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Still shot from the movie: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

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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How We Determine Our Grades

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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