"Silly, Crass Satanism"
What You Need To Know:
TENACIOUS D is an extremely lame comedy, with over-the-top, broad performances. The broad performances are intentional, but not very funny. The movie is also extremely offensive, with almost constant foul language, strong sexual content, a pro-marijuana message, and many occult references. Although the movie spoofs satanic influences on heavy metal rock and roll music, it does nothing to counter the two protagonists' own acceptance and pursuit of such demonic influences.
(PaPaPa, OOO, AbAb, Ho, LLL, V, SS, NNN, A, DDD, MMM) Very strong pagan worldview with very strong occult and demonic content including Tarot cards, pentagrams, witchcraft, Satan (appearing as a demon with red skin and horns) conjured twice (once accidentally), and numskull wannabe rock stars admire satanic heavy metal music but movie also spoofs this wicked style of heavy metal rock and roll, plus strong anti-Christian scene mocking Christianity where boy's strict Christian family and father are upset by his interest in satanic heavy metal music and his use of four-letter words, and some homosexual allusions and references; at least 155 mostly strong obscenities, eight strong profanities, seven light profanities, and some bathroom humor and jokes involving passing gas; some comical violence such as men slide down stairway on large amplifier, Keystone Cop security guards fire guns at museum intruders, one-legged man with knife threatens two men, Satan dragged back into Hell, and two bottles tied on ropes burst when they hit man wearing football helmet; strong, usually crude sexual references, especially to male anatomy, and including references to homosexual sodomy and being a sex slave of Satan during a "rock off" with Satan; depiction of full male nudity that, while not exactly nude, leaves little to the imagination, some upper female nudity, and upper male nudity; alcohol use in bar scene; many, many drug references include many depictions of smoking marijuana, smoking marijuana is encouraged, and man accidentally eats hallucinogenic mushrooms; and, much lying, men seek fame and fortune (and sex) as rock stars, and very strong pagan immorality.
TENACIOUS D IN THE PICK OF DESTINY stars Jack Black and Kyle Gass as two wannabe rock stars, J.B. and Kyle. The two losers go in search of a guitar pick, forged from the tooth of Satan, in order to become the greatest rock band the world has known.
After an introduction to J.B. and Kyle, and how they met, the movie focuses on their search for the magical Pick of Destiny. They quickly learn that the pick rests in the rock and roll hall of fame in Sacramento, Calif. Along the way, however, Kyle’s interest in sex rather than music leads to a falling out between the two. So, J.B. must go alone to the museum, but he gets waylaid by some hallucinogenic mushrooms and a magical encounter with Bigfoot.
TENACIOUS D is an extremely lame comedy, with over-the-top, broad performances. The broad performances are intentional, but not very funny. The movie is also extremely offensive with almost constant foul language, strong sexual content, a pro-marijuana message, and many occult references. Although the movie spoofs satanic influences on heavy metal rock and roll music, it does nothing to counter the two protagonists’ own acceptance and pursuit of such demonic influences.
Satan is nothing to laugh at, but, to be fair, the movie is mocking pop culture images of Satan showing him as a demon with red skin and horns. Even so, by making light of Satan and silly Halloween-style depictions of Satan, the movie waters down biblical theology depicting Satan as a very real demonic being who has enticed many people into sin and evil. The movie not only makes light of Satan, however. It also makes light of heavy metal rockers and fans who follow Satan, or say they do. Often, these people’s statements supporting or invoking Satan are just a way of thumbing their nose at the establishment, and even at Christianity, the Bible and God, but that still makes them dangerous. In fact, speaking about Satan in this way makes young people and adults susceptible to bad theology, fallacious thinking and immoral attitudes. Therefore, please warn your family and friends away from this movie’s extremely vulgar, demonic paganism and occultism.
Of course, the Good News is that Jesus Christ has defeated Satan, and those who follow Jesus can take up the full Armor of God, including the Word of God, the Bible, to resist the Devil and make a stand against evil.