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National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002), R
Analysis Date: April 5, 2002
CAP Score: 39
CAP Influence Density: 2.67
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VAN WILDER (R) -- The rest of the show is of the same caliber.
By seeing in the audience the number of backwards ball caps, individuals with purple hair and with feet propped on the chair backs, I am troubled even more about what the recent 48 years of "progressive" entertainment has done to many our youth.
Van Wilder and somemof his pals masturbate a dog with grossly exaggerated anatomy to obtain filling for cream puff rolls fed to an adversarial fraternity. Van Wilder hot tubs with the dog and its exaggerated anatomy floats atop the bubbling water. Van Wilder's facial cheek ends up rubbing the dog's exaggerated anatomy. The portrayal of the gross anatomy of the dog, the detail of it with human likeness and the frequency it was shown were clearly to get previously verbotten imagery into an R-rated feature. The rest of the show is of the same caliber. That is all I will say about this "movie."
Our "R-13" finding reveals a 450% increase in PG-13 vulgarities/obscenities between 1996 and 2000. I have seen National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) and nothing in it was nearly as vulgar as National Lampoon's Van Wilder which probably reveals a 450% increase in vulgarity in R-rated movies. A sign of the times. Are you ready?
The listing in the Findings/Scoring section will tell the tale about the content of this vulgar "entertainment." And the "Food for Thought" Scriptures apply very well to this movie. Additional Scripture applications would be superfluous.
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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.
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Offense to God (O)(2):
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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.|