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(2006), NR [13-NR*] (32.75min)

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(While the Scriptural references are certainly not subjective, my commentary may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

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(2006), NR [13-NR*] ... forever ready to carry out The Maker's Will

Production (US): TeleStory TOONS, LLC; EMI Christian Music Group
Distribution (US): EMI Christian Music Group
Director(s): Jason Adams
Producer(s): Rob Di Figlia, Chris Waters
Created by: Chris Waters, Tudor Williams
Written by: Jason Adams, Daniel Wang, Chris Waters, Tim Madison, Paul Giacoppo
Animation: Rob Di Figlia
Music: Christopher Stevens, Charles Barth
Film Editing: Jason Adams
Casting: Allyson Bosch
Art Direction: Daniel Wang
Viewed on EMI Christian Music Group DVD

In The Great War, one-third of the angels in Heaven tried but failed to overthrow The Maker (story version of God). A select team of angels, led by Michael (voice of Dave Thomas), was assembled to be The Guardian Force, the Maker's army to watch over the people of Earth, God's crowning Creation in His likeness. Two of the select force of guardian angels are Eli (voice of Justin Moran) and Kira (voice of Nanci Johnson) who are still Anawims, awaiting completion of their training to become full-fledged Guardians. Patrolling in their celestial cruiser know as The Seven, the Guardians watch over Earth. As angels, the Guardian Force are not knowledgeable of the total of the Maker's Plan, but they are forever ready to carry out The Maker's Will.

In this episode, fallen angel Morgan, a.k.a., Morg (voice of Peter Hazel) has abducted Guardian Arianna (voice of M. J. Muldoon). Michael launches a campaign to find and rescue Arianna but has to first visit another fallen angel, Jaza (uncredited). Michael learns Arianna has been taken to the Valkawa Underworld. Morg, an angel who defected to the dark side due to jealousy and consumed by the powers of the Foundation Stone, has overthrown Valkawa by eating Krak (Voice of John Daniels), the leader of the underworld, a demon jester (voice of M. J. Muldoon) and Krak's minion demons. Fortunately, Arianna is rescued by Guardian Paladin (voice of Boris McLardy) just before Morg eats her.

There is much more to the story but I don't want to spoil any more of it. This episode is, as was The Messengers, quite filled with matters of violence. So much so that it, too, earned a R-equivalent score (54 and below out of 100) in Wanton Violence/Crime. Not because of the severity or extremeness of any particular instances of violence but because of the sheer numbers of instances of violence. See our CAP Rule of 1000 publication for more information about this content loading technique. This episode also earned a R-equivalent score in Offense to God (violation of his Word) due to the portrayal of so many demons and their evil mannerisms.

While the matters of violence and violation of His Word are indeed essential to the telling of the story, it is my "job" to let you know about the content before you watch the film that you might be in a better position to make an informed moral decision regarding for which age stratum this film is fit. Please consider inspecting closely the individual content investigation area discussions below and the listings in the Findings section, the heart of the CAP Analysis Model before you decide.

While two of the six CAP content investigation areas found content to be R-equivalent, the other four content investigation areas found applicable content to be either G-equivalent (100 to 87 out of 100) or PG-equivalent (86 to 68 out of 100). Together, the content investigation area scores revealed a final score of 61 which places the content of this episode equivalent to some PG-13 films (67 to 55 out of 100) in the comparative baseline database: a 13-NR*.

As promised, following is a comparative of the first two Angel Wars films analyzed: Episode 3 and The Messengers. Episode 3 is shown on the left because it has an earlier release date than The Messengers:

As each of the two remaining episodes are analyzed this scoring data comparative will be updated. I suspect the caliber of intellect of our readers is such that I do not need to itemize the nuggets of information provided by the comparative shown.


Following are brief discussions of the content per individual content investigation area. As always the Findings section of this report, the heart of the CAP Analysis Model, is the best source for discovering the full accounting of the content of this film.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W) - Zero out of 100
There is no gore in this episode but a demon visibly eating and swallowing characters repeatedly might be (and maybe should be?) disturbing to some ages. In addition, the majority of the film presents battle violence and character deaths plus an abduction and action violence sequences of varying intensity.

Because of the "Heavenly" theme of the story the violence presented in this episode may seem innocuous or "good, clean violence", but it is violence nonetheless. Any violence portrayed in and as entertainment amplifies desensitization to the gravity of violence. God warned us of this so many years ago in, for example, Proverb 16:29 in which He warns that violence can be enticing such as giving the observer a feeling that a character got what s/he deserved (vengeance) and may lead the observer into a way that is not good. A number of centuries later man chimed in on God's warning by four public health agencies reporting that violence in and as entertainment can lead to real life violence and can lead the observer to believe violence is an effective means of settling conflict.

Impudence/Hate (I) - 80 out of 100
There is not one single use of or masking of profanity through the entire 32.75 minutes of the program. There is, however, inciting to defect and defiance of rightful orders. [Rom. 13:13]

Sexual Immorality (S) - 80 out of 100
As with The Messengers the outfits the females wear (and in one case Eli's outfit in this episode) are revealing of the human anatomy form. In addition, human-like posterior nudity is portrayed on demons.

Such ignominy may seem innocuous. If they do it is because of the incessant exposure to them causing us to become desensitized to their evil. God warns us that if the sentence against (consequences for) an evil work, even against wholesome ethics such as displaying sexual anatomy (even clothed), is not quickly carried out, we become hungry for more and more of it and in increasing intensity, indeed to expect it by caving in to its influence. [Eccl. 8:11] God calls such teases and enticements "delicacies" to which we must not let our hearts be drawn. [Ps. 141:4] The dissonance created by men creating such "delicacies" which violate His Word and our submission to them even though we know that by His Word we must not is an example of an element of the Spiritual war we live with every day. Though we have to live with it, we do not have to submit to it.

Drugs/Alcohol (D) - 100 out of 100
There was found not one example of any form of portrayal of possession, dealing in or consumption of illegal drugs, of any form of tobacco and no abuse of prescription dugs.

Offense to God (O) - 29 out of 100
Also as with The Messengers demons and their evil are portrayed throughout the film. Also portrayed in this episode is lust for power, angel defection to the dark side due to jealousy [Rom. 13:13], an image of evil threat to mankind and crystal ball visions [Eccl. 8:7].

Murder/Suicide (M) - 80 out of 100
One character willingly commits suicide rather than humble himself to a rescuer.



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  • Prov. 16:29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. [The issue is the violence, the 'way that is not good' no matter how "small" or "fantasy" or "justified" the violence might seem, and its "leading" effect on the observer. "A violent man" can be any character of any age, any gender, human or not in the act of committing (demonstrating in the case of entertainment) violent behavior/action whether for good or evil OR the violent behaviors/actions themselves. Such exposure can and does embolden the viewer into aggression, especially youth. It took years for the American professional health community to finally affirm, probably without knowing it, that which God told us in 1 Cor. 15:33 below. See also Joint Statement on the Impact of Entertainment Violence on Children: Congressional Public Health Summit for more information. Their findings include:
    --> Children who see a lot of violence are more likely to view violence as an effective way of settling conflicts. Children exposed to violence are more likely to assume the acts of violence are acceptable behavior.
    --> Viewing violence can lead to emotional desensitization towards violence in real life. It can decease the likelihood that one will take action on behalf of a victim when violence occurs.
    --> Entertainment violence feeds a perception that the world is a violent and mean place. Viewing violence increases fear of becoming a victim of violence, with a resultant increase in self-protective behavior and a mistrust of others.
    --> Viewing violence may lead to real life violence. Children exposed to violent programming at a young age have a higher tendency for violent and aggressive behavior later in life than children who are not so exposed.
    Further, God speaks darkly of violence 56 times in the Old and New Testament of the KJV.]
  • Rom. 13:13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.
  • Eccl. 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. [When men (such as filmmakers) can continue to demonstrate sins ("evil work") such as violence, filthy communications and sexually immoral acts in and as entertainment, they will continue to do so with impunity and desire to do more and we as viewers will desire more and more of it with increased intensity. And likewise the more they do the more we get it and thus the more we want it when no consequences are made obvious. -- Ps. 12:8]
  • Ps. 141:4 Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let me not eat of their delicacies.
  • Eccl. 8:7 For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?

    Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry

  • Jer. 37:9 - 10 This is what the LORD says: Do not deceive yourselves, thinking, 'The Babylonians [the destroyers from within] will surely leave us.' They will not! Even if you were to defeat the entire Babylonian army that is attacking you and only wounded men were left in their tents, they would come out and burn this city down. [The "destroyers form within" do not have to be army warriors. They can be the ones who destroy through corruption of moral standards as well, such as filmmakers who perpetuate desensitization against wholesome standards. They aren't going anywhere, folks. Not until Jesus comes again.]
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend what is vile, embrace it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it.]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 Be not deceived: evil [kakov: of a bad nature, not such as it ought to be] communications corrupt good manners.
  • Rom. 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
  • Jude 1:4 For there are certain men* crept in unawares [secretly slipped in among us], who were before of old ordained to this condemnation [whose condemnation was written about long ago], ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness [a license for immorality], and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
  • Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Offend: skandalizo {skan-dal-id'-zo} - scandalize, to entice to sin. And remember, mom/dad, "little ones" is mikros, meaning less by birth; younger. All of your children are younger than you and less by birth than you. So, "little ones" includes at-home teens.]
  • Ps. 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me [let no sin rule over me].
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. ["Evil" includes all things that are sinful.]


    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
    (The objective heart of the CAP Analysis Model, independent of and insulated from the Summary / Commentary section.)

    Angel Wars: Guardian Force, Episode 3, Grace and Glory (2006) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W) - Zero out of 100
  • explosion enveloping a character in flames
  • abduction with bondage, repeated views
  • boiling an animal alive
  • skeletal remains, many
  • blade threat to throat, repeatedly
  • arena violence, repeatedly, including one killing
  • a character consuming other characters, repeatedly
  • weapon battle
  • character death, repeatedly
  • attempted murder by axe, repeatedly
  • lengthy battle sequence
  • aerial battle with character deaths
  • sword fighting, repeatedly
  • action violence sequences of varying intensities

    Impudence/Hate (I) - 80 out of 100
  • inciting to defect
  • defiance of orders

    Sexual Immorality (S) - 80 out of 100
  • posterior character nudity, multiple
  • attire revealing human anatomy, occasionally

    Drugs/Alcohol (D) - 100 out of 100
  • none noted

    Offense to God (O) - 29 out of 100
  • demons throughout
  • lust for power
  • defection to the dark side due to jealousy
  • image of evil threat to mankind
  • crystal ball visions

    Murder/Suicide (M) - 80 out of 100
  • suicide

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    There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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