Type of media Film
Approved Running time 106m 49s
Release date 08/07/2010
BBFCInsight Contains strong violence, gory images, language and sex references
Genre(s) Action, Drama, Science Fiction
Director(s) Nimrod Antal
Cast includes Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Danny Trejo, Laurence Fishburne, Walton Goggins, Alice Braga, Derek Mears, Brian Steele, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Oleg Taktarov, Carey Jones
Cut This work was passed uncut.
BBFCinsight publication date 28/06/2010
Note: The following text may contain spoilers
PREDATORS is a sci-fi fantasy action film about a group of strangers who are dropped onto a planet as prey for alien hunters. The film was classified '15' for strong violence, gory images, language and sex references.
The strong violence, with resulting gory images, occurs between humans and aliens. It includes sight of a man being spiked through the chest and lifted up into the air, where he is seen suspended, with some bloody detail. There is also a scene in which a man's skull and spinal cord are ripped out by an alien. In the first shot it is not so clear what has happened but we then see more detail in a second closer shot. An alien's arms and head are also cut off but, rather than bloody detail, we see some green goo to indicate alien blood. Generally, the gory images are seen relatively briefly and are not focused upon. At '15', the BBFC's Guidelines state that 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. The strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable. Strong sadistic or sexualised violence is also unlikely to be acceptable'.
The film also contains a strong sex reference when an unpleasant human character, a convict, talks about taking cocaine and raping lots of women when he gets home. This is certainly a tasteless comment and is not approved of by the other characters. At '15', the Guidelines state that 'There may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour, but the strongest references are unlikely to be acceptable unless justified by context'. Finally, there are uses of strong language throughout the film. At '15', the Guidelines state that 'There may be frequent use of strong language (for example, ‘fuck’)'.
- 20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
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- 106m 49s
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