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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. »

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

Director: Chris Columbus
Cast: Logan Lerman, Kevin McKidd, Steve Coogan
Studio: 2010 Twentieth Century Fox
Website: Official site for Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

Detailed Review

If you haven’t read the book by Rick Riordan upon which this movie is based, it might not hurt to brush up on Greek mythology before heading off to the… 
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Why Is Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Rated PG?

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