Logan may have grossed $619 million worldwide and been lauded by the critics, but this didn’t stop people in the UK from complaining about it in 2017.
A recent report from Screen Geek has revealed that the British Board of Film Classification received 20 complaints, which centered around the film’s brutal violence – which was felt too strong for a 15 certificate movie.
On page 10 of the BBFC’s annual report, however, they stood by their decision for the movie to be rated 15:
Logan generated the largest amount of public feedback in 2017, with twenty complaints received. This is a relatively small number compared to films in previous years, some of which have attracted between forty and fifty complaints. Members of the public who wrote in felt that the film’s violence was too strong for a 15 classification and would have been more appropriately placed at 18. However, the BBFC Classification Guidelines permit strong violence at 15 provided it does not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. While the violence in Logan is strong and frequently bloody, it is also rapidly edited with a focus on action rather than sadism. The film’s fantastical setting and super-powered central character further distances the violence from reality, allowing the issue to be acceptable at 15.
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