Films shape our imaginations and beliefs in powerful ways. Movie Night Chats help families drive faith discussions and sharpen critical thinking skills. Each post describes a film you can rent and provides a few starter questions. (Caution: Since some titles include offensive content pre-screen before watching together.) My PODCAST includes editions on the value and process of movie night chats.

Captain America

During World War II most able-bodied American men were volunteering to defend freedom by fighting the Nazis, including Steve Rogers.  But Steve was too small and thin for the armed forces to accept.  Then a scientific experiment turned him into “a new breed of soldier” called Captain America.  With a larger body and super-human strength, Steve Rogers gives the world’s meanest bullies what they deserve.  This sometimes funny, sometimes inspiring action film affirms the priority of being a good man over being a dangerous warrior.   


1.   QUESTION:  Describe Steve Rogers’ life at the beginning of the story.  Would you call him successful?  A failure?  What is the driving desire of his heart?  How does he want to make an impact?  (See "A" below)

2.   QUESTION:   When asked if he wants to kill Nazis Steve says “I don’t want to kill anyone.  I don’t like bullies, no matter where they’re from.”  What does Steve’s response to bullies reveal about his character? (See "B" below)

3.   QUESTION:  Steve’s mentor tells him that the serum amplifies what is already within a man.  What did it say about Steve when he threw himself on a grenade?   (See "C" below)


     A)  Steve Rogers illustrates the courage of many real-life men and women who have been willing to sacrifice their own freedom and safety for others.  Read 2:4-8.   How does Steve’s attitude echo the attitude of Christ as described by the Apostle Paul?   

     B)  Read 2 Timothy 1:7.  Courage in the face of danger honors God and reflects His nature rather than fearful self-preservation. 

     C)  Read John 15:13.  It is when we willingly give our lives for and to others that we reflect great love and noble character. 

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