ChildCare Action Project:
Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP)

Entertainment Media Analysis Report

The Flintstones (1994)
CAP Score: 83
CAP ID: 0.31

Thomas A. Carder
CAP President

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The Flintstones was a delightfully funnny movie about the personification of the famous TV cartoon series. Unfortunately, several examples of unacceptable material reduced the wholesome family value of an otherwise good movie. Wanton Violence/Crime suffered due to the relative success of a criminal, physical violence, kidnapping, and threat of harm to children. There was none of the usual PG-style impunity from adolescents toward their parents but Impuity/Hate lost points due to cheating, language(1), and hateful relationships. Sex/Homosexuality suffered deeply due to the ever-present attempt of the movie industry to increase the threshold of sexual acceptabilty by strategiacally placing frequent sexual inappropriateness of dress and action. There was only one case of unacceptable material in each of Drugs/Alcohol (consumption of what was likely to be alcoholic beverage), Offense to God (euphemisms of God's name in vain)(1), and Murder/Suicide (lynching with intent to hang, noose around neck was visible).

The ChildCare Action Project findings for The Flintstones are as follows.

The Flintstones CAP Thermometers
In accordance with the comparative baseline data, The Flintstones was equivalent to R material in Sex/Homosexuality. It was equivalent to PG material in Wanton Violence/Crime. The movie was G material in Impunity/Hate, Drugs/Alcohol, Offense to God, and Murder/Suicide.

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.

The Flintstones CAP Scorecard

(1) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary is incorporated into the Impunity/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name in vain with and without the three/four letter word vocabulary is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area.

As noted in CAP Special Report-0001, "Investigation Area Scoring and Trend," Impunity/Hate was the strongest presence in all four movie classifications. I pray you will find time to read Special Report-0001. It has a strong revelation about the entertainment media.

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

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