Movie Night: Captain America

Best Use

As a movie night and discussion for parents and teens


Nutritional Value

Meaningful dialogue about character


Advance Preparation

  • Rent or purchase the movie Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Like most PG-13 films, this movie includes inappropriate language and some offensive themes. If you haven’t seen this movie before, check out Parent Guides at IMDB.com or PluggedIn.com. 
  • Make sure your teens aware you plan to have a discussion about the film afterwards. 
  • Pop some popcorn and have the discussion guide ready.

Discussion Questions

  1. How would you describe Steve Rodger’s character and personality? Which scenes showed you his character? How? 
    Possible scenes include: fighting the jerk at the movie theater, trying to sneak into the army, jumping on the “live” grenade, figuring out how to bring down the flag at the flagpole, his response to Dr. Erskine about killing Nazis. 
  2. The super-solder serum, according to Dr. Erskine, amplifies what already existed. What would be amplified in you? 
  3. Dr. Erskine asks Steve Rodgers, “why do you want to kill Nazis?” Steve responds, “I don’t want to kill anyone. I don’t like bullies, no matter where they’re from.”  
  4. What are the bullies around you? How do you handle them? 
  5. Read Philippians 2:3-8 and John 15:13. Why is important for Christians to be willing to give up their life for others? 
  6. What do you think would’ve happened to Steve Rodgers, if he had never joined the army? (How can you be strong even if you don’t have any power?)