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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.
How did Elijah’s single-minded interest in comics, which began when he was a child, distort his perspective of reality? What can we learn about the importance of having a variety of interests in our lives—especially when we are young?
In one scene of this movie, David’s son tries to convince his father that he is invincible, and threatens to shoot his Dad to prove it. While the son believes that this action will cause no harm to his father, could this portrayal of using a firearm and expecting no harmful consequences, be dangerous to some viewers? What kind of respect should be given to firearms? Have there ever been times in your life when you have mistakenly believed you were invincible? (Perhaps these confessions could provide a good discussion with your teens about reckless behaviors… providence… guardian angels?)
Be aware this film will likely bring any fears your children may have over violent crimes or the safety of their home, to the surface. You may want to take the opportunities to talk to them about these topics before 3:00 A.M.