ChildCare Action Project:
Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP)
Entertainment Media Analysis Report
City Slickers II: The Lefend of Curly's Gold (1994)
CAP Score: 57
CAP ID: 0.84
Thomas A. Carder
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While there were no examples of Drugs/Alcohol or Murder/Suicide noted in City Slickers II , the movie failed to have any points left in Impunity/Hate mainly because of the frequent use of offensive language. The move also included Impunity/Hate because of the arrogance and impunity toward parents and the elderly. The Offense to God score suffered painfully due to the use of God's name in vain, including its use with the three/four letter vocabulary. Sex/Homosexuality lost many points due to nudity, masked sexual intercourse, and the cupping of a man's genitals in the hand of another man while sleeping. City Slickers II also inculded lying, obscene gestures, gunpoint control, and talk of beastiality and incest.
Of particular note was a scene of graphic display of a bullet hitting a human. While the "bullet" was a paintball from a staged offensive maneuver, a firearm was discharged at a human who, after feigning being shot, got up and walked away. This scene was particularly unacceptable since it sends the wrong message to impressionable children. People are not likely to get up and walk away after being shot with a firearm. Children have tried what they saw in the movies/TV -- but the child who was shot did not get up and walk away!
The ChildCare Action Project findings for City Slickers II are as follows.
City Slickers II was R-rated material in Impunity/Hate, Sex/Homosexuality, and Offense to God -- at least 50% of the observed material numerically corresponded with the comparative baseline data for R-rated movies! While Wanton Violence/Crime in the movie corresponded to PG material, Drugs/Alcohol and Murder/Suicide corresponded to G-rated material. None of the six Investigation Area scores for City Slickers II corresponded to the PG-13 scores in the comparative baseline data!
Below is the table showing the scoring in each of the Investigation Areas plus the Final Score drawn from the actual CAP Report. In addition, the number of examples per hour of unacceptable material in each of the Investigation Areas is provided.
Additional reviews of this movie may be located at "Movie Review Query Engine at Telerama."
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