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The Road to El Dorado (2000), (PG)
CAP Score: 77
CAP Influence Density: 0.42
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SUMMARY / COMMENTARY:
The Road to El Dorado (PG) -- a sort of dull romp, ostensibly for the kids with a clear sexual presence.
Tulio (voice of Kevin Kline) and Miguel (voice of Kenneth Branagh) are chased into an adventure to ancient Central America in search of the city of gold.
A very sensuous-acting and scantily dressed young lady, probably a projection of an Aztec Indian since much of the background art was styled after Aztec, occupied much of the screen time [Num. 15:39]. AND there was full male (rear) cartoon nudity -- twice with both the "starring"male characters [Gen. 3:7]. Now I realize that the trend of real world entertainment is moving slowly towards introducing kids younger and younger each year into more intellectual and worldly matters to relieve them a little bit at a time of the unfair burden of childhood so they may be better prepared to handle the real world and so they may be moved slowly into experiencing necessary "adult" subjects....... What a load of nonsense! [Prov. 29:15] There was absolutely and totally NO wholesome benefit in the sexual content of The Road to El Dorado! [Eph. 5:3]
Tulio and Miguel are chased to the road to El Dorado after cheating at gambling with loaded dice. They did manage by trickery and dramatics [Acts 13:10] to escape with a map which was the last ante of the last hand of the sailors of 1519 Spain who were being cheated. Through a series of shenanigans that glowed with Rube Goldberg contraptioning, Tulio and Miguel ended up in Central America, which is where the map they absconded indicated the lost city of gold, El Dorado was located.
As movies have led us to believe, the Aztecs in the movie were stupid enough to think the Spanish con artists were gods. And, of course, the pair milked that false perception for all it was worth [Deut. 5:7]. And since they were considered gods, much of the theme of the movie was heavily laden with Scriptural wording right out of the Bible or Bible-sounding words. Even a lead-in monologue stole some meaning from the the works of Jesus. A ship's captain stated to the con pair mocked Jesus by saying "My crew were chosen as carefully as the Disciples of Christ." [Mark 12:30, Gal. 6:7] I somehow doubt that captain was as wise and discerning as The Captain.
There was a smidgen of cartoon ignominy in several areas: masked foul words [Eph. 5:4]; gore [Ezek. 37:23]; sorcery [Deut. 18:9-12; Lev. 19:31]; three/four letter word vocabulary [Col. 3:8]; consistent theme of lust and greed [Luke 12:15; 2Pet. 2:3; 2:14]; necking [Rom. 13:13]; miraculous healing [1 Cor. 12:30]; murder [Exod. 20:13]; more.
In an effort to improve the chances of the continuation of these reports, this Summary/Commentary section will be progressively minimized and may eventually have to be discontinued. Please see the Findings/Scoring section below for a full accounting of this movie: for the best representation of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie.
FINDINGS / SCORING:
NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below may be likely.
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