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THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS! [2D]

THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS! <span>[2D]</span> artwork

THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS! [2D]

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 87m 57s

Release date 28/03/2012

BBFCInsight Contains very mild language, violence, threat and innuendo

Genre(s) Adventure, Animation, Comedy

Director(s) Peter Lord

Cast includes Hugh Grant (voice), Martin Freeman (voice), Brian Blessed (voice), Brenden Gleeson (voice), Lenny Henry (voice), Salma Hayek (voice), Jeremy Piven (voice), David Tennant (voice), Ashley Jensen (voice), Imelda Staunton (voice), Russell Tovey (voice)

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 18/03/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS! is an animated feature about Pirate Captain and his crew who encounter Charles Darwin and learn that their parrot Polly is the last remaining dodo, a discovery which Pirate Captain hopes will earn him the coveted Pirate of the Year award. The film was classified 'U' and contains very mild language, violence, threat and innuendo.

The film contains one use each of the words 'arse' and 'crap'. The BBFC's Guidelines at 'U' allow 'Infrequent use only of very mild bad language'. In the comic context in which the language is used, and in the manner in which it is delivered, these examples fall within the allowance at 'U'.

The violence is mild and mostly takes the form of slapstick routines. One character, Cutlass Liz, is shown several times stabbing sideways off-screen at other pirate victims who then groan and fall over. But there is never any blood or sight of injury or any other sense of suffering in this series of comic moments. In one sequence Pirate Captain is sentenced to be executed and kneels with his neck on a block while a masked executioner swings an axe down towards him. However, the execution is stopped at the last moment and Pirate Captain is unharmed. Jokes frequently accompany the moments of violence and threat, ensuring the action is never too intense and that the tone remains light. It is all within Guidelines at 'U' which allow 'Mild violence only. Occasional mild threat or menace only'.

The film also contains mild sexual innuendo, such as a scientist admitting that his invention is mainly useful for "looking down ladies' tops" and Charles Darwin regretting that he may die "without reaching second base with a lady". In one scene Pirate Captain encounters a ship of naturists, with nudity covered by props, and a 'plague' ship where a character's arm drops off.

Parents can find additional information about the content of this film if they visit www.pbbfc.co.uk.

Details

Title Information
2D
Distributor(s)
Sony Pictures Releasing
Classified date(s)
20/02/2012
Main language
English
Submitted run time
87m 57s
Approved footage
7915+8
BBFC reference
CFF280780
Registration number
CFJ25362

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