ChildCare Action Project:
Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP)
Entertainment Media Analysis Report
Demolition Man (1993)
CAP Score: 39
CAP ID: 1.77
Thomas A. Carder
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In Demolition Man, graphic expression was so extreme and so interlaced with murder that complete separation of the Wanton Violence/Crime and Murder/Suicide Investigation Areas was not possible. Even though the movie was saturated with extreme graphic violence surrounding murder, reasonable assurance is given in good faith that no duplication between the Wanton Violence/Crime and Murder/Suicide Investigation Areas occurred. Demolition Man presented to the viewer multiple graphic deaths, graphic violence, and human mutilations. All murders were of police personnel, leading to a lowering of the general level of respect for authority and an excuse to lower coping skills, e.g., a "Just blow him away" attitude.
The most severe loss of points in Demolition Man occurred in Impunity/Hate due to frequent vulgar and offensive language. The full range of foul language was present. Seventy-nine examples of foul language were logged in this 115 minute movie, including its use by minor children.(1) There were more examples of Impunity/Hate than could accurately be recorded.(2)
Sex/Homosexuality suffered hard scoring loss due to nudity, sexual activities, extended discourse about sexual intercourse, and particularly vulgar occurence of nudity.
Examples of Drugs/Alcohol were surprisingly few, specifically, just talk of getting drunk and lust for booze.
Demolition Man lost almost all of its starting 100 points in the Offense to God Investigation Area due to the proliferation of the use of God's name in vain with and without the three/four letter word vocabulary.
Examples of Murder/Suicide were surprisingly few for a movie so saturated with violence and impunity. However, the murders noted were extremely graphic.
(1) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary is incorporated into the Impunity/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name in vain with and without the three/four letter word vocabulary is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area.
(2) As noted in CAP Special Report-0001, "Investigation Area Scoring and 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.
The ChildCare Action Project findings for Demolition Man are as follows.
In accordance with the comparative baseline data, Demolition Man was R material in Wanton Violence/Crime, Impunity/Hate, Sex/Homosexuality, Offense to God, and Murder/Suicide. It was G material in Drugs/Alcohol .
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.
Additional reviews of this movie may be located at "Movie Review Query Engine at Telerama."
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