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Solaris (2002), PG-13
Viewing Date: November 29, 2002
CAP Score: NA
CAP Influence Density: NA

MinMax: NA

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If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary likely using a mix of KJV and NIV.

Solaris (PG-13) -- Commentary only

I dozed off a couple times in Solaris so I will not be calculating the scoring for it since I missed an unknown number of minutes of some of the likely attacks on morality and ethics. But I will let you know that this, yet another PG-13, which is sure to be an R-13, contains full nudity with inappropriate touch in the act of foreplay, intercourse with nudity and other instances of nudity with additional examples of long-sequence intercourse. It presented the most foul of the foul words [Col. 3:8] plus God's name in vain WITH the four letter expletive [Deut. 5:11].

It seems a psychiatrist, who "caused" his wife's suicide by disapproving of her aborting their baby without even telling him about it, was given back his wife while orbiting a space station around Solaris. Knowing the apparition that looked like his wife was fake since she was dead, was millions of miles away and did not come with him on the trip, he killed her. Then she returned again. Then the matters got sexual again as he submitted to the pleasures provided by whatever it was that brought her back.

It was slow and uneventful. Much like 2001: A Space Odyssey. And, from what I saw, it was quite full of sexual immorality [Gal. 5:19]. And it is there for your 13 year olds and younger. In the minds of the MPAA anyway, which have apparently become morally brain dead. Maybe this is what the MPAA is trying to teach our children? Whether intentional or not, they are teaching such behavior is acceptable by example. And since they tell your kids (whether intentional or not) that such entertainment programming is acceptable for 13 year old kids, they are uspurping you through dissonance. With whom do you think your 13 year olds kids are most likely to side? That which "everybody else" gets to see or what you think is best for them? Dissonance is one of the greatest victory tools available. Satan has been using it for years. He has used it to convince a lot of people he does not exist. He has used it to convince a lot of people God does not exist. He has used it to convince a lot of people God's Word is optional and debatable. He has convinced a lot of people that it is okay to have sex outside of and before marriage. He has convince a lot of people .......


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  • Col. 3:8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
  • Deut. 5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain [shav' {shawv}: emptiness, nothingness, vanity]: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. [With or without the four letter expletive, the use of God's name in any way other than respect, reverence or thoughtful discussion is in vain. That includes the popular three syllable sentence with His name trailing it.]
  • Gal. 5:19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;

    ***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]. [I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • 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] 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.

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • NA

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • NA

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • NA

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • NA

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • NA

    Murder/Suicide (M)(3):
  • NA

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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 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.

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    (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 in vain is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the four letter expletive is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication.

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

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