A scene from the film: Teen Wolf
Themes that are covered in this film clip: Power and Responsibility
Are you familiar with the plot of the movie, Teen Wolf? Here’s a bit of background for you:
An ordinary teenager suddenly becomes an excellent basketball player and a popular student at school. The problem is that his new abilities are the result of becoming a werewolf! It may mean that he has the girl of his dreams and all the friends he could want, but is it worth the price of being so different?
This 1985 film from MGM and United Artists is directed by Rod Daniel, written by Jeph Loeb and Matthew Weisman, and stars Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, and Jerry Levine.
- Do people in your discussion group feel comfortable sharing ideas and opinions?
- Make sure that you establish ground rules that ensure that everyone can speak without the fear of judgment or ridicule.
- What kind of “power” do you think you have? In other words, what special talents or skills make you special and different from other people?”
- Why do some people hide their special “power”? Have you ever done that? Why?
- Why do people sometimes feel ashamed of themselves and their abilities? How do we treat others who are different?
- There is a really, really powerful idea that we have the potential of being stronger than the strongest superhero! None of us can bend steel with our hands. None of us can see through walls, None of us can fly. But we can absolutely destroy someone with just our words! That is a power that can be dangerous if we don’t realize it.
- In some small way, how can you use your “power” to help, rather than hurt, another person?
- What are some ways you can try to include, rather than exclude, people?