The BBFC reports on the most complained about movies in the UK.
Movies aren't always given a rating that the public agrees with. The most recent James Bond flick, 'Spectre', is one such example, with its 12A certification having been contested more than any other film in the UK last year for the film's gruesome depictions of torture and other violent scenes.
Spectre receives 40 complaints for violent scenes
'Spectre' has officially been labelled 2015's most complained about movie according to UK censors the British Board of Film Classification. Among some of the parts that have upset viewers is a scene featuring someone getting their eyes gouged out, as well as a bit where Christoph Waltz's character Blofeld is drilling into Daniel Craig's Bond's head.
'One scene involving an eye-gouging was slightly too strong for the company's preferred 12A classification', said the BBFC's annual report. 'We therefore suggested reductions to this scene. What remains in the classified version of the scene is a brief implication of what is happening, with only limited visual detail.'
We say it's the most complained about movie of the year, but it still only added up to 40 complaints altogether. And judging by the UK box office figures, that's a very small number indeed. 'By our standards it is quite a lot of complaints but the box office for Spectre is £94m so in context it is a tiny proportion', BBFC CEO David Austin told The Guardian.
Other films that have surprisingly been complained about are 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' starring Colin Firth and Taron Egerton, a 15-rated movie that has been attacked for its certification mainly because of a particularly brutal fight scene in a church. Also, would you believe it, 'Minions' received an influx of negative comments regarding a torture dungeon, despite the characters escaping scot-free.
'The Minions are stretched on a rack, where it is apparent that they do not come to any harm, and this develops into them slipping unharmed through a noose and playing with the gallows', the BBFC said.