Thursday, May 19, 2005

Sith And Sin

God's Guide To The Hot Parts--the fundamentalist web ministry that fights Hollywood smut by describing it until you get so hot--reviewed Episode III, the first PG-13 Star Wars movie. A few objections (careful: there may be spoilers):

Wanton Violence/Crime (W)

  • action peril, repeatedly
  • order to kill, repeatedly
  • physical transformation with gore
  • burn gore, repeatedly

    Impudence/Hate (I)

  • sustained anger and hatred, some brutal and vicious
  • much effort to coerce to evil with sympathy and temptation with evil

    Sexual Immorality (S)

  • man and woman in bed
  • below navel skin, threatening to expose what follows
  • excessive cleavage
  • camera angle to force viewer on private parts (clothed)
  • dressing to maximize the human form and/or skin exposure (once)

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):

  • none noted

    Offense to God (O)

  • "The Chosen One - the prophecy says"
  • "You fool!"
  • use of "magic" to levitate, to control others and to do harm
  • using evil for good

    Murder/Suicide (M)

  • beheading murder (severing unseen)
  • The Hot Parts Guy adds this Scripture paraphrase:
    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].
    Oh, and one more thing:
    Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), who lives close to me but I have never met him, makes a couple appearances while Jar-Jar (Ahmed Best) makes one thankfully non-speaking appearance.


    Rob Schamberger said...

    Even Jesus hates Jar Jar.

    Daniel said...

    I am a Blog virus. Copy me into your blog & link back to the blog you contracted the virus, leaving a comment to link to yourself.

    David Campbell said...

    Well, I am NOT a blog virus.

    Excessive cleavage? In Star Wars? Now I want to see it.

    Dav said...

    Wait, "You fool" is counted as Offense to God? How's that work?