‘May the Force be With You’

The box office force was with the new “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” over the weekend, as the new movie shattered box office records. The hype has been building for months with many movie-goers reserving tickets in advance. Some fans of the Star Wars franchise were cautiously optimistic about the new film, give the disappointment they experienced with the prequel trilogy released between 1999 and 2005. Talk with young adults about their Star Wars memories and any connections they see between the storyline and the biblical heroes in the Bible:

  • If you’ve seen the new Star Wars movie, what did you think? (No spoilers, please.) If you haven’t seen it, do you plan to? What are you looking forward to?
  • What memories from childhood do you associate with Star Wars?
  • When you think about the hero narrative of Star Wars, and the movie’s other characters as well, are you reminded of any biblical characters? If so, which ones?