Thursday’s Thoughts

Posted: March 28, 2013 by Josh Kwasny in Thursday's Thoughts
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It’s Thursday again! Time for some questions and comments to take with you to the theater…

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G.I Joe: Retaliation – “The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence” (IMDB.com).

1. Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson (I prefer “The Rock”), and all the CGI you can handle. One question…who isn’t gonna see this? Maybe your grandma? Unless she’s awesome!

2. As with all “good vs. evil” films, how will G.I. Joe: Retaliation depict good and evil? Is it black and white? How much gray is there?

3. Action films like this bring up questions of violence. How is violence depicted? Is it only used when necessary?

4. Is knowing really half the battle?

MV5BMjMwNDg1MTAzNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTk5ODI3OA@@._V1_SX214_The Host – “When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world” (IMDB.com).

1. “Love conquers all” is a key theme in this story. What kind of love does Stephenie Meyer think conquers all?

2. “Choose to Believe. Choose to Fight. Choose to Love.” The power of the human will (individual choice) seems to be highlighted in this story. What are we to think about that?

3. The battle between Melanie and the “Soul” (alien) invading her is an interesting concept. How is this similar and different than the Christian’s battle with his or her sin nature?

MV5BMTg3MzExNjU1N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzk0ODU5OA@@._V1_SX214_Tyler Perry’s Temptation – “An ambitious married woman’s temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life” (IMDB.com).

1. How does Judith’s temptation reflect the “forbidden woman” in Proverbs 5? (Obviously he’s is dude in this film.)

2. One of the tacts of the seducer is to question the fact that Judith has “only been with one man.” The idea of compatibility is a big deal today. Many believe that you need to “be with” a lot of people to be sure that you marry the right one. What do you think about this? What does this film have to say?

3. What does this film teach about commitment and the fidelity of marriage?

4. In the trailer we read, “Imagine if you could feel something more.” What is the role of “feelings” in a relationship? How important are our feelings??

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