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SPY KIDS - ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD [2D]

SPY KIDS - ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD <span>[2D]</span> artwork

SPY KIDS - ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD [2D]

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 88m 54s

Release date 19/08/2011

BBFCInsight Contains mild fantasy action violence

Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Children

Director(s) Robert Rodriguez

Cast includes Jessica Alba, Antonio Banderas, Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega, Mason Cook, Rowan Blanchard

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 09/08/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SPY KIDS – ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD is the latest in the series of comedy action-adventure films, which this time features a brother and sister who are unaware their stepmother is a former top secret agent. When she is recalled to stop a villain who plans to speed up time and hasten the end of the world, the two children find themselves joining her as the latest recruits to the agency's Spy Kids Division. The film was classified 'PG' for mild fantasy action violence.

The film contains a series of action set-pieces in which the children, and other characters, face threats from sources such as gigantic floating clock parts, science fiction-style weapons, and being chased by villains on flying skateboards. The children are able to respond to the danger with gadgets and elaborate weapons of their own, as well as by using the sister's skills in constructing booby traps. The fantastical nature of these encounters and their invariably comic consequences mean the action has an exciting 'rollercoaster' quality, rather than presenting the children as being in any realistic danger. Focus is placed on their bravery and resourcefulness and there is no detail of injuries. Although one scene features some powerful blows and kicks being delivered by an adult character to a gang of villains, there is little detail. Both the threat and the mild fantasy action violence accord with the terms of the BBFC's Guidelines at 'PG' which state 'Frightening sequences should not be prolonged or intense. Fantasy settings may be a mitigating factor' and 'Moderate violence, without detail, may be allowed, if justified by its context (for example, history, comedy or fantasy)'.

The film also contains some very mild language, such as uses of 'butthead' and some wordplay on the phrase 'shittake mushrooms', which has been a running joke through all the SPY KIDS films. There is also mild rude humour, with jokes about 'puking', 'farting' and 'pooping', including a scene in which a robot dog is shown, without detail, expelling ball bearings from its rear end. This helps the children to escape from those who are chasing them, with the ball bearings knocking over their pursuers in a slapstick fashion. The rude humour is light-hearted in nature and will be accompanied in cinemas by the provision of 'scratch-and-sniff' cards for the audience to activate when cues appear on the screen at the appropriate moment.

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

Details

Title Information
2D
Also known as
SPY KIDS 4D - ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD
Distributor(s)
Entertainment Film Dists Ltd
Classified date(s)
11/08/2011
Main language
English
Submitted run time
88m 54s
Approved footage
8001+0
BBFC reference
BFF280346
Registration number
CFJ24079

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