WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - THE 3D MOVIE (2013)

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - THE 3D MOVIE (2013)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 85 minutes

  • Director(s): Neil Nightingale Barry Cook

  • Cast: Charlie Rowe (voice), Angourie Rice (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild threat and violence

  • Synopsis: We follow Patchi, the smallest of a litter of young Patchyrhinosaurus hatchlings, as his herd escape a forest fire and are forced to migrate South

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WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: THE 3D MOVIE is an animated children's adventure about a young dinosaur growing up.

Threat

The young dinosaurs face a variety of threats, including a forest fire and attacks by larger and more powerful carnivorous dinosaurs. There is sight of dinosaurs biting each other and one having a tooth knocked out. In one sad scene, the main character's father is killed by another dinosaur, although little detail is shown.

The film also contains some very mild rude humour, for example when the hero shelters underneath a much larger dinosaur and gets covered in dung. Some of his siblings tease him about the smell.

WADJDA (2012)

WADJDA (2012)
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  • Run time: 95 minutes

  • Director(s): Haifaa Al Mansour

  • Cast: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild sex references

  • Synopsis: Young Wadjda wants nothing more than to own a lovely bicycle, but as a female in a devout Muslim family she is not allowed.

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WADJDA is a drama about a ten year old girl who enters a Koran recitation competition at her school.

Sex

The film contains various mild references to adults having affairs, as well as general observations about relationships. A teacher announces to the entire school that "Two students were caught committing a sin" and that "No one is allowed to hold hands". However, it is never made clear what the girls are supposed to have done.

There is one use of very mild bad language. For more information about the film's language, grown-ups may visit the main BBFC website or download the BBFC app.

MAN OF STEEL (2013)

MAN OF STEEL (2013)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 143 minutes

  • Director(s): Zack Snyder

  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer

  • BBFCinsight: Contains moderate violence

  • Note to parents: Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience.

  • Synopsis: Story of Superman's early life from his birth on his home planet of Krypton, his childhood on Earth, and his battle with super-powered villains.

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MAN OF STEEL is a new version of the Superman story, covering his origins on his home planet of Krypton, his childhood on Earth, and his battle with super-powered villains from Krypton.

Violence

Early scenes in the film show the battles that took place on the planet Krypton between Superman's father and the principal villain, General Zod. These fights include some crunchy blows and some headbutts. General Zod is seen with blood trickling down his face from a cut to his temple. A fatal stabbing also occurs but this is below frame. In the second half of the film, General Zod and his allies arrive on Earth to kill Superman. They all have the same superpowers as Superman and their battles are therefore evenly matched. Nonetheless, huge destruction and devastation are inflicted on the city of Metropolis as the battling protagonists throw and punch each other, crashing into and through buildings.

Language

The film also contains some mild bad language. This mostly occurs during flashback scenes in which the young Clark Kent is being teased by a school bully.

The scenes of Clark as a baby on his home planet show the baby lying naked in his spacecraft, but the nudity is entirely natural.

THE BOOK THIEF (2013)

THE BOOK THIEF (2013)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 131 minutes

  • Director(s): Brian Percival

  • Cast: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, Joachim Paul Assbock

  • BBFCinsight: Contains scenes of emotional distress and moderate threat

  • Synopsis: THE BOOK THIEF is a drama based on the novel by Marcus Zusak. It tells the story of a young girl and her foster parents, who decide to shelter a Jewish friend during the period of Nazi control of Germany. 

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THE BOOK THIEF is a drama based on the novel by Marcus Zusak. It tells the story of a young girl and her foster parents, who decide to shelter a Jewish friend during the period of Nazi control of Germany.

Theme

In the wake of a wartime bombing raid, a child discovers some dead bodies and is clearly distressed. She cries over the bodies, pleading with them not to be dead, and cradles them briefly. There is no sight of graphic or bloody injuries.

Threat

One sequence reconstructs the events of the 1938 'Kristallnacht', showing Nazis smashing the windows of Jewish businesses, dragging Jews into the street, and kicking them as they lie on the floor. In another scene, a Jewish man is forced from his home; when another man attempts to intervene, he is pushed to the ground and is subsequently seen to have a bloodied head. Further threat occurs as Nazis are shown searching houses and marching Jewish people through the streets.

There is also some mild violence, as a young girl fights a bully in the playground, delivering some punches to his body. The bully is also seen to slap another young boy on the face. There is very brief sight of a young boy who has died as a result of an illness, with a small trickle of blood running from his nose. His body is wrapped in a blanket and then buried. There is some very mild bad language.

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FROZEN (2013)

FROZEN (2013)
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  • Run time: 108 minutes

  • Director(s): Jennifer Lee Chris Buck

  • Cast: Kristen Bell (voice), Alan Tudyk (voice), Idina Menzel (voice), Josh Gad (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat

  • Note to parents: Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience.

  • Synopsis: A young princess embarks on an icy quest to find her sister, Queen Elsa, to break the spell that is keeping their Kingdom in a never-ending Winter.

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FROZEN is an animated feature about a princess, from a kingdom where it is always winter, who is searching for her sister.

Threat

Characters become involved in adventures which place them in danger, for example being chased by a pack of wolves and being threatened by a giant snow ogre which flings soldiers around. However, the mild threat is balanced by comic moments and a focus on bravery and resourcefulness.

The film also features an evil character being punched, as well as some mild rude humour, such as a character saying, "What if he picks his nose? And eats it?".

The film is preceded by a cartoon short featuring Mickey Mouse which contains no material likely to offend or harm.

REEF 2 - HIGH TIDE (2012)

REEF 2 - HIGH TIDE (2012)
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  • Run time: 80 minutes

  • Director(s): Taedong Park Mark A.Z. Dippé

  • Cast: Drake Bell (voice), Andy Dick (voice), Frankie Jonas (voice), Rob Schneider (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild threat

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  • Synopsis: Animated sequel about a group of fish who must protect their environment from sharks.

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THE REEF 2 - HIGH TIDE is an animated sequel about a group of fish who must protect their environment from sharks.

Threat

The mild threat occurs during scenes in which the fish heroes are confronted by the sharks, who intend to feast on a 'fish buffet'. The main shark is introduced in the opening scene and he bares his teeth at the camera. The scenes in which the sharks chase the fish are not lengthy and the hero never seems in any doubt that he will survive. A dragon creature, representing the ocean's spirit, is large and roars but is fighting on the side of our heroes. As it is made of bubbles of water, there is no fire and the creature is not on screen for long.

Violence

Much of the violence is slapstick and, although the fish frequently hit each other, the fact the action is taking place in water removes any power from the blows. In one scene a shark is flung onto the deck of a ship. His skin is scratched and purple and he flaps about, before a man jabs him with a large syringe.

The film also contains some mild rude humour, with some fish belching and blowing snot bubbles.

THE MONUMENTS MEN (2014)

THE MONUMENTS MEN (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 115 minutes

  • Director(s): George Clooney

  • Cast: Matt Damon, George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, bloody injury detail, scenes of smoking

  • Synopsis: An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked with rescuing art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their owners.

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THE MONUMENTS MEN is a drama about a platoon charged with rescuing works of art during World War II.

Violence

The moderate violence occurs mainly in two scenes. The first is when a man shoots at a German soldier inside a church and is then shot himself. Although there is no detail of the bullet impact, there is blood on his clothing and on a letter that he was holding at the time. In a later scene, one of the main characters is shot in the stomach after getting caught in a fire-fight.

Injury detail

Some blood is seen on the bodies and clothing of injured soldiers in field hospitals and on those treating them.

Smoking

Smoking occurs throughout the film, with a non-smoking character encouraged to smoke in one scene.

The film also contains some mild bad language.

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THE LONE RANGER (2013)

THE LONE RANGER (2013)
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  • Run time: 150 minutes

  • Director(s): Gore Verbinski

  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter, Barry Pepper, William Fichtner, James Badge Dale, James Frain, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, Harry Treadaway

  • BBFCinsight: Contains moderate violence and injury detail

  • Note to parents: Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience.

  • Synopsis: Western following the adventures of the Lone Ranger and his friend Tonto

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THE LONE RANGER is a western, following the adventures of the Lone Ranger and his friend Tonto.

Violence

There are many battle scenes, during which characters are injured or killed with only fleeting sight of blood or injury. Characters fight with pistols, rifles, knives and tomahawks. Bladed weapons are used, to threaten and injure, though no on screen blood is shown at the moment of injury. One scene features a character repeatedly hitting another in the face, but this is in reaction to cruel taunts and the attacker swiftly realises that his actions are morally wrong.

Sex

The film contains some mild sex references, such as when a character looks through pictures of scantily clad women on playing cards. No nudity is shown.

Language

There is some mild bad language.

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CHENNAI EXPRESS (2013)

CHENNAI EXPRESS (2013)
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  • Run time: 142 minutes

  • Director(s): Rohit Shetty

  • Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone

  • BBFCinsight: Contains moderate violence and one use of bleeped strong language

  • Synopsis: Rahul, a mild mannered Delhi boy, ends up on the wrong train and meets Meena, a Tamil-speaking South Indian girl. When they end up in her village, Rahul must face off with her domineering father, as well as the brute Tangu who is betrothed to Meena.

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CHENNAI EXPRESS is a Hindi and Tamil language action comedy about a man who meets a woman on a train.

Violence

The film contains infrequent scenes of moderate violence, most notably an extended sequence in which the hero fights his main rival and some thugs. This includes people being kicked and punched, as well as people being hit with sticks and a shovel. At one point, a bottle and a metal bucket are smashed onto a man's head, and a sickle is held to a man's throat. There is some sight of bloody injuries to the hero's face and body. However, the blows are not very realistic and there isn't much emphasis on injury.

The film also contains Hindi and English uses of mild bad language. For more information about the film's language, grown-ups may visit the main BBFC website or download the free BBFC app.

THE SMURFS 2 (2013)

THE SMURFS 2 (2013)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 103 minutes

  • Director(s): Raja Gosnell

  • Cast: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild slapstick violence and very mild language

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  • Synopsis: The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel because she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs.

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THE SMURFS 2 is an animated film following the further adventures of the little blue creatures as they battle the evil wizard Gargamel.

Violence

Gargamel spends much of the film attempting to capture the Smurfs but his schemes often go wrong. When the Smurfs are threatened there is always a quick resolution and one which generally rebounds on Gargamel. At no point are the Smurfs ever shown to be genuinely in danger.

Language

The film contains some very mild bad language. For more information about the film's language, grown-ups can visit the main BBFC website or download the free BBFC app.

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