ChildCare Action Project:
Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP)
Entertainment Media Analysis Report
CAP Score: 69
CAP ID: 0.55
Thomas A. Carder
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Stargate lost points significantly in Wanton Violence/Crime due to graphically violent deaths at the hands of evil. Several examples of unacceptable language, sexual material, and human possession were also noted.
Wanton Violence/Crime (W) felt the pain of unacceptable material in because of the dark theme of
Impunity/Hate (I) lost bunches to particularly foul language.(1)
- violent deaths: crushing, beheading
- bodies being thrown against walls
- explosive deaths
- unwarranted militaristic rule
- graphic violence
- poor or no regard for human life
The program material analyzed by Sex/Homosexuality (S) was infected with
This investigator noted no occurrences of Drugs/Alcohol (D).
- offering of sexual favors
- removal of clothing
- revealing dress on young boys in an all-male sect
- sexual innuendo
- camera angle to focus viewer on scantilly clothed private regions
Offense to God (O) lost almost half its starting 100 points due
human possession by evil power
- making a false god overpower humans
- talk of eternal life without God
- a basically dark and sinister theme of graphic evil in control
The Murder/Suicide (M) score lost a chunk of its starting 100 points due to by the presentation of violent murder by evil forces for unjust and selfish reasons.
In accordance with the comparative baseline database, Stargate was equivalent to R-rated material in Wanton Violence/Crime. The movie presented material equivalent to PG-13 material in and Offense to God and Murder/Suicide. Stargate was equivalent to PG material in Impunity/Hate and Sex/Homosexuality . And the movie was equivalent to G material in Drugs/Alcohol. Thus, Stargate was equivalent to the comparative baseline data corresponding to 17% R-rated material, 33% PG-13 material, 33% PG-rated material, and 17% G-rated material.
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 and Scoring 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.
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