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Son of the Mask Title (2005), PG [R-PG*]
Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
February 17, 2005
45 out of 100

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(This section may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary likely using a mix of KJV and NIV.

Son of the Mask Poster ART

(2005), PG [R-PG*] -- ... the first R-PG film.

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): New Line Cinema, Radar Pictures Inc.
Distribution (US): New Line Cinema
Director(s): Lawrence Guterman
Producer(s): Kent Alterman, Ted Field, Erica Huggins, Stephen Jones, Scott Kroopf, Scott Kroopf, Beau Marks
Written by: Lance Khazei
Cinematography/Camera: Greg Gardiner
Music: Randy Edelman
Film Editing: Malcolm Campbell, Debra Neil-Fisher
Casting: Christine King
Production Design: Leslie Dilley
Art Direction: Bill Booth, Dan Morski
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6

It is clear that the Motion Picture Association of America and America's mainstream filmmakers are not at all that concerned about God's admonishments against demonstrating the sins of witchcraft, sorcery, evil and false gods to young children nor about their accountability to feeding our children with such [Luke 17:2]. Nor do they seem to be all that concerned about the health of the natural sexual inhibition of your child(ren). If you don't want your kids to watch a man grab a woman's breasts (clothed), don't let them see this film. I have to take a leap of faith and risk losing many of our "family", but this is the first film to earn a CAP "R-PG."

Son of the Mask is also the best example ever of the decay of the standards of the MPAA: the best example of the 2004 ratings creep published by Harvard University which revealed their agreement with our R-13 finding in 2000. The Mask of 1994 was given a PG-13 rating from the MPAA and earned a CAP score of 63 which was well within the scoring range earned by the PG-13 films (55 to 67 out of 100) in the comparative baseline database. Eleven years later, Son of the Mask of 2005 was given a PG rating by the MPAA but earned a CAP score of 45! R-rated films earn scores of 54 and below out of 100! Son of the Mask falls a full 11 points into the scoring range earned by R-rated films. Following is a comparative data display of the scoring distribution for the two films.
So, Son of the Mask is the first R-PG film. How coincidental ... and perfectly suggestive. "RPG" is also the abbreviation for a weapon. A Rocket Propelled Grenade. And so is this film a weapon -- a weapon of moral assault. I wonder what would happen to the morals and ethics of your child(ren) and the stability of their concept of reality if this cinematic RPG explodes in their minds.

I would love to be able to afford to run a comparative analysis of the massive number of PG films we have analyzed as we did for PG-13 films to see if the PG films have followed the same moral decay pattern we found in PG-13 films (see "R-13"). And even the G-rated movies? But we can't. Afford to do so that is. So, all our adversarial readers can rest easy in that we will not be able to publish more Rock-solid evidence of moral decay in and as entertainment. Sleep well, mighty adversaries ... until someone steps forward and finances this ministry to a fulltime, full force service. Then the truth will be known. And published.

I wish I could blame the R-PG scoring on something associated with the CAP analysis model or even my own discernment. But for ten years the same analysis model using the same computer application using the same mathematical equations using the same computer using the same investigation standards and even the same investigator has generated more than 900 film analyses which generated a finding with which even Harvard University agrees -- our R-13 finding. So, the only logical cause for the R-PG caliber of Son of the Mask is the content of the movie itself.

As in The Mask of 1994, the ancient and magical mask possessed the power to alter the physical state and social appeal of the one who wore it. This time, the creator of the mask, Loki (Alan Cumming), the god of mischief was looking for it with hair befitting his moral caliber. Loki had lost the mask back in the 1994 episode. Loki's father, Odin (Bob Hoskins) would have Loki's head on a platter if Loki did not find and retrieve the mask soon.

The mask was indeed found again but not by Loki. Otis, a dog owned by aspiring advertising cartoonist, Tim and his wife, Tonya Avery (Jamie Kennedy and Traylor Howard), found the mask washed up on the banks of a little creek. Fetching the mask home, Otis sniffed it until it attached itself to him and changed him into a demon dog. And sure enough, Tim soon donned the mask. Tim and Tonya found the mask had given Tim more energy, including in bed. Soon, Alvey (twins Ryan and Liam Falconer) was born. Indeed, Alvey was the son of the mask.

The greatest losses of points were revealed by three of the six CAP Investigation Areas; Wanton Violence/Crime, Sexual Immorality, Offense to God.

The grotesque extreme exaggerations which challenge a solid perception of reality were incorporated in the Wanton Violence/Crime investigation area. Also incorporated in the Wanton Violence/Crime investigation area were issues such as gunfire to kill, attempted murders (including of a toddler) and extortion with a toddlert's life. [Phil. 4:8, 1 Cor. 15:33, Matt. 25:40]

Sexual Immorality revealed numerous issues of assaults on decency and morality in the forms of a woman on a man in bed speaking innuendo, scantily clad women used as display toys displaying their bras while dancing with their shirts open, a man thanking God for a scantily clad woman falling into the man's arms. [Gal. 5:19, 1Ths. 4:1-5] Alan Cumming, who is reported to be a professed practitioner of homosexuality. was portrayed walking about with a lighted stick of dynamite shoved into his anus [1Cor. 6:9-10]. Yes, this film was rated PG by the MPAA. I just checked the rating again in hopes I was wrong.

Offense to God found enough issues to lose all of the starting 100 points in Offense to God: issues such as unholy control of the elements, graphic portrayal of a demon, false gods, a toddler as a child of a false god, magic to control/intimidate, unholy possessions, calling on evil spirits. [Ex. 20:3, Deut. 18:10 - 11] The listing in the Findings/Scoring section will reveal all that was found.


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  • Phil. 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
  • Gal. 5:19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery...
  • 1Ths. 4:1-5 Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his [or her] own body [which includes control of drives, touching, seeking, lusting (even after images), promiscuity, etc.] in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God;
  • 1Cor. 6:9-10 Do you not know that the [unforgiven] wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the [hetero]sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
  • Ex. 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. [gods {elohiym}: rulers, judges; divine ones; god, goddess.]
  • Deut. 18:10 - 11 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences and present it to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, pay for it, enjoy it, want it, excuse it, submit to it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • 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 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Rom. 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change [warp, distort, falsely represent, situationally redefine, counterfeit, conditionally apply] the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*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 [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.
  • Luke 17:2 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. [cause by teaching or example]
  • Ps. 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; 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.


    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)

    Son of the Mask (2005) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • automatic gunfire to kill
  • extreme and grotesque exaggerations/motions, frequent, throughout
  • vandalism to endanger
  • slapstick violence, repeatedly
  • attempted murder of toddler
  • planning to kill a toddler
  • attempted murder of father with toddler
  • assault of toddler
  • kidnapping of a toddler to extort
  • extortion using toddler's life
  • attempted murder of father, mother and toddler
  • cartoon violence

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • seven uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • flatulence, repeatedly, once as a weapon
  • impossible exaggeration of toddler urination

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • painting nudity, repeatedly
  • crotch hit with toddler's head
  • camera angle to force viewer on private parts
  • dressing to maximize the female form and/or skin exposure
  • thanking God for a scantily clad woman falling into the man's arms
  • slow pelvic thrust
  • women as display toys, dancing with open shirts (bras exposed)
  • woman on man together in bed with innuendo
  • man and woman in bed together
  • adult in underwear
  • cartoon rear nudity
  • partial adult rear nudity
  • dynamite protruding from male anus (clothed)
  • a man grabbing the breasts of a woman

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • smoking

    Offense to God (O)
  • shape-shifting, frequently, throughout
  • unholy control of elements
  • demon, repeatedly
  • false gods, repeatedly
  • demonizing toddlers
  • unholy possessions, repeatedly
  • portrayal of a toddler as the son of a false god
  • evil magic to control/intimidate, frequently, throughout
  • calling on spirits
  • bestowing evil powers
  • unholy transporting

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • none noted

  • Christian Long Distance



    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.

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