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|NOTE: The CAP Analysis Model makes no scoring allowances for trumped-up "messages" to excuse or for manufacturing of justification for aberrant behavior or imagery, or for camouflaging such ignominy with "redeeming" programming. Disguising sinful behavior in a theme or plot does not excuse the sinful behavior of either the one who is drawing pleasure from the sinful display or the practitioners demonstrating the sinful behavior. This is NOT a movie review service. It is a movie analysis service to parents and grandparents to tell them the truth about movies using the Truth. If you do not want the plot, ending, or "secrets" of a movie spoiled for you, skip the Summary/Commentary. In any case, be sure to visit the Findings/Scoring section -- it is purely objective and is the heart of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie
|"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." [Emphasis is mine] And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I aplaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our five-year 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.
|If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary likely using a mix of KJV and NIV.
SUMMARY / COMMENTARY:
*THE YARDS* (R) -- a waste of the entertainment dollar.
This is a story of business and police corruption, murder and verbal vulgarity. There is lying, male nudity, vulgar gestures, homosexual prostitution, masked intercourse, beating of women, and many other forms of cinematic ignominy. I don't remember any sunlight in the movie at all, just dark city streets and alleys with likewise poorly illuminated businesses and other dwellings. There may have been a bright scene or two, but the envelope of this movie was darkness, bitterness, and shadows [Rev. 16:10, Rom. 3:14, Ps. 11:2]. I will not bore you with any further detail and will leave your assessment of it (if you feel the need to seek further information) to the listing in the Findings/Scoring section. While this Summary/Commentary section may rightfully be and sometimes is subjective, the Findings/Scoring section is mathematically brutally objective.
1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
Rev. 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
Rom. 3:14 Their [the unrighteous and faithless] mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.
Ps. 11:2 For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.
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.
FINDINGS / SCORING:
NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below may be likely, definitely when plural.
Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
threat with knife
business based on sabotage of services
beating of a cop to avoid arrest
long cover up of crime
lawful entry leading to infirmity of resident
suggesting murder to cover up guilt
beating of a woman
illegal flight to avoid prosecution
firearm injury to head
criminal corruption of police department
accosting of a woman
death from fall caused by fight
conspiracy to commit crime
59 uses of the most foul of the foul words
eight uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
lies to cover up crime and guilt
dressing to maximize female form or skin exposure
excessive skin exposure
adult male nudity
stripping to nudity n bed
Offense to God (O)(2):
five uses of God's name in vain with the four letter expletive and two without