11/29(Tue.) Top Gun: Maverick/ To think or not to think?(Host: Morris)

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11/29(Tue.) Top Gun: Maverick/ To think or not to think?(Host: Morris)

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My dear friends,

Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise, is a 2022 American action movie. As of November 6, 2022, it has grossed $1.487 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2022, even thogugh it has not been released in China. It has also grossed more than $22 million in Taiwan, making it no. 7 box office in history. Therefore, I think it is the most popular movie in recent years.

I believe most of you have seen this movie, so I would like to discuss it and some of its concepts or philosophy.
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Session I: Top Gun: Maverick

If you have not seen the movie yet, you may watch this video for reference:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6XG6bx8kGk&t=90s

Questions:
1. How many Tom Cruise’s movies have you seen? Which one do you like/dislike the most? Do you like Tom Cruise? Why or why not?

2. Have you seen Top Gun: Maverick?
1)If no, why not?
2)If yes, why and where did you see it?

3.If you like/dislike the movie, which parts, such as special effect, cast, music, story, aircrafts, do you like/dislike the most?

4. Over the top (OTT) platforms, like Neflix and Disney+, seem to be more cost-effective and easier to watch anytime and anywhere, so they become more and more popular now. Will movie theathers disappear in the future? Why or why not?

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Session II: To think or not to think?

When we were younger as students, we learned to think twice before we act, as follows:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyy5WuRdji0

However, in this movie, Tom Cruise plays a role with a quite different attitude. Being a maverick and “Don’t think, just do it” seem to be the key reasons making him succeed in his missions, as follows:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl0HcLsGw1I&t=131s

Therefore, which attitude on earth is better in our lives?

Questions:
1. Are you a maverick? Why or why not?

2. Do you know any real person similar to Tom Cruise in the movie? How is his/her real life?
Is he/she a successful person?


3.If you are a team leader, do you like your team member similar to Tom Cruise, maverick but talented, in the movie? Why or why not?

4.Do you usually think twice before you act? Do you buy the idea-- Don't think, just do it--from the movie? Why or why not?
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Agenda:
7:00 ~ 7:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
7:10 ~ 7:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
7:50 ~ 8:10pm Summarization (20 mins)
8:10 ~ 8:15pm Regrouping / Taking a 5 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
8:05 ~ 8:45pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
8:45 ~ 8:55pm Summarization (10 mins)
8:55 ~ 9:00pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements

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