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RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2011)

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES <span>(2011)</span> artwork

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2011)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 103

Release dates 12/12/2011, 11/08/2011

BBFCInsight Contains intense threat and moderate violence

Genre(s) Science Fiction, Action, Drama

Director(s) Rupert Wyatt

Cast includes James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, Andy Serkis

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 01/08/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is a prequel to the original science-fiction film series, showing how primates gained intelligence and rose up against the captivity imposed on them by humans. The film was classified '12' for scenes of intense threat and some moderate violence.

There are a number of sequences in which apes go on the rampage, against captivity generally and humans specifically. The threat to the human population from these powerful and dangerous creatures is made very apparent as they demolish property and as people flee in panic. The BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state 'Moderate physical and psychological threat may be permitted, provided disturbing sequences are not frequent or sustained'. For the most part, these threatening sequences are not sustained and there are moments of reassurance, both when humans intervene and when the apes begin to form a sense of the differences between right and wrong and between justice and injustice. This gives the film a sense of hope that mitigates the scenes of chaos of mayhem.

During the scenes of chaos, there are some moments of violence. The Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state 'Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood'. While the apes do attack humans, it is evident that some restraint is being used as few humans are seen to be killed unless the apes are acting in self defence. On these occasions, the killings are lacking detail and, in most cases, the victims are clearly bad guys. Where there is some bloodshed, such as when the main ape bites off the finger of a man he thinks is attacking his 'Grandfather', it is brief and not emphasised.

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

Trailer

Details

Title
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Also known as
THEATRICAL TRAILER - CUT VERSION,RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES - INTERNATIONAL TRAILER G (LOOK FOR IT),RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (TRAILER B),RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (TRL. E),RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: THEATRICAL TRAILER
Year
2011
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.,20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
13/10/2011
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF279149

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