Deadpool Tops 2016 List of Most Complained about Film in UK

Posted 2017/07/18 0 0

2016's most complained about movies to the BBFC? Deadpool, Suicide Squad and Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children...


The British Board of Film Classification has released its annual report, which includes a section on the movies that audiences have written to them to complain about, specifically when they think that the certificate is wrong. According to the report, the superhero film Deadpool, that stars Ryan Reynolds, received more complaints than any other film released in 2016. The Marvel comic adaptation by Tim Miller met disapproval for strong language, sexual references and bloody violence, despite proving to be such a hit, garnering an 84% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The annual report reveals that the Marvel movie received 51 complaints. The majority of complaints about Deadpool were over the 15 rating, which meant that young children could not see it. The report defended the film's 15 certificate in the UK, noting that the violence was "strong and frequently bloody" but "this often occurs during fast-paced action sequences with little focus on detail".

It added that the sex references were often "comic verbal quips or innuendo". Due to its 15 certification, the sex references and explicit language were deemed acceptable.

Suicide Squad, another hit anti-superhero thriller, generated 30 complaints related to “moderate violence”, while children’s movie Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children received 20 complaints from people who found it “too scary”.

The report also revealed that the number of films released in 2016 was the highest since 1957 thanks largely to Netflix which released more than any other outlet.

Filming is currently underway for Deadpool 2 - Ryan Reynolds revealed in June that Hunt for the Wilderpeople star Julian Dennison has joined the cast. The movie is being directed by David Leitch from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and also stars Morena Baccarin, T.J Miller, Leslie Uggams and Josh Brolin. It is set for release in cinemas on 1 June 2018.