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(2010), PG [Hard PG*] (1hr 26.75min)

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June 9, 2010
June 9, 2010

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(While the Scriptural references are certainly not subjective, my commentary may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary.

(2010), PG [Hard PG*] ... attacks launched by the furry and the feathered

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Summit Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Robert Simonds Productions, Furry Vengeance Productions
Distribution (US): Summit Home Entertainment
Director(s): Roger Kumble
Producer(s): Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei, Brendan Fraser, Terri Goddard, Keith Goldberg, Molly O'Keefe, Ira Shuman, Robert Simonds
Written by: Michael Carnes, Josh Gilbert
Cinematography/Camera: Peter Lyons Collister
Music: Ed Shearmur
Casting: Lawrence Jordan
Production Design: Stephen J. Lineweaver
Art Direction: E. David Cosier
Viewed on Summit Home Entertainment DVD

Brendan Fraser stars as Dan Sanders, a development executive promised double his salary if he supervises a large development project to Rocky Springs. Too bad massive deforestation would result.

The animals, however, were not about to let that happen. Every woodland creature in the affected area banded against Sanders and brought him to his professional knees in spite of his boss, Neal Lyman (Ken Jeong) threatening to bring Sanders to professional ruin if he does not succeed in getting the area ready for the development project.

Attack after attack led Sanders to steadfast resolve to defeat the attacks launched by the furry and the feathered. However, ...

The rest is for you to discover should you decide this film is fit for your family or other audience. Coincidentally enough, this film has teeth, immorality teeth that may lead you to give "paws" to setting your young ones in front of it.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W) - 58 out of 100
The majority of the violence is of the slapstick caliber and is in no case gory. While it may be slapstick violence it is still violence and can lead the impressionable into aggression, especially when the violence is portrayed as not only successful but desirable. We must not make light of violence in any form, even slapstick violence, even though it does no harm ... except when tried on your son or daughter. [Prov. 16:29]

Impudence/Hate (I) - 42 out of 100
One time one of the characters utters profanity. But the majority of the impudent and/or hateful content includes disrespect of the father from the son, arrogance while driving, deceit, urination in a human face and the like. God has told us that such coarse joking is out of place. [Eph. 5:4]

Sexual Immorality (S) - 54 out of 100
Several matters that draw attention to the private parts of the body and/or to suggestion of nakedness include, crotch humor, a man in a tub, a man in women's underwear and several scenes of a man in his briefs. [Eph. 5:4, 1 Ths. 4:7]

Drugs/Alcohol (D) - 96 out of 100
Only one instance of content applicable to this investigation area was the one man smoking a cigar.

Offense to God (O) - 62 out of 100
Seven times someone abused God's name though none of the uses of His name in vain were with the four letter expletive. Not that leaving out the four letter expletive excuses abuse of God's name. In Deut. 5:11 God clearly tells us that if His name is uttered in any way other than in prayer, with respect or responsible discussion, it is in vain. [Deut. 5:11]

Murder/Suicide (M) - 100 out of 100
No murders or suicides were noted.


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  • Prov. 16:29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. [The issue is the violence, the 'way that is not good' no matter how "small" or "justified" the violence might seem, and its "leading" effect on the observer. "A violent man" can be any character of any age, any gender, human or not in the act of committing (demonstrating in the case of entertainment) violent behavior/action whether for good or evil OR the violent behaviors/actions themselves. Such exposure can and does embolden the viewer into aggression, especially youth. It took years for American professional health community to finally affirm, probably without knowing it, that which God told us in 1 Cor. 15:33 below. See also Joint Statement on the Impact of Entertainment Violence on Children: Congressional Public Health Summit for more information. Further, God speaks darkly of violence 56 times in the Old and New Testament of the KJV.]
  • Eph. 5:4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
  • 1 Ths. 4:7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.
  • Deut. 5:11 You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. [Vain is shav {shawv}: emptiness, nothingness, vanity, such as an expletive. With or without the four letter expletive, the use of God's name in any way other than respect, reverence or responsible discussion is in vain. That includes the popular three syllable sentence with His name trailing it AND the misuse of Jesus' name or title. So, trying to excuse such expressions with "I was talking TO God/Jesus when I said that" or "It's just words" or "I was acting" will not work with Him. Nor will "Everybody says that" excuse the sin of using His name in vain. If everyone on the planet who has ever drawn a breath used His name in vain, it would still be a sin to do so. If no one ever did, it would still be a sin to do so.]

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Jer. 37:9 This is what the LORD says: Do not deceive yourselves, thinking, 'The Babylonians [the destroyers from within] will surely leave us.' They will not!
  • 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, enjoy it, want 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 Be not deceived: evil [kakov: of a bad nature, not such as it ought to be] 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 us], 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 one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto 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 {skan-dal-id'-zo} - scandalize; 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.]
  • 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.]


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    Furry Vengeance (2010) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W) - 58 out of 100
  • dead body
  • slapstick violence, frequent, of varying intensities
  • assault to the face

    Impudence/Hate (I) - 42 out of 100
  • one use of profanity
  • arrogance behind the wheel
  • forest fire risk due to negligence with cigar
  • adolescent disrespect of father, repeatedly
  • deceit
  • portrayal of authority as idiot
  • lie
  • urination in human face
  • rudeness
  • flatulence

    Sexual Immorality (S) - 54 out of 100
  • crotch humor
  • sexual innuendo
  • crotch hit
  • man in tub
  • man and woman snuggling in bed
  • suggestive wording on rear of lounge pants
  • adult in underwear, repeatedly
  • crotch bite
  • man in woman's underwear

    Drugs/Alcohol (D) - 96 out of 100
  • smoking, once

    Offense to God (O) - 62 out of 100
  • abuse of God's name seven times, once by an adolescent

    Murder/Suicide (M) - 100 out of 100
  • none noted

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    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 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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