Some 6-12 post-viewing questions for this weekend or next week:
More, including a spoiler-free mini-review at Connect The Pop: http://bit.ly/K1yMRx
I encourage everyone to follow Peter's link to the "more" on his blog. I particularly liked:
Theme: How does each of the characters, good and bad, personify a different take on issues such as loyalty, the nature of heroism, and the role of violence in both the personal and public spheres?
With that focus, I think I could tie it in with Hamlet!
Thanks much, Alan. I try to address movies every week on the blog -- have done media literacy pieces on Hunger Games, Chimpanzee, etc. (And today I just made another Avengers related post.) Also, if you're interested in The Avengers generally, in how it connects to the idea of "wonder" in the cinema, I wrote this Twitch piece... which has turned out to be enormously popular for some reason (there are a lot of us geeks out there, I guess): http://bit.ly/KBuVrl
I think these questions could be used for many texts. I'm thinking of some of the sitcoms with ensemble casts like Malcolm in the Middle.
Thanks -- and I think you're right; in fact, this list of questions is probably too generic for its own good. That's because I was trying to do a spoiler-free review of the film at the same time, which is not the smartest strategy. Anyway, today I have a much more Avenger-specific post up but since it's media literacy-flavored I'm going to post in that group.