Talk to your kids about…
Note:The original title of Seven Samurai was Shichinin no samurai
Kambei scolds one of the samurai telling him, “He who thinks only about himself will be destroyed.” Why is teamwork so important in their mission? How is this kind of teamwork reflected in more current movies based on a similar theme?
How does Kambei approach conflict differently than some of the younger samurai? What has his life experience taught him? Why are the rules for the samurai so strict? What has made the villagers wary of the samurai, even though they want their protection?
Why do the samurai accept Kikuchiyo (Toshiro Mifune) into their band even though he is often silly or mischievous? What value does he bring to the group? What skills, talents or traits do you have that would benefit others?
Learn more about the samurai, who were a military caste that held great power in the country.