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(2006), NR [13-NR*] (89min)
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August 25, 2012
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(While the Scriptural references are certainly not subjective, my commentary may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary.

(2006), NR [13-NR*] ... squarely in the scoring range earned by PG-13 films

Production (US):; AFFIRMFILMS, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, a Signal Hill Pictures Production, a Wes Llewellyn Film
Distribution (US):
Director(s): Wes Llewellyn
Producer(s): Kevin Downes, David A. R. White, Bobby Downes, Brad Heller, Andrea Logan White, Wes Llewellyn , Amanda Llewellyn, Rick Lowitzki, Fran Lowitzki
Written by: Amanda Llewellyn
Cinematography/Camera: Todd Baron
Music: Timothy Williams
Vocals by: Tata Vega
Film Editing: Mike Wech, Wes Llewellyn
Production Design: Keleigh Ferguson
Art Direction: Jason Richards
Viewed on Sony Home Entertainment DVD

In The Moment After of 1999 the Rapture happened and the Tribulation began. Thousands disappeared locally. Millions nationally. Uncounted world-wide. FBI Agents Adam Riley (David A. R. White) and Charles Baker (Kevin Downes) have been investigating 632 of the thousands of local disappearances.

A one-world government has taken over life as the last two countries of the world surrender to the Global Alliance. Riley has come to have faith in God and is labeled a religious extremist and domestic terrorist, is convicted of treason and is scheduled for execution. On his way to his execution Riley escapes by the efforts of resistance fighters rescuing cohort convicts Howey (Jason Brock), a resistance leader, and Rex (Christopher Greer). Refusing to go with his fellow escapees and the resistance fighters Riley is now afoot alone and in desolate country, miles from anywhere.

Riley eventually finds a rundown residence and broke in to find food and water for survival. Riley is caught in the act, fortunately by a fellow believer who leads Riley to one of a number of "clusters" of believers hiding in the remote country from the Global forces.

Some time earlier Riley's FBI partner Charles Baker had resigned from the FBI but is reactivated by the sadistic Col. Fredericks of the Global police to infiltrate a certain cluster to locate Riley and bring him in. Baker initially refuses to help Fredericks but Fredericks has a choke hold on Baker -- Baker's wife is in prison for refusing the mark of the beast and Fredericks uses that advantage to extort Baker into doing his biding.

That is the basis for the rest of the film. There is much more to the sometimes complex plot and story but I am not going to spoil any more of it.

Much of what I reveal to you in this report is indeed necessary and integral to the story and plot but necessity does not excuse negative influence. It is your call to make whether the influences are acceptable for your children. Further, though the entire story is about what might be expected during the Tribulation and is not real, a bad influence does not have to be real to influence badly.

The Moment After II: The Awakening is not rated (NR). By the CAP Analysis Model it earned a final score of 60 which places it squarely in the scoring range earned by PG-13 films (55 to 67 out of 100) in the comparative baseline database.

For your convenience, to the left is a scoring comparative between the two versions of The Moment After. By scanning the scoring comparative one can easily discern the content concentrations present in the 2006 version. Except for Sexual Immorality (S) content everything in the 2006 version is more coarse than in the 1999 version.

Please be sure to inspect closely the individual content investigation area discussions below.

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
The Moment After II: The Awakening is indeed a violent film with Hollywood-style gunfire harm to people. The filmmakers dipped deeply into the violence cauldron for this Christian film, probably because God warns us that life during the Tribulation will be very ugly. Nonetheless, the violence content of this film is indeed equivalent to many R-rated films. The number of violence/crime line items in the Findings/Scoring section is far too many to try and summarize here. Please look to the listing for a full accounting of the violence/crime content of this film. I will, however, take the space to remind our readers of God's Word about violence.

God speaks darkly of violence more than 50 times from the Old Testament to the New Testament. One verse in particular puts it all rather succinctly. Proverb. 16:29. In Proverb 16:29 God warns that violence is enticing: that it is "catching"; that it can lead one into the path that is not good. In addition, man has plagiarized God's Word by four professional public health agencies
Impudence/Hate (I) - 81 out of 100
There is not one use of profanity in the entire 89 minutes of the program. There are, however, a number of matters of impudence and/or hatred to evaporate almost 20% of the starting 100 points in this investigation area. Some of those matters of impudence and/or hatred include lying and treachery.

God is adamant about lying. So much so He warns that the [unforgiven] liar will not make it through the gates of Heaven. [Rev. 21:8] He further warns that we are to have nothing to do with the treacherous. [2 Tim. 3:1 - 5]

Sexual Immorality (S) - 100 out of 100
There is nothing in this film which is applicable to this content investigation area.

Drugs/Alcohol (D) - 89 out of 100
The only matter of content applicable to this investigation area was the number of appearances of an unlit cigar. Smoking (though the cigar was never lit) is abuse of the body, which is not our own. [1 Cor. 6:19 - 20]

Offense to God (O) - 14 out of 100
As with the content revealed by the Wanton Violence/Crime content investigation area, the content revealed by the Offense to God investigation area is enough to be equivalent to the same in some R-rated features, not because of using God's name in vain (which happens only once and then without the four letter expletive) but due to so many matters such as mockery of the Scriptures repeatedly, demon possession, an unholy resurrection, portrayal of accepting the mark of the beast as a prosperous act and script content such as "Your God's dead" and "Your God is a myth."

Murder/Suicide (M) - 70 out of 100
There are four cold and brutal gunfire murders in this film.



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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.]
  • Rev. 21:8 But the [unforgiven] fearful [deilos {di-los'}; timid, cowardly], and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers [sexually immoral], and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
  • 2 Tim. 3:1 - 5 (NIV) But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God - having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
  • 1 Cor. 6:19 - 20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

    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.)

    The Moment After: The Awakening (2006) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W) - Zero out of 100
  • firearms to control/threaten, repeatedly
  • physical assault, repeatedly
  • bloody lip after assault
  • firearm threat and arrest for not having the mark
  • reckless endangerment in traffic
  • police action violence
  • firearm threat, repeatedly, including to the face
  • gunfire killing
  • gunfire injury in the chest - collateral injury
  • emergency medical services with blood
  • cardiac arrest with revival due to gunfire injury
  • extortion to force performance with health of wife as leverage
  • physical assault, repeatedly
  • breaking and entering with trespassing
  • petty theft for survival
  • pursuit to assault
  • beating, repeatedly
  • threat to kill
  • hit to the face
  • massive firearms for assault
  • dead bodies, repeatedly
  • infiltration to destroy
  • long fight sequence with actions that would kill
  • gunfire to intimidate
  • gunfire assault with injury
  • defensive killing, two

    Impudence/Hate (I) - 81 out of 100
  • lies
  • massive tattoos
  • treachery to steal

    Sexual Immorality (S) - 100 out of 100
  • none noted

    Drugs/Alcohol (D) - 89 out of 100
  • cigar, repeatedly

    Offense to God (O) - 14 out of 100
  • one use of God's name in vain but without the four letter expletive
  • portrayal that accepting the mark of the beast brings prosperity
  • portrayal of adulterous interest
  • mockery of the Scriptures, repeatedly
  • "God's dead"
  • using a gun as a prayer tool
  • "Your God is a myth"
  • portrayal of inhuman strength, repeatedly
  • demon possession
  • unholy resurrection

    Murder/Suicide (M) - 78 out of 100
  • multiple murders by gunfire

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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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