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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / COMMENTARY:
"Ravenous" (R) -- for human flesh. A movie of cannibalism -- nothing more, nothing less. And if you watch only the first 87 minutes of this 101 minute movie like I, you will see an actor carve a piece of meat from the leg of a dead man and eat it. And you will hear how eating human flesh is addicting like a narcotic; that doing so gives you strength and virility and it will heal your wounds -- and it will resurrect your dead body.
A violently invasive movie indeed. Flashbacks to battle gore and horrors freckle the choreography -- gore that competes well with "Saving Private Ryan." You will see guns all over the place (early American military weaponry) with control at gunpoint, graphic injuries, knife attacks with oozing wounds, and jumping off a cliff as an escape maneuver. You will also gaze into the open eyes of a dead man -- more than once -- and will see five freshly-stripped skeletons hanging from the roof of a cave.
And you will see drinking and drunkenness, insane and perverted behavior, murder by evisceration of intestines. You will be inundated with gutted dead men, lustful licking of blood, and nudity. At this point I doubt that continuing with telling you of the real contents of the film would improve your grasp of this movie.
FINDINGS / SCORING:
NOTE: Multiple occurrence of each item described below may be present in the movie.
Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
flashes to extremely graphic battle gore and horrors
graphic knife attacks
dead man grabbing a live man
jump off a cliff as an escape maneuver
insane, perverted behavior
skeletons freshly stripped of their flesh
bloody dead body with its eyes starring at the viewer
(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.