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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Movie Discussion Guide Bible Study
A hero in the making.
Batman Begins has been hailed as the high-water mark for films about superheroes. Everything clicks in this film: the special effects are astounding, the characters are intriguing, the relationships are dynamic, the plot is plausible, the story is epic. A bit too frightening for children, the film rewards adult fans by establishing without a doubt that superheroes are a contemporary mythology that thus fulfills the task of all mythologies: to define reality, to outline ethics, and to inspire nobility. This study looks at the movie s themes of justice, courage, and following our calling.
Discussing the Scenes Bonus Material: DVD Scenes to Watch
--What Is Justice?
(Proverbs 28:21; Micah 6:8; Isaiah 42:1 7)
--Embracing the Call
(Psalm 139:14 16; Matthew 17:1 5; Luke 9:25; 2 Timothy 1:1 7)
--Courage in the Face of Fear
(Esther 4:15 5:8, 7:1 10; Isaiah 43:1 4; Ephesians 6:10 20)
As the Credits Roll
Batman Begins (Warner Bros., 2005), rated PG-13.
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