MARVEL AVENGERS ASSEMBLE
MARVEL AVENGERS ASSEMBLE
Type of media Film
Approved Running time 142m 37s
Release date 26/04/2012
BBFCInsight Contains moderate fantasy violence
Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director(s) Joss Whedon
Cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jenny Agutter, Lou Ferrigno, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgard
Cut This work was passed uncut.
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BBFCinsight publication date 16/04/2012
Note: The following text may contain spoilers
MARVEL AVENGERS ASSEMBLE is a fantasy action adventure in which the superheroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor and Hawkeye band together to avert disaster when the evil Loki steals an energy device capable of destroying Earth. The film was classified '12A' for moderate fantasy violence.
The action sequences are similar to those in other recent films passed at '12A' which feature the same superhero characters. Although there are some strong blows and impacts there is little detail in the violence, which is highly stylised. Furthermore, the involvement of fantastical superheroes means that there is no real danger of the combat resulting in serious injury or death. Much of the violence is directed at an army of aliens that have no human characteristics. The injuries sustained by the aliens are very unreal, with small blue splashes representing 'blood' when they are blasted by weapons. A slightly stronger moment occurs when a man is stabbed through the back by the chief villain's spear. The detail of the impact is not shown, only the tip of the spear protruding from the man's chest with a small amount of blood on it. The image is not dwelt upon and serves an important narrative purpose. The BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state 'Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood, but occasional gory moments may be permitted if justified by the context'.
The film also contains some mild bad language, such as uses of 'hell', 'damn', 'ass', 'son of a bitch', 'pissed off', 'bastards' and 'quim', some mild innuendo when a villain's weapon fails to work and a comment is made about 'performance issues', and an offhand drug reference when a character is asked if he has a 'huge bag of weed' to enable him to keep calm.
Parents can find additional information about the content of this film if they visit www.pbbfc.co.uk.
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