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(2004), PG-13
Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
July 6, 2004
57 out of 100

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***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • 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, pay for 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 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Rom. 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change [warp, distort, falsely represent, situationally redefine, counterfeit, conditionally apply] 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.
    (The heart of the CAP Analysis Model)

    King Arthur (2004) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • impalement murders, several
  • defensive killings, many, repeatedly
  • sword threat to throat
  • battle dead, many, repeatedly
  • individualized view of dead man with arrow in him, multiple
  • extortion to force behavior
  • brutality to captives
  • attempted rape
  • order to kill captive woman
  • order to kill every man, woman, child in path
  • torture victims, many
  • accidental impalement death
  • pillaging and wanton destruction, multiple
  • abduction of a child as hostage with knife to his throat
  • long battle sequences with many arrow, sword, drowning deaths, repeatedly
  • choking assault
  • individualized scenes of multiple arrow killings, repeatedly
  • individualized deaths by sword, many, repeatedly
  • occasional battle gore

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • nine uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • massive tattoos

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • sexual innuendo, repeatedly
  • open face kissing, twice
  • eleven children by immoral sex
  • brief bathing nudity, female
  • offer of sex, physically
  • woman lifting dress then placing man's hand on her
  • making out in bed
  • intercourse with genitals unseen
  • woman wearing two wrapping straps around her causing mid-breasts to squeeze out between the straps, repeatedly

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • drinking

    Offense to God (O)
  • faith in reincarnation
  • "The Will of God" e.g., the outcome of battle or dying in battle
  • claim that men must die for disobedience with what man says God said
  • portraying it is God's wish that sinners be sacrificed (killed)
  • frequent counterfeiting f God's Word and Will for us

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • multiple impalement murders
  • king murdering man for back-talking
  • murder of a mother during pillaging


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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 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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