ChildCare Action Project:
Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP)
Entertainment Media Analysis Report
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
CAP Score: 73
CAP ID: 0.49
Thomas A. Carder
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan lost most points in Wanton Violence/Crime, Impunity/Hate, and Offense to God.
The score in Wanton Violence/Crime (W) was etched down due to
Impunity/Hate (I) suffered due to inapropriate language and arrogance toward righteous authority.(1)
- animal invasion of humans with graphic display
- slow graphic death
- portrayal of mind control by animal invasion
- holding of hostages
- hostile aggression
- graphic presentation of human blood/injuries/dysfiguration
- being ordered to kill
The program material analyzed by Sex/Homosexuality (S) presented no noticable examples of sexual material.
This investigator noted no occurrences of Drugs/Alcohol (D).
Offense to God (O) lost almost half its starting 100 points due to (what else) the use of God's name in vain with the three/four letter word vocabulary. Some Offense to God points were lost due to portrayal of humans being able to create life on a planetary scale and due to referring to Creation as a myth.
The Murder/Suicide (M) Investigation Area found a suicide because of pain from animal invasion of the victim -- kinda says if the pain is too much, kill yourself. A lousy way to impress coping skills! While only one suicide was noted, several murderous deaths were noted. Thus, some of the starting 100 points in Murder/Suicide dissolved.
In accordance with the comparative baseline database, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was equivalent to R-rated material in Wanton Violence/Crime. The movie presented material equivalent to PG-13 material in Impunity/Hate and Offense to God. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was equivalent to PG material in Murder/Suicide. And the movie was equivalent to G material in and Sex/Homosexuality and Drugs/Alcohol. Thus, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was equivalent to the comparative baseline data corresponding to 17% R-rated material, 33% PG-13 material, 17% PG-rated material, and 33% 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.
Additional reviews of this movie may be located at "Movie Review Query Engine at Telerama."
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