The BBFC classifies The Rise of Skywalker as a 12A for Moderate Violence, Threat and Horror
Hot off the news that ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker‘ has been awarded its rating from the M.P.A.A comes the news that U.K fans have been waiting for as the U.K British Board Of Film Classification has decided to release its decision on the rating of the film.
In the United States, the film has received a PG-13 classification for ‘Sci-Fi Violence And Action. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the film has received a 12A classification for ‘Moderate Violence, Threat’
Unlike the American system, the B.B.F.C gives out rating info regarding their decisions and these occasionally contain spoilers. In this case, there is a minor spoiler in their info released and I will NOT give that information out in this article. However, I will give you some of the reasons behind the decision to award the film a 12A certificate. Quoting from the info on the site:
Violence | Fights with fantastical weapons include impalements and brief sight of blood.
Threat And Horror | A young woman finds herself alone amidst an arena of sinister enemies, taunted by their leader.
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This is all I shall reveal as the other information does go into spoiler territory. Nevertheless, the film does sound good and maybe a fitting ending to the entire Skywalker saga that we all hoped for. The runtime is confirmed as being 141 minutes and 41 seconds in length.
‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker‘ opens at 00.01am next Thursday in the United Kingdom and at the same time next Friday in the United States and Canada.
All I can say is…see you all on the other side after the movie!
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