What to look out for
Remember that trailers do not always receive the same rating as the features they are advertising.
This is a trailer for the sequel to 2014's hit fantasy feature MALEFICENT, a reworking of the Sleeping Beauty story, which was rated PG. This film has also been passed at PG and contains moderate fantsy threat, mild violence and scary scenes. Disney have submitted several trailers for the film to the BBFC and all have been passed at PG. This trailer has been submitted without a category request.
Watch the trailer, make a note of the issues and suggest a category before comparing your decision and reasoning to that of a BBFC Compliance Officer.
Even if you have seen MALEFICENT, it’s possible that members of the audience might not have done. Remember that trailers do not always receive the same rating as the features they are advertising. This is because the viewing experience of trailers is different – trailers come unbidden to audiences who may have elected to see a very different kind of film.