Review of Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief on DVD9:18 PM
Are you looking for a very exciting new release to share with the older kids and adults in your family? This movie may be for you! We recently reviewed Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief on DVD, and it made for an action-packed family movie night.
This movie, based on the book and released just yesterday, features the son of Poseidon, as he works to master his powers and clear his name in a plot to steal Zeus' lightning bolt. Families familiar with Greek Mythology will find the references to the gods, goddesses, and other mythical creatures to be entertaining and reminiscent of their studies in school. Told as a modern-day twist on an age-old tale, Percy learns that he is the son of one of the most powerful gods, and must use his skills to return peace to the world.
Rated PG for violence and peril, scary images, suggestive material, and mild language, this is a movie that is best for kids ages 10 and up. While there was nothing that I necessarily objected to, the scenes get a bit intense (one shows Medusa's head separate from her body and some of the evil creatures are pretty frightening!) The violence, while nothing my kids haven't seen before, is also a reason to consider keeping kids under age 6 out of the room. (They may have nightmares.)
Good fun for book enthusiasts, this is a an enjoyable romp into fantasy that reinforces the importance of family and friends -- even mythical ones.
You can purchase this flick (available Blu-Ray and standard DVD) at Amazon, or follow Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on Twitter!
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*Sample was received for this review. Opinions are 100% mine.