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Deep Blue Sea (1999), (R)
CAP Score: 43
CAP Influence Density: 1.35
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*Deep Blue Sea* (R) -- and quivering body parts.

Lots of shark attacks and human mutilation, if that is your cup o' tea. And most of the "R" features -- the most foul of the foul words, God's name in vain both with and without the four letter expletive, and the usual dumping of the three/four letter word vocabulary.

Scientists created smart sharks. And the sharks started using the new smarts to get to the humans. And when they got to a human ....... well, suffice it to say that dogs show more manners when they eat. Tooth action and swallowing were bold. Crimson waters did not cloud the viewing of the eating action as they sometimes do in older shark attack movies. These sharks were even able to leap out of the water to snatch their man. And they were smart enough to throw a man on a stretcher at the observation glass to break it for access to the humans. They were vicious enough to eat their own kind, too. This movie relied heavily on terror by anticipation of horror, too. Lots of startling events and sudden viewings with explosive presentation. Other ignominy included drinking an alcoholic beverage for relief, disaster terror, drowning death, and sexual innuendo and talk.

So many of our visitors seem to be relying only on this Summary/Commentary for a full accounting of the subject movie. This is not possible. For the best representation of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie, visit the Findings/Scoring section below.

FINDINGS / SCORING: Deep Blue Sea (1999) CAP Thermometers

NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below are likely.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • multiple graphic shark attacks with consumption, amputation, and other mutilations of humans
  • shark consumption of another shark
  • severe weather terror
  • explosively startling programming
  • stark insane terror
  • continuous threat
  • inflicting self injury
  • impalement injury

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • 3 uses of the most foul of the foul words
  • 34 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • urinating in the open

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • necking
  • adult underwear, wet and dry
  • sexual comments, innuendo
  • talk of sex toy

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • booze
  • drinking

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • 3 uses of God's name in vain with the four letter expletive and 3 uses without it
  • a foul mouth "pastor" mixing vulgar talk with the Scriptures

    Murder/Suicide (M)(3):
  • none noted

    (1) As noted in CAP Special Report-001, "Investigation Area and Scoring Trend," of the six CAP Investigation Areas, Impudence/Hate was the strongest presence in all four movie classifications. It has a strong revelation about the entertainment media.

    (2) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary without God's name in vain is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the four letter expletive is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication. As required of the Holy Scriptures, unless God's name is used with reverence to His glory and praise, its use is considered in vain.

    (3) Only portrayal of successful murder or suicide are incorporated into Murder/Suicide. Portrayal of attempts to commit murder or suicide and deaths by police action or war are incorporated into Wanton Violence/Crime.

    Additional reviews of this movie may be located at "Movie Review Query Engine at Telerama."

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