Wanton Violence/Crime (W) - 30 out of 100
Content this investigation area found consisted mostly of views of dead bodies, some quite graphic. Other matters of the violent nature included demonstration of hysteria, zombie-like behaviors, screaming and talk of people clawing themselves with a witness asking "Is that blood?" Jullian tried to kill himself by slashing his wrists but it was not seen as fatal so this attempted suicide was incorporated into Wanton Violence/Crime rather than Murder/Suicide (as an ex-medic I can tell you slashing the wrists is typically not likely to cause death). Only successful acts of murder and/or suicide are incorporated into Murder/Suicide.
One other attempt to kill one's self was old Mrs. Jones (Betty Buckley) banging her head against the outside wall of her home then crashing her head, face first, graphically through a glass window. Though she died later off screen her death was not seen and was thus considered violence rather than suicide. [Ex 20:13]
Impudence/Hate (I) - 76 out of 100
Surprisingly enough for a R-rated film, the profanity was kept down to five uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary. [2 Tim. 2:16 - 17, Col. 3:8] The atypically light profanity, Alma's lie to cover up her adulterous relationship with Joey and two adolescents asking nosy questions of Elliot about Alma were all that could be found applicable to the Impudence/Hate investigation area.
About Alma's lie. So many of us seem to think a little white lie is okay every once and again. Like, what's the harm? Everyone does it! Well, Jesus didn't. And God is rather harsh in His Word about lying. He warns that "all liars", unforgiven liars anyway, will not make it to Heaven. [Rev. 21:8]
Sexual Immorality (S) - 97 out of 100
Sexually suggestive content was limited to short skirts and dresses worn by high school adolescents. "What!? A short skirt/dress is in violation of Scripture?" Yes. Such attire is only to increase the amount of skin displayed, especially when sitting down or crossing the legs. A young girl was able to get John the Baptist's head in a charger by showing some skin. [Mark 6:22]
Drugs/Alcohol (D) - 100 out of 100
There were no noted uses of illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, tobacco or abuse of prescription drugs.
Offense to God (O) - 59 out of 100
The content applicable to the Offense to God investigation area included five uses of God's name in vain six times without the four letter expletive plus once with it. Also applicable to this investigation area includes the beginnings of an adulterous relationship Alma had with Joey (the voice of M. Night Shyamalan himself).
The story boasts a fantastically extreme reasoning about plant life being able to selectively launch attacks on mankind. God did not give us this planet to serve or to be subordinate to, but to use as we need. That, of course, does not include abuse of it as is mentioned in the film. He gave the Earth to us to be good stewards of it and its resources, for which we indeed are failing. [Gen. 1:27 - 30]
In addition, as is typical of Hollywood, faith in Jesus is vilified by portraying a "crazy woman" repeating a fragment of a Bible verse while walking backwards like a zombie. [Luke 6:22]
Murder/Suicide (M) - Zero out of 100
If someone kills others as he kills himself is it murder of the others? We think so. Therefore, the deaths of the three passengers caused by the Jeep driver killing himself is considered murder.
There were at least 37 suicides in this 127-minute film. Some were very graphic and some were off screen but many were dangerously realistic. The first was the young lady as she impaled her own neck with the hair pin with the viewer witnessing the pin piercing her neck. Four were seen hanging by the neck. One rigged a large lawn tractor to chop himself up. One case was a murder/suicide as a driver slammed his Jeep into a tree with four others in the car with him. One guy committed suicide by letting a lion attack him as the viewer watches the lion rip the man's arms off. As I said, "... deeply equivalent to R-rated films in Murder/Suicide." Though this film is equivalent to some PG-13 films in the comparative baseline database does not mean PG-13 films are acceptable. [Ex 20:13]