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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief


Feb 12, 2010

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Jun 29, 2010

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Chris Columbus


Logan Lerman
Kevin McKidd
Steve Coogan


2010 Twentieth Century Fox

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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.

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Why Is Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Rated PG?

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is rated PG for action violence and peril, some scary images and suggestive material, and mild language.

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In this high action teen-oriented film, hideous and mythical monsters attack characters, throw cars and attempt to inflict death. An animal is impaled with a horn. Humans engage in hand-to-hand combat with swords, knives and arrows. The battles result in bloody injuries. A female character and a monster are decapitated (no blood is shown) and the severed head of the woman is seen several times throughout the movie. Teens are nearly involved in an accident after one of them falls asleep while driving. A flame-engulfed monster throws fireballs at objects causing explosions. A teen is caught under a falling statue. Characters turn to stone. Men are shot with sleep-inducing darts. Depictions of the underworld include the sound of screaming, skeletons, huge fires and human figures engulfed in flames. Several characters are shocked with an electric volt. Some female characters discuss or endure mistreatment from men. A teen nearly drowns after being submerged in water. A young adult is attacked with a pitched fork. Characters discuss sexual relations between humans and gods. Female characters wear bikinis and scanty or low-cut clothing. A partially naked statue is briefly seen. Other brief sexual innuendo is included in the script along with infrequent profanities and song lyrics that include a reference to the underworld location. Characters eat flowers that cause drug-like effects.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence, Frightening Scenes.
AB PG Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended for Young Children
MB PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence, Frightening Scenes.
ON PG Violence.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief...

Release Date: 29 June 2010

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief releases on DVD and Blu-ray with the following bonus extras:

- 5 Extended and Deleted Scenes: The Museum   Grover Photographs Aphrodite,  Int. Pickup Truck   Grover Talks About Zeus’ daughter, Lotus Land Casino   Grover Dances, Lotus Land Casino   Percy, Annabeth and Grover Fight The Guards, and Hades’ Mansion   Hades Talks To Percy.

- Discover Your Powers Quiz

- The Book Comes To Life

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief on Blu-ray also includes:

- 5 Additional Extended and Deleted Scenes: The Infirmary   Percy Meets Annabeth, Aphrodite’s Daughters   Grover Jumps Into Spa, Int. Bus   Percy Looks At The Map, Auntie Em’s   Medusa Chases Percy, and Lotus Land Casino   Percy Meets 50’s Guy.

- Secrets of the Gods

- Inside Camp Half-Blood

- On Set With Brandon T. Jackson

- Meet The Demigods

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RosemaryG says: Feb. 17, 2010

I watched this movie with my 10 year old son, an avid reader and fan of the author of this series.  He and the 2 classmates he was with loved it.  Although the movie deviates GREATLY from the book, I would say that it was appropriate for children of this age.  Yes, there was quite a bit of violence but it was all set within a purely impossible/mythological context.  There was a tiny bit of sexual content/innuendo but I think it went over their heads.  Many virtues, such as bravery, loyalty, honesty and friendship were also present in the story, and should not be overlooked.

Sean says: Feb. 28, 2010

As a date night we went and watched this movie.  Not knowing the details or story line of the books we went to be entertained.  All was well for us until four characters in the movie needed to travel to the underworld.  The blatant sexual innuendo of a human character stating to a half human half goat character while in a seductive manner stating to the effect to never “having” one before-really ruined the movie for both of us.  I am surprised the rating was PG for this movie.  Why did they have to put that in the movie?  As I agree with RosemaryG with the virtues of the movie, that one scene was the the deal breaker for our home to bring in and become part of our family video library.

Movielover3 says: Mar. 22, 2010

This movie is terrific, but as I am speaking from the perspective of someone who read the book first, the movie was okay. The book was far better, in my opinion, but the movie also has its charming qualities that makes me want to see it again.

DaveB. says: Mar. 25, 2010

An excellent movie for my 10 year old but my 8 year old was disturbed by some of the monsters. Your child may be able to handle the fantasy portions of this movie but be careful!

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