UK’s Most “Complained-About” Movie in 2022 Was “The Batman” – But Why?

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By Black Widow

The Batman Tops Complaints List

The British Board of Film Classification’s annual report reveals that The Batman received the highest number of complaints in the UK last year, with most concerns revolving around its 15 rating due to “strong threat and violence.”

Dark and Bleak Vision of Batman’s Gotham City

The report describes The Batman as presenting a dark and bleak portrayal of Gotham City, featuring a detective team-up to solve gruesome murders with sadistic devices used on victims before their death.

Doctor Strange 2 and Minions: The Rise of Gru Also Draw Complaints

Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness garnered nine complaints, primarily concerning its horror elements under a 12A rating. Minions: The Rise of Gru faced nine complaints due to scenes of violence considered too strong for a U rating.

The BBFC’s annual report sheds light on the most complained-about movies in the UK in 2022. With Batman topping the list, its dark and violent portrayal of Gotham City sparked the majority of concerns. Doctor Strange 2 and Minions: The Rise of Gru also faced complaints over their ratings. As audiences continue to express their opinions, the report provides valuable insights into public perception and classification decisions in the film industry.