ChildCare Action Project:
Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP)
Entertainment Media Analysis Report
Jurassic Park (1993)
CAP Score: 65
CAP ID: 0.64
Thomas A. Carder
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Jurassic Park lost heavily in the area of Wanton Violence/Crime, particularly toward children. Specific examples of threats of death by being eaten by graphically realistic beasts saturate the majority of the show. Two instances of animals feeding on humans were also expensive to the Wanton Violence/Crime Score. Foul language, seemingly typical of PG-13 movies, pulled down the Impunity/Hate score of Jurassic Park(1). While foul language was present in the movie, so was the use of God's name in vain(2). No occurrences of Murder/Suicide or of Drugs/Alcohol were noted. Jurassic Park could have as well been titled "The Legs and Other Anatomy of Laura Dern." Of particular offense in the Sex/Homosexuality Investigation Area was inappropriate touching of a minor child by an adult. There is no need for any male actor, adult or otherwise, to touch the chest or groin area of a preteen girl, even in the name of Hollywood-style rescue -- this was not real life, it was a movie. Neither is there ever any need to reveal such a large portion of a preteen girl's breast as was seen twice in Jurassic Park
The ChildCare Action Project findings for Jurassic Park are as follows.
In accordance with the comparative baseline data, Jurassic Park was equivalent to R material in Wanton Violence/Crime and Sex/Homosexuality. It was equivalent to PG-13 material in Offense to God. Jurassic Park was equivalent to PG movies in Impunity/Hate. The movie was G material in Drugs/Alcohol 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.
(1) 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.
(2) 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.
Additional reviews of this movie may be located at "Movie Review Query Engine at Telerama."
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