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(2005), NR [G*] (22min)

Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
June 6, 2005
90 out of 100

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(2005), NR [G*] --... truly based on a True story.

Producer(s): Myung Soo Kim, William Thorn, Bruno John, Jeff Holder, Mark Young
Written by: Mark Young
Music: Willie Aames
Story Editing: Jeff Holder
Narrated by: Willie Aames
Art Direction: Christine Hye Ja Yu
Voices: Barbara Goodston, Marc Graue, David Lucas, Julie Maddelena, Dave Mallow, Anthony Mozdy, Bob Papenbrook
Viewed on: Lightning Bug Flix/Kim's Communications Home DVD

After a one-minute introduction of the Buggelsville citizens building a fine fishing boat that would not sail without prayer, the story opens as harpist David of Bethlehem, son of Jesse, tends a flock of sheep and successfully defends them against a hungry bear. While David tends the sheep, the battle lines are drawn between King Saul of Israel and the Philistine armies in the valley of Elah. For 40 mornings and evenings the Philistine of Gath known as Goliath who was over nine feet tall had taunted and insulted the armies of Israel, daring even one of the Israelites to fight him. No one would answer Goliath's challenge. Not one. (1 Sam. 17:1 - 50)

Interspersed with the story of David and Goliath is a story of the terror, peril and heroics of the Buggelsville citizens as they battle the ravages of a flood caused by the footsteps of Goliath. Rather clever I would say.

The central theme of this episode 2 of the Bugtime series is the desperation and fear when faced with seemingly impossible odds are indeed not impossible when God intervenes through prayer. Prayer not only made the winds blow to sail the fishing boat that would not sail, prayer provided restoration for the flood-ravaged Buggelsville. And prayer for a champion to defeat the monster Goliath produced that champion in the seemingly woefully unfit child David.

By the way, though not advertised as such, Bugtime Adventures: A Giant Problem, The David Story is truly based on a True story.

This is a timeless Bible story. And as with some other stories found in our Lord's Book it is a story of man's violence in a violent time. While there is none of the gore typically found in most of Hollywood's films of violence, there is a defensive killing. Whether justified by holy provision, it is a killing and has the potential to influence questionably. [Prov. 13:2, 1Cor. 15:33]

The only other matters that might be of importance to you as parents when determining the age stratum for which this film may be suited are the flooding peril, the name-calling [Eph. 4:29] and the extortion by Goliath to goad into recklessness in order to gain victory and plunder. [Ps. 62:10, Hab. 2:6]


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  • Prov. 13:2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
  • Eph. 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
  • Ps. 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them. [Oppression/threats to enable theft or plunder is an example of extortion.]
  • Hab. 2:6 "Will not all of them taunt him with ridicule and scorn, saying, " `Woe to him who piles up stolen goods and makes himself wealthy by extortion! How long must this go on?'

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences to younger and younger audiences every year when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, pay for it, enjoy it, want it].
  • 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 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
  • Rom. 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
  • Jude 1:4 For there are certain men* crept in unawares [secretly slipped in among you], who were before of old ordained to this condemnation [whose condemnation was written about long ago], ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness [a license for immorality], and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. [*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 were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. ["Offend": skandalizo - to entice to sin; to cause a person to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey; to cause to fall away. "Little ones": mikros - little;, small of age; younger which can include at-home teens].
  • Ps. 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me [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. ["Evil" includes all things that are sinful.]


    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)

    Bugtime Adventures Episode 2: A Giant Problem - The David Story (2005) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • flooding peril
  • defensive killing

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • threats
  • name calling

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • none noted

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • none noted

    Offense to God (O)
  • none noted

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • none noted

  • First Impressions and

    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.

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