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Jason x (2001), R
Analysis Date: April 26, 2002
CAP Score: 21
CAP Influence Density: 2.87
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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Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
Offense to God (O)(2):
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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 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.|