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(2005), PG [PG*]
Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
March 10, 2005
83 out of 100

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(This section may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary.

(2005), PG [PG*] -- ...well within the CAP scoring range earned by PG movies...

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Blue Sky Studios, Fox Animation Studios
Distribution (US): Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.
Director(s): Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Producer(s): Jerry Davis, John C. Donkin, William Joyce
Written by: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Jim McClain, Ron Mita
Music: John Powell
Film Editing: John Carnochan
Casting: Christian Kaplan
Production Design: William Joyce
Art Direction: Steve Martino
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6

Why the yellow CAP Alert light for the star-studded Robots (PG)? Because PG films present content which the MPAA feels should warrant parental guidance: "brief language and suggestive humor." And that Robots does. Crude humor, toilet humor and some use of the three/four letter word vocabulary as well as some violence. Though Robots earned the yellow CAP Alert light for low scoring in Impudence/Hate (I), the final score it earned was well within the CAP scoring range earned by PG movies (86 to 68 out of 100) in the comparative baseline database.

Rodney Copperbottom (voices of Jansen Panettiere, Will Denton, Ewan McGregor) was the manufactured son of his parents, Herb and Mrs. Copperbottom (voices of Stanley Tucci, Dianne Wiest). Part of the crude (sexual innuendo) humor is here. When Rodney's parents decided to make a baby, one of Mrs. Copperbottom's comments was "Making the baby's the fun part." And that is about the caliber of the crude and toilet humor throughout. Nothing particularly invasive of morality and ethics, each instance requiring at least some experiential maturity to even fathom the implications but yet not in keeping with Phil. 4:8 or Eph. 5:4 nonetheless.

Assembled from hand-me-down parts, Rodney grew to want to be something more ... so his father would be proud of him. So, Rodney left a note for mom/dad that he was going to leave Rivet Town and go to Robot City to show Mr. Bigweld (voice of Mel Brooks) an invention Rodney made to help his father do what he does -- wash dishes.

But Mr. Bigweld, the greatest robot ever, was nowhere to be found. After gaining unauthorized entry into the immense Bigweld complex, Rodney found the brutally demanding Bigmouth Executive (Stephen Tobolowsky) had replaced Bigweld as head of the company, all at his mother's encouragement.

Bigweld was strong in providing repair parts for the aging robots in Robot City but Bigmouth Executive wanted to stop all repair parts production and go with new upgrades under the banner of "Why be you when you can be new." The fancy, shiny new upgrades were, however, not competitively priced and few could afford an upgrade. In this way, Bigmouth and his mother could rid the city of all the old robots and rake in the cash at the same time.

At Rodney's side through it all was enterprising con artist, Fender (voice of Robin Williams) and disgruntled Bigweld board member, Cappy (voice of Halle Berry) plus a ragtag group of degenerating robots, showing some of the best creativity I have seen in a long time.

Rodney came to the rescue and, being quite skilled at building things, performed repair service for the residents of Robot City. This made Rodney an enemy of Bigmouth Executive and his mother. Orders were given to kill Rodney. Yes, folks, this is not always pabulum but indeed contains some alum in places. After all it is rated PG. At times, clever. At times, morally abrasive. Please inspect carefully the listing in the Findings/Scoring section before you decide for your family at what age, if any, this film is fit.


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  • Phil. 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
  • Eph. 5:4 Eph. 5:4 "Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks." Eph. 5:3 leads into 5:4 with "...let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints." ["saints" are Christians] The NIV puts it "Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving."

    ***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 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].
  • 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 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
  • Rom. 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
  • Jude 1:4 For there are certain men* crept in unawares [secretly slipped in among you], who were before of old ordained to this condemnation [whose condemnation was written about long ago], ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness [a license for immorality], and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. [*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 were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. ["Offend": skandalizo - to entice to sin; to cause a person to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey; to cause to fall away; to be offended in one, i.e. to see in another what I disapprove of and what hinders me from acknowledging his authority. "Little ones": mikros - little;, small of age; younger which can include at-home teens].
  • Ps. 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me [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. ["Evil" includes all things that are sinful.]


    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)

    Robots (2005) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • sinister plan to overthrow
  • hitting, repeatedly
  • order to kill
  • beating to subdue
  • action sequences with dangers
  • battle sequence

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • three uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • social status insults
  • posterior in face humor
  • crude humor
  • toilet humor
  • flatulence, repeatedly

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • "Making the baby's the fun part"
  • anatomical suggestion humor
  • transsexual suggestion
  • posterior humor
  • suggestion of immodesty

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • smoking, once

    Offense to God (O)
  • none noted

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • none noted

  • Christian Long Distance



    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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