Talking About “Man of Steel”
After you see “Man of Steel,” consider taking your kids out for a burger or an ice cream . . . and then talk about the film. Here are some questions (and some tips) that might help you get a conversation going . . .
What are some of the ways that Superman reminds you of Jesus?
Does Clark have a choice about whether or not to fulfill the purpose for which he was sent to Earth? What do you think about your purpose for being here? Do you have choices?
How was Superman’s birth on Krypton different from the other Kryptonians? What consequences did the Kryptonians have to deal with because of the way they propagated their race?
His fellow Kryptonian Faora tells Superman, “You have a sense of morality and we do not. And that gives us an Evolutionary Advantage. And if there's one thing that History teaches us, it’s that Evolution always wins.” Was she right? How does Superman respond?
Do you think if General Zod had defeated Superman, he could have succeeded in establishing a new Krypton? Why or why not?
What were some of your favorite scenes? Least favorite?
The priest tells Superman, “Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith. Then the trust thing comes afterwards.” Do you think Superman heeded his words? What leap of faith did Superman have to take?
What are some of the memorable lines from the movie? Why did they stick in your mind? What were the characters trying to say?
Even after Superman saves humanity, humans are suspicious of him (remember, the Air Force was tracking him with a drone). Why?
Would you recommend “Man of Steel” to friends? If so, why?