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Irish People Made Some Pretty Gas Complaints About Films Released Last Year

By Sarah

May 1, 2018 at 10:02am


We're a tough bunch to please when it comes to entertainment, eh? 

At the start of the year the BAI released a list of complaints Irish people made about radio (our fave? One about a documentary which said that "tips were provided to 12 to 14 year olds on how to pre-drink, either by topping up parents stock with water or asking an older teen to purchase alcohol in an off-license.")

And now the Irish Film Classification Office (IFCO) complaints from 2017 are rolling in. And they're golden. 

The IFCO received a total of 25 complaints last year, including a request to ban superhero flick Logan "to protect the flagging morals that are left in our country", The Irish Independent reports.

The US comedy Why Him? had three complaints, one of which reference the use of sexual language, with the complainant writing: "There is one scene in particular which describes a sexual practice which I myself had not heard of until a few years ago (I am 43).

"If you're unfamiliar with the term, I suggest if you are looking it up to maybe not Google image search if it's early in the morning."

A man also complained about the the nudity of a naked male corpse in Baywatch, saying he went to see the film with his wife and teenage daughter and that "in all my years of going to the movies, I have never seen male genitalia shown up close on more than one occasion."

The IFCO also received correspondence from a 10-year-old boy who asked the film classifiers to change the rating of Alien: Covenant so that he'd be allowed to see it, promising the IFCO that he could "handle" violence, gore and mature themes.

The film classifier replied to the boy, saying: "You sound like a big movie fan, so I know you'll find some other good movies you can attend instead."

A parent even complained about The Jungle Bunch, an animated kid's movie, saying they had walked out of cinema because of the "amount of death and threat" throughout which included "illegal fight-club scenes… human rights abuses, taking animals as slaves… all in an exceptionally poor movie".

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