiences (many toys and other licensed items are available that promote wresting). If a child doesn’t understand that trained stunt people perform the wrestling violence they see on TV, what consequences might occur if he or she tries to mimic these “moves” in reality?