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(2005), PG-13 [PG-13*]
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Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Bristol Bay Productions, Paramount Pictures, Baldwin Entertainment
Distribution (US): Paramount Pictures, Summit Entertainment
Director(s): Breck Eisner
Producer(s): Mark Abela, Mark Albela, Stephanie Austin, Howard Baldwin, Karen Elise Baldwin, David Barron, Clive Cussler, Victoria Dee, Gus Gustawes, William J. Immerman, Matthew McConaughey, Nick Morton, Mace Neufeld, Denise O'Dell, Mike Phillips, Scott Thaler, Chris Thompson
Novel by: Clive Cussler
Screenplay: Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, John C. Richards, James V. Hart
Cinematography/Camera: Seamus McGarvey
Music: Clint Mansell
Film Editing: Andrew MacRitchie
Casting: Nina Gold, Anne McCarthy
Production Design: Allan Cameron
Art Direction: Giles Masters, Tony Reading
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6
Sahara, a hybrid between Indiana Jones and Mummy, was another PG-13 scraping the bottom of the PG-13 barrel, just one point above the threshold for R-13
The writers stuffed a fat cigar in William H. Macy's mouth to try to make him look like a retired admiral but it just didn't work. Maybe casting Macy as the retiring police sergeant in Cellular worked, but not an admiral. I worked for captains and admirals for too long. Macy just doesn't fit the type. Oh, well. The casting of Macy was adequate for the purpose of the film ... as James Sandecker, head of the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) who provided the resources and personnel to find a civil war ironclad gunship in the Nigerian desert.
Dirk Pitt (Matthew McConaughey) claimed Thomas Jefferson minted only five special gold coins circa the civil war. Four of them went to generals and one went to the captain of the USS Texas, a ironclad gunship like the USS Monitor and the CSS Merrimack
Along for the ride, inadvertently, was Dr. Eva Rojas (Penélope Cruz) of the World Health Organization. Dr. Rojas felt she had discovered that what appeared to be a disease threatening to kill all of eastern Africa but was beginning to rethink her discovery; that is was not of the biological nature after all. She convinced Pitt to transport her and her cohort, Dr. Frank Hopper (IMDb listed no name at the time of this report) to where they suspected the health threat had its start. In trying to head off a biological epidemic that would kill thousands, Dr. Rojas instead finds something that could kill not only thousands but all living things in the oceans of the entire Earth.
The distributors created some of the most beautiful boxart with the most alluring mix of colors and brilliance I have ever seen, but "don't judge a book by its cover."
Some of the instances in this film that drained the CAP thermometers for it includes 15 uses of the three/four letter word but none of the most foul of the foul words [Col. 3:8]. God's name in vain was spoken numerous times but all without the four letter expletive [Deut. 5:11]. Sexually immoral material included "lesser" matters (see http://www.capalert.com/capruleof1000.htm) such as camera angle to force the viewer on private parts, revealing swim wear, two adults frolicking intimately in swim wear and exposure of excessive midriff skin to include below navel skin [Eph. 4:19, Eph. 5:3, Col 3:5]. The strongest presence in Sahara was, as to be expected from a high adventure film, was violence. Lots of violence. [Prov. 3:31-32, Prov. 13:2] The listing in the Findings/Scoring section will reveal all that was noted.
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***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
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 heart of the CAP Analysis Model)
Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
Sexual Immorality (S)
Offense to God (O)
Christian Educators Association International
|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 more than eight 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.|
|In the name of Jesus: |
Lord, Master, Teacher, Savior, God.
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