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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

It may be centuries since anyone has taken seriously the power of the Greek Gods. Yet for Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman), their myths are about to become his reality when he gets caught in an ongoing feud between Zeus (Kevin McKidd) and Hades (Steve Coogan), and the mysterious disappearance of Zeus' lightning bolt. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 116
Theater Release: 12 Feb 2010
Video Release: 29 Jun 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Why is Percy reluctant to take on his role as the son of Poseidon? Is it sometimes difficult to live up to parental or familial expectations?

Why does Percy’s mentor Chiron (Pierce Brosnan) believe training is so important? What life skills can teens practice before leaving home to help them be more prepared for adulthood?

What challenges of single parenting are portrayed in this film? What sacrifices does Percy’s mother make for him? How does Percy show his devotion for his mother?

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is based on a novel by Rick Riordan.

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