Things that I/Others find offensive in films:
- Django Unchained – Racism
- Human Centipede – Creepy and unexplainable events
- Context – reasons for the offenses, satisfaction or vendetta (revenge)
- Treatment of animals
- Scary characters in kids movies and TV – The Penguin in Wallace and Grommit
- Are The BBFC part of a solution or a problem towards movies?
- “The BBC are ahead of the system in the USA. They are approachable, open and fair”.
- Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
- The BBFC have improved over their past times, but are still making inapropaite decisions today.
- The idea that adults cant be trusted to watch what they want when they want is “ridicoulus”.
- Publishers think nothing of hacking a film to make them achieve a desired rating, why remove quality over financial gain.
- The uncut version of The Women in Black is not available for any adults. Yet a 15 certifiacte version of the film has been passed, the distributors have not decided to make it available.
- The Hunger Games was a 12A on both cinema and DVD release, being a trimmed film. Yet the Blu-ray version was a 15 certificate. This is part of the complaints as Blu-ray copies cost more than a standard DVD, again winning commercially.
- A normal film with extras and commentary can require as much as £2000, something which is forced upon distributors. Everything on the disc has to be certified.
- The economics is not an issue for larger distributors, but for smaller ones it becomes very difficult.
- Just because you can take a child under 12 to a 12A viewing, doesnt necessarily mean you should.
- More parents should check out what a film contains before going to view it, then they man not be so surprised as to see what appears in the film.
- Warhorse was filled with with young children, most of who became very upset with the incidents.
- One complaint over The Vow was over a viewer, who had been advised that the film may not be of interest towards her 5 year old daughter, another member of staff asked the mother to control her daughter running around the cinema screen becuase of boredom.
- Should we have another rating? Should we have a lower 12A rating that denies children for example under 8 can view the film. This would stop inapropiate viewings and also wouldnt reduce the experience when watching the film.
- The Muman Centipede – 32 Cuts to even pass as the 18 Classification
The 12A Certificate:
- In 2013 the BBFC found out that 75% of the population understood that the 12A rating is generally for children 12 and over, but can also go when accompanied by ann adult.
- The BBFC saw a rise in the number of 12A films released during 2013, with 87 more films classified 12A in 2013 compared to 2012.
- The BBFC also carried out their latest large scale public consultation in 2013, which showed 92% of recent film viewers agreed with BBFC age ratings for films and videos they had seen recently.
- Children develop at different rates and while one child may understand the issues in a particular 12A film, another child may find the film distressing.
Pros for Parents:
- They are able to take thier children to more viewings, staying together as a family.
- They viewing will provide them with a sense of security.
- The children are watching a film that may be more towards the childs genre tastes. More action, horror etc.