X-Men Apocalypse

Title: X-Men Apocalypse

Series Identifier: n/a

Format: Movie

Genre:

  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Superheroes

Conversation Topic:

  • Family
  • Feeling alone
  • Finding Oneself/Identity Development
  • Leadership
  • Making new friends
  • Problem Solving
  • Resilience
  • Revenge
  • Standing up for others
  • Strong female role models
  • Standing up for oneself
  • Working with others

Relatable Experience:

  • Coming of age/Getting older
  • Death
  • Disability
  • Fear/Anxiety
  • Foster Care/Adoption
  • Trauma

Insights:

  • Mystique’s role as a reluctant hero/inspiration to others is a possible conversation starter.
  • Magneto’s experience of trying to do the right thing and still being punished is a possible conversation starter.
  • Magneto’s destruction of Auschwitz could be an empowering moment for those with a history connected to the Holocaust.
  • Quicksilver being afraid of telling Magneto that he is his son. Possible conversation starter regarding family and finding estranged parents.
  • Being a “freak in a school of freaks.” Possible conversation starter.
  • Magneto’s strong reaction to the death of his family as an example of one way of grieving, or how someone might feel on the inside, knowing that they can’t act on it.

Anecdotes:

  • My wife (who is Jewish) had a very strong, cathartic reaction to watching Magneto tearing down Auschwitz.

Link to Content: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men%3A_Apocalypse