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(2010), PG-13 [Hard R-13*] (1hr 16min)

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December 13, 2010
December 14, 2010

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(While the Scriptural references are certainly not subjective, my commentary may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

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

(2010), PG-13 [Hard R-13*] ... celluloid cyanide

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US):Regency Enterprises, Road Rebel
Distribution (US): 20th Century Fox Film Corp.
Director(s): Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Producer(s): Jason Friedberg, Jerry P. Jacobs, Peter Safran, Aaron Seltzer
Writing Credits: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Cinematography/Camera: Shawn Maurer
Music: Christopher Lennertz, William A. Elliott
Art Direction: Kevin Hardison
Viewed on Fox Home Entertainment DVD

If Hollywood thinks this flick in any way represents the American teen then Hollywood must think the American teen is little more than a licentious, empty-headed slave of immorality focused below the belt. This film is an insult to any right-thinking, level-headed teen and is without entertainment value whatsoever. It was not only a drag to view but actually a chore to calculate the analysis. Just take a quick look at the scoring distribution over the six investigation areas. Which areas earned the lowest scores due to content? Yup! Sex and foul language (impudence).

I will, up front, violate my own policy and recommend you not see and not let your teens see this celluloid cyanide. If you have come to this page to see a breakdown of the story line or plot, you have come to the wrong place. I will not take the time to try to glean from the film that which likely does not exist. I will, however, give you the line by line breakdown of the content (the Findings/Scoring section) just so you will know without having to set through 76 minutes of often vulgar nonsense. I don't even like writing the title. I almost deleted the offensive word from the title art and herein but decided against doing so due to copyright infringement. I may be offended by the use of such a word in the way it is used because I know what the original use of the word meant.

The "plot", as it were, was very loosely based on a concoction of snippets from the Twilight saga films. Characters were roughly paralleled with characters of the Twilight saga films as were support features with "names changed." For example, Bella was renamed "Becca" (Jenn Proske). The Cullens were called "Sullens." The town was Sporks rather than Forks. Alice was "Iris" (Kelsey Ford). Charlie was "Frank" (Diedrich Bader - 'Jethro' of Beverly Hillbillies™, 1993) and was the Sheriff of Sporks rather than the Chief of Police. And so on. The Volturi were there but were in force at the high school prom instead of in Italy.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W) - Zero out of 100
Violence, comic violence though it was, appeared for the most part as physical brutality toward others such as a shovel to the face and beatings with dismemberment. Some violence content appeared as vampires trying to get to Becca's blood, multiple stabbings and gore. There is more but if you want to know please look to the itemized listing in the Findings/Scoring section. Please understand that violence can beget violence whether the initiating violence is "comic" or not. [Prov. 16:29]

Impudence/Hate (I) - Zero out of 100
Amidst a plethora of content demonstrations against noble and wholesome behavior [Prov. 15:4, 1 Pet. 5:6] comes profanity spoken mostly by adolescent characters [Col. 3:8] clearly as a content intent though not as thick as in many PG-13 films ...

Sexual Immorality (S) - Zero out of 100
... but as with most PG-13 films the content is obviously targeted at demonstrating sexually immoral matters such as characters fondling themselves, talk and planning of immoral sexual intercourse, satires of sadomasochism and more. [Mark 7:18- 23, Prov. 30:30, Gal. 5:19]

Drugs/Alcohol (D) - 74 out of 100
Becca's father offers her some illegal drugs. Drinking and booze are there but not as much as in many PG-13 films. But in how many films is too many? Let the American College of Physicians tell you.

A 2002 study by the American College of Physicians (ACP) revealed that adolescent exposure to drinking in and as entertainment undeniably leads to abuse of alcohol among underage viewers. The finding entitled Relation Between Parental Restrictions on Movies and Adolescent Use of Tobacco and Alcohol reports that of 4544 youths from grades 5 through 8 of fifteen Vermont and New Hampshire middle schools (90% of the youths were under fourteen years old) only 16% were completely restricted in their entertainment diets. Within the ACP study population, the prevalence of having tried alcohol without parental knowledge was

• 46% for those with no viewing restrictions
• 16% for those with partial viewing restrictions
• four percent for those with complete viewing restrictions.

The researchers selected R-rated movies because they assumed R-rated movies typically present more drinking than movies of other classifications. This assumption is no longer true. The researchers were not aware of the matter of R-13 proven by this ministry in 2000 with which Harvard University researchers agreed four years later. The bottom line? Regardless of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) classification the focus is that the emboldening influence of adolescent exposure to drinking (and smoking) in and as entertainment is undeniable. [Eph. 5:18]

Offense to God (O) - 4 out of 100
God's name is spoken in vain 6 times, also mostly by teen characters, once with the four letter expletive by an adult. [Deut. 5:11] Vampirism is presented throughout.

Murder/Suicide (M) - 100 out of 100
There were no murders or suicides noted throughout the 76 minutes of program time. There were attempted murders and defensive killing (incorporated into the Wanton Violence/crime investigation area) but no murders.


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  • Prov. 16:29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. [The issue is the violence, the 'way that is not good' no matter how "small" or "justified" the violence might seem, and its "leading" effect on the observer. "A violent man" ["man" here is enowsh {en-oshe"}: man (collective), mortal, person, mankind; contracted for iysh {eesh}: whosoever, each] can be any character of any age, any gender, human or not since the cinematic display is at the hands men and women, in the act of committing (demonstrating in the case of entertainment) violent behavior/action whether for good or evil or the violent behaviors/actions themselves. Such exposure can and does embolden the viewer into aggression, especially youth. It took years for American professional health community to finally affirm, probably without knowing it, that which God told us in 1 Cor. 15:33 below. See also Joint Statement on the Impact of Entertainment Violence on Children: Congressional Public Health Summit for more information. Further, God speaks darkly of violence 56 times in the Old and New Testament of the KJV.]
  • Col. 3:8 But now ye also put off [rid yourself of] all these; anger, wrath, malice [kakia: ill-will, desire to injure, wickedness, depravity, evil, trouble, not ashamed to break laws, etc.], blasphemy [blasphemia: impious and reproachful speech injurious to divine majesty], filthy communication [aischrologia:foul speaking, low and obscene speech] out of your mouth.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil [kakov: of a bad nature, not such as it ought to be] communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Prov. 15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. [Breach: sheber {shay' -ber}: breaking, fracture, crushing.]
  • 1 Pet. 5:5-6 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
  • Mark 7:18 - 23 "Are you so dull?" he asked. "Don't you see that nothing that enters a man from the outside can make him 'unclean'? For it doesn't go into his heart but into his stomach, and then out of his body." [In saying this, Jesus declared all foods "clean."] He went on: "What comes out of a man is what makes him 'unclean.' For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean.'"]
  • Prov. 30:20 This is the way of an adulteress [or adulterer]: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, 'I've done nothing wrong.' [Though this verse uses "adulteress" to make its point, the heart of the matter is the arrogance of "What's the big deal!" or "It's the 21st century" defense of sexual immorality (or any other wrong-doings). This verse makes an 'adulter/ess' of many filmmakers and performers, thinking they can demonstrate moral impurity then eat and wipe their mouths and say they have done no wrong.]
  • Gal. 5:19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
  • Eph. 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. [Since "drunk" is methusko {meth-oos'-ko}: to intoxicate; make drunk; to get drunk; become intoxicated, "wine" can be any intoxicating substance including illegal drugs or abuse of prescription drugs. The issue is do not abuse the body by intoxicating it [1 Cor. 6:19]. Though it is not a sin to drink, it is a sin to get drunk OR to influence to get drunk OR to drink in defiance such as underage drinking.
  • 1 Cor. 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
  • Deut. 5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain. [Vain is shav {shawv}: emptiness, nothingness, vanity, such as an expletive. With or without the four letter expletive, the use of God's name in any way other than in prayer, with respect or reverence or in responsible discussion is in vain. That includes the popular three syllable sentence with His name trailing it AND the misuse of Jesus' name or title. So, trying to excuse such expressions with "I was talking TO God/Jesus when I said that" or "It's just words" or "I was acting" or "I was quoting" will not work with God.]

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Jer. 37:9 This is what the LORD says: Do not deceive yourselves, thinking, 'The Babylonians [the destroyers from within] will surely leave us.' They will not!
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences and present it to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • 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 [kakov: of a bad nature, not such as it ought to be] 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 us], 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 one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto 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 {skan-dal-id'-zo} - scandalize; 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.]
  • 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 objective heart of the CAP Analysis Model, independent of and insulated from the Summary / Commentary section.)

    VAMPIRES RULE/suck (2010) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W) - Zero out of 100
  • shovel hit to face
  • multiple beatings with shovels, boards and more
  • beating of man in wheelchair
  • boy hit to face of girl
  • beating
  • multiple impossible physical feats with gore and injury
  • gunfire to kill
  • picture of dead body as trophy
  • long sequence of vampires trying to get to Becca's blood
  • tantrum
  • gore, multiple
  • multiple stabbings
  • body part gore
  • flash repeat of introduction violence
  • impalement

    Impudence/Hate (I) - Zero out of 100
  • 15 uses of profanity by teens and 9 by adults
  • one use of the most foul of he foul words by an elementary school age girl
  • hatred content
  • belittlement of the American Indian
  • ridicule with assault
  • use of a baby as object of disregard
  • use of another as a shied from harm
  • flatulence
  • vulgar gesture of hate

    Sexual Immorality (S) - Zero out of 100
  • full male frontal nudity with genitals hidden by convenience object, repeatedly
  • sexual reference/talk, frequent
  • father voicing size of daughter's breasts to her
  • inflated life-sized sex doll, twice
  • teen talk of sexual past
  • homosexual insult, twice
  • offer of condoms by teen boy to teen girl
  • sexual threat with switchblade
  • two teen pairs making out in school
  • teen familiarity with sadomasochism
  • simulation of intercourse with finger in mouth
  • excess cleavage, repeatedly
  • below navel skin threatening to expose that which follows, male, multiple, repeatedly
  • fondling self, male
  • request for sex
  • daughter kick to father's privates
  • anatomical/sexual reference, repeatedly
  • dress and/or pose to maximize the female form and/or skin exposure
  • promise to participate in sexual frenzy
  • long sequence of girl in sadomasochism dress
  • father speaking of sexual conquest to daughter
  • sexual hooting
  • girl lusting after male shirtlessness, repeatedly
  • homosexual dance
  • male to male kiss

    Drugs/Alcohol (D) - 74 out of 100
  • teen expressing lust for alcoholic beverage
  • drinking
  • offer by father to daughter of illegal drug

    Offense to God (O) - 4 out of 100
  • 3 uses of God's name in vain by teen, 3 by adult plus one with the four letter expletive by adult
  • vampirism throughout plus numerous "vampire bites"
  • repeated unholy appearance/disappearance
  • Holy icon in background
  • coaching to become vampire

    Murder/Suicide (M) - 100 out of 100
  • none noted

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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 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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