Movie Discussion – Sneakers



The Questions:

Level One (Observation)

What was you favorite scene?

Who was your favorite character in the movie? Why?

This movie has been called the “Seven Samurai with nerds” because each character is distinct in their own way.  If you could define a main character in one word what word would you choose for whom?

Was the black box like the sword of Damocles for the Sneakers? How?

Level Two (Abstraction)

Did the Sneakers do the right thing in the end (removing the chip)? Wouldn’t that start the whole thing over again?

Was Liz “used” by the Sneakers or was she willing to cooperate in their schemes? In the same vein how many “innocent” people were used in the film?

How did the characters past influence (haunt) their actions?

How many people were hurt in Cosmo’s search for power/ the Sneaker’s bargaining chip? Was it worth it?

Level Three (Personalization)

If the black box was real, what would you use it for? (“Trust me Frodo; I would use the box for good…”)

Would the world be better or worse like if there were no more secrets? Is absolute equality that bad?

What is better the revealing of all secrets like Cosmo or the confronting of the personal past like Bishop? Why?

Should the world’s problems be solved by a “flip of a switch” by some person or group?

Are secrets bad/ good?


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