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The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999), R
CAP Score: 38, CAP ID:1.65

Thomas A. Carder
CAP President




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"The Rage: Carrie 2" (R) was the original "Carrie" of 1976 with high-tech imagery and new-age ethics, attitude, and morality. The usual unholy manipulation of objects and people were there. Rachel was a girl with telekinetic powers who had the same father as the first Carrie. In the beginning, Rachel's' mother painted a red stripe all the way around their living room to "protect" her daughter from the powers of Satan! Oh, my goodness. Of, course, such efforts proved futile because the psychologically genius producers wrote that Rachel's powers were not Satanic but were hereditary. Imagine that! And the flashback to the bloody gore of the first "Carrie" dripped off the screen. After mom was toted off to an asylum, Rachel grows up to be rather unpopular and odd by the social standards of the school population. And she falls in love, too. And, as did Sissy Spacek in the original "Carrie", Rachel got satisfaction by getting even. A real fine ethical example to set, huh?

While there were no murders, per se, this movie contains graphic suicide, twice -- err -- a flashback to the actual (movie) suicide so complete that it may as well been a second suicide. A rather lengthy sequence of teens terrorizing a teen girl, invasive flashbacks to the gore of "Carrie", and Rachel's father giving her an open-handed right-cross on her face led the violence in this movie. (Note that the issues of violence caused by the unholy havoc wreaked by Rachel were incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area rather than the Wanton Violence/Hate Investigation Area. A single instance of invasive programming cannot be incorporated into more than one CAP Investigation Area - no duplication is permitted.) And since it was a high school setting, the girls wore outfits to maximize the female form and leg exposure and to flaunt female anatomy ghosting through thin blouses. Wonder why some of our girls dress that way?

Yup, the most four of the four letter words was there -- 11 times PLUS 29 other uses of foul language. Lies to deflect accountability, cheapening of the gravity of suicide, and planning cover ups and wrong-doings added some dark paint to this picture. Adult underwear, petting on school property, and sexual intercourse with and without nudity PLUS a male posterior nudity, necking to nudity, and changing clothes in a car really drained the starting 100 points in Sex/Homosexuality. Only one instance of teen drinking (and drinking of any kind) was noted. But with all the unholy manipulations and attacks PLUS all the uses of God's name in vain with and without the four letter expletive all but erased all available starting points in Offense to God.

FINDINGS / SCORING: The Rge: Carrie 2 (1999) CAP Thermometers

Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • asinine act of a mother to protect her daughter
  • graphic killing of a dog
  • terrorizing a girl
  • invasive graphic flashbacks
  • shoplifting
  • a father hitting open-handed his daughter in the face
  • a drowning death

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • 11 uses of the most foul of the four letter word vocabulary
  • 29 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • a mother smacking her daughter's face with a wet paint brush
  • lies to deflect accountability
  • talk of suicide as 'big deal'
  • planning cover up and wrong-doings
  • vulgar coach
  • antagonizing school yard occupants with raw eggs
  • locker room argumentation
  • police corruption to prevent righteous prosecution
  • planning weekend while parents are away
  • sneaking out of bedroom window

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • adult underwear
  • suggestive eye movement by an adolescent
  • arrogant admission of immoral sex
  • high school girls wearing clothes to maximize the female form, leg exposure, and ghosting of female anatomy through clothes
  • petting on school grounds
  • sexual innuendo
  • sexual intercourse both clothed and unclothed
  • camera angle to focus viewer on private regions of the human body
  • male posterior nudity
  • vulgar phone call
  • lengthy sequence of teen girl in a bath towel
  • locker room nudity
  • necking in a car with talk of sex
  • necking to nudity
  • teen underwear
  • changing clothes in a car
  • open mouth kissing

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • teen drinking

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • 5 uses of God's name in vain, 1 with and 4 without the four letter expletive
  • tattoos (Lev. 19:28 " Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.")
  • Satanic symbol (Tau cross)
  • unholy manifestations and manipulations
  • horned demon masks to hide truth (identity)
  • many deaths by unholy manipulations
  • asking God for death
  • graphic demon manifestation

    Murder/Suicide (M)(3):
  • graphic suicide from fall into car windshield

    (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 is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the three/four letter word vocabulary is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication. As required of the Holy Scriptures, unless God's name is used with reverence to His glory and praise, its use is considered in vain, whether literal or euphemistic.

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

    Additional reviews of this movie may be located at "Movie Review Query Engine at Telerama."

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