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Jason x (2001), R
Analysis Date: April 26, 2002
CAP Score: 21
CAP Influence Density: 2.87

MinMax: -81

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JASON X (R) -- A slice-n-dice flick. With skin. And ugly language.

Distributed by: New Line Cinema
Director(s): James Isaac
Producer(s): Noel Cunningham, Sean S. Cunningham, James Isaac
Written by/Screenplay: Victor Miller, Todd Farmer
Cinematography/Camera: Derick V. Underschultz
Music: Harry Manfredini
Film Editing: Whitney Brooke Wheeler, David Handman, Natalie Pope
Production Design: John Dondertman
Casting: Robin D. Cook
Art Direction: James Oswald

WOW! What an experience! Straight from Joshua (G) right into Jason X (R)!

Jason X. A slice-n-dice flick. With skin. And ugly language. Not much else to say. A score of zero in violence, sex, language and murder/suicide. A final score of 21. Do you still want to know more? Well, since you've asked I'll tell you a little about it for all the good it will do.

In this ninth sequel of Friday the 13th, (1980) Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder) is ba-ack. And so is Hodder for the fourth time as Jason. Doing the same thing. In the same way, preferring a blade but anything else at hand will do. In this sequel, he even uses liquid nitrogen to shatter the face of one of a women.

At Crystal Lake, young camper Jason (Ari Lehman ) drowned at about ten years old, but 11 years later in 1980 camp counselors were being found sliced up. A string of dead bodies were strewn here and there until 1993 since Jason apparently cannot be killed. After nine sequels, Jason was put in cryogenic storage for future research since he was so unique that scientists felt it a loss to science if he were to be killed. And, so it seems, neither can the Friday the 13th/Jason series be "killed." Is it catching? Or is it narcotic in our culture?

In 2455, Earth is a wasteland. Space-bound scientific students with their professor are from Earth II and find Jason cryogenically frozen at the Camp Crystal Lake Research Facility. Jason still has his machete. Along with Jason the student scientists find Rowan (Lexa Doig) also in cryogenic hibernation. Rowan is from the same year as Jason, even the same day by no choice of her own, and is the only one with knowledge of what the student scientists are getting. When thawed, Rowan is told the year is 2455, 455 years into her future. Yes, the numbers are correct if this movie had been released in 2000 when it was intended to be released.

When Rowan finds the college crew had brought Jason along, she freaks. Now Jason is thawed and begins his killing spree all over again except this time Jason gets not only a new body but a new wardrobe. There is the story. And it is filled with as much sex, gore and violence as can be packed into 87 minutes. There are dismemberments, impalements, talking severed heads, bodies sliced in half, smashed skulls and more. This movie gives definition to "vile" in Ps. 101:3. There are also issues of sexual immorality such as nudity (repeatedly), excessive cleavage as often as a key actress is called into the scenes, sadomasochism with the professor to get a passing grade, inappropriate touch, open face kissing, stripping for sex, intercourse and more [Mark 7:21]. Besides, it is boring.

The listing in the Findings/Scoring section will tell all I found. Since you asked.


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  • Ps. 101:3 I will set [shiyth {sheeth}: to put, set, lay (hand upon), station, appoint, fix, set mind to] before my eyes no vile [beliya`al {bel-e-yah'-al}; wicked, ungodly, evil, naughty] thing.
  • Mark 7:21 For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality...

    *******Food for Thought*******
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*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 would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. [cause by teaching or example]
  • Ps. 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; 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.

    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.

    Jason X (2001) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • automatic gunfire to kill, repeatedly
  • dead bodies
  • amputations
  • much gore
  • assaults
  • blood splatter, including to face
  • severed heads, some talking
  • knife at throat
  • cut throat
  • hook implement

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • 56 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • two uses of the most foul of the foul words

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • excessive cleavage, at least 36 instances
  • adults in underwear, repeatedly
  • inappropriate touch, repeatedly
  • sex talk, insults
  • excessive breast exposure
  • sad-masochism with woman on man's crotch to get a passing grade
  • nudity, repeatedly
  • stripping for sex
  • man on woman nude
  • licking stomach and moving down
  • intercourse
  • anatomical references
  • licking kissing
  • teens in bed together
  • open face kissing
  • offers of sex
  • requests for sex

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • booze
  • offer of illegal drugs

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • two uses of God's name in vain with the four letter expletive and six without

    Murder/Suicide (M)(3):
  • murder by knife
  • murder by freezing face then shattering it
  • murders by assorted impalements, many
  • murder by slicing victim in half
  • murder by breaking back
  • murder by smashing skull
  • murder by neck break
  • murder by smashing head and electrocution
  • sacrificial suicide, two
  • murder by forcing victim through a grating

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    NOTE: The CAP Analysis Model makes no scoring allowances for trumped-up "messages" to excuse or for manufacturing of justification for aberrant behavior or imagery, or for camouflaging such ignominy with "redeeming" programming. Disguising sinful behavior in a theme plot does not excuse the sinful behavior of either the one who is drawing pleasure or example from the sinful display or the practitioners demonstrating the sinful behavior. This is NOT a movie review service. It is a movie analysis service to parents and grandparents to tell them the truth about movies using the Truth.

    "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 nearly seven 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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    (1) As noted in CAP Special Report-001, "Investigation Area and Scoring Trend," of the six CAP Investigation Areas, Impudence/Hate was the strongest presence in all four movie classifications. It has a strong revelation about the entertainment media.

    (2) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary without God's name in vain is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the four letter expletive is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication.

    (3) Only portrayal of successful murder or suicide are incorporated into Murder/Suicide. Portrayal of attempts to commit murder or suicide and deaths by police action or war are incorporated into Wanton Violence/Crime.

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