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.
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
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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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, Aphrodites Daughters Grover Jumps Into Spa, Int. Bus Percy Looks At The Map, Auntie Ems Medusa Chases Percy, and Lotus Land Casino Percy Meets 50s Guy.
- Secrets of the Gods
- Inside Camp Half-Blood
- On Set With Brandon T. Jackson
- Meet The Demigods