Type of media Film
Approved Running time 132m 18s
Release date 12/07/2013
BBFCInsight Contains frequent moderate violence and one use of strong language
Genre(s) Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Director(s) Guillermo del Toro
Cast includes Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day
Cut This work was passed uncut.
- ECI information
BBFCinsight publication date 02/07/2013
Note: The following text may contain spoilers
PACIFIC RIM is a fantasy action film in which large alien creatures invade Earth and huge robot like fighting machines are piloted to fight them. It is rated 12A for frequent moderate violence and one use of strong language.
There are a number of battles between aliens and robots which primarily take place at sea. Heavy blows are landed by the robots, with the aliens fighting back using spikes and teeth which pierce the armour and, on occasion, tear off robotic limbs and metal body plates. Humans controlling the robots sustain occasional injuries and we see some blood. It is also implied that some pilots are killed. But neither the injuries nor deaths are shown with any detail. The aliens are also seen rampaging through cities, demolishing buildings, as people flee in terror. In one sequence a woman remembers a childhood experience where she is threatened by an alien and upset as she cowers from it. In another scene two characters fight, with punches and throws, but again no detail of injury.
A single use of strong language ('f**k') is used during the course of one of the battles. Other bad language includes 'bloody', 'shit', 'ass', 'bastard' and 'crap'.
No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a 12 rated video or DVD.
- Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
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- 132m 18s
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