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THOR [Additional material,Audio descriptive track]

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THOR [Additional material,Audio descriptive track]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 110m 3s

Release date 19/09/2011

BBFCInsight Contains moderate fantasy violence

Genre(s) Additional Production Material

Director(s) Kenneth Branagh

Cast includes Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård, Ray Stevenson, Tom Hiddleston, Rene Russo, Colm Feore

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 09/09/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THOR is a fantasy action film based on the Marvel Comics superhero. Thor is a powerful but arrogant warrior and heir to the throne of Asgard. However, his reckless actions reignite an ancient war with the Frost Giants and he is banished to Earth by Odin, his father. This gives Thor's brother, Loki, an opportunity to usurp the throne. The film was classified '12' for moderate fantasy violence.

The BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state 'Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood, but occasional gory moments may be permitted if justified by the context'. The film includes several scenes of moderate violence, including kicks, punches, and a couple of headbutts. However, the violence is generally fantastical in nature and most commonly involves either superheros or non-human characters (eg the Frost Giants). The only fight scene of note that is set in the real world occurs when Thor battles against US government agents as he attempts to recover his hammer. The blows delivered are quite heavy, featuring crunchy sound effects, but there is no discernible blood or injury detail. Sight of impacts is hidden and the action is extremely rapid, with the emphasis firmly on Thor's attempts to retrieve his magical weapon. Earlier in the film, there is a fight scene between the Asgardians and the Frost Giants, during which one of Thor's companions is stabbed through the chest with a long ice spike. The end of the spike, which is covered in blood, emerges from the man's back, after which he is carried off by his friends. However, the man recovers quickly and this brief moment of bloody detail occurs within a clearly fantastical context. The film has a generally light-hearted tone throughout and this helps to diminish the impact of the violence.

THOR also includes scenes of moderate threat. The Frost Giants, their giant ice dogs, and The Destroyer (an enchanted suit of armour) are potentially scary and intimidating. However, the threatening sequences, which are neither frequent nor sustained, are broken up by other material, including comic interludes. The film also contains some very mild language, including the terms 'dumbass', 'God' and 'hell'.

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

Details

Title
THOR
Title Information
Additional material,Audio descriptive track
Also known as
THOR WITH AUDIO DESCRIPTIVE TRACK
Year
2011
Distributor(s)
Paramount Home Entertainment (UK)
Classified date(s)
04/07/2011
Main language
English
Submitted run time
110m 3s
BBFC reference
CVF275252

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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THOR

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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