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Percy Jackson and the Olympians Parents Guide: Is It Kid Friendly?

Wondering if Percy Jackson and the Olympians is ok for kids? The newest Percy Jackson series on Disney+ is mature, but not too mature for most kids. If you’re going to watch a Percy Jackson show or movie, this one is it. Here’s what parents need to know in this Percy Jackson and the Olympians Parents Guide.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Parents Guide

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Parents Guide

Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell) has just found out he’s a half-blood, meaning his father is a God and his mother is human. It’s a lot to take in. Outrunning monsters and outwitting gods, he must journey across America to return Zeus’ master bolt and stop an all-out war amongst the Gods.

After losing his mother, Percy is sheltered at Camp Half-Blood, a sanctuary for demigod children. He must prove himself and confront his origins once he discovers he too is a demigod, and will take off into the perils of pursuing enemies in search of the Underworld. With the help of his quest mates Annabeth (Leah Sava Jeffries) and Grover (Aryan Simhadri), Percy’s journey will lead him closer to the answers he seeks: how to fit into a world where he feels out of place, if he’ll ever see his mother again, and if he can ever find out who he’s destined to be.

Age Rating: Why is Percy Jackson and the Olympians Rated TV-PG?

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is rated TV-PG on Disney+ for violence which means some content may not be suitable for all kids.

Language in Percy Jackson and the Olympians

I haven’t heard any profanity in Percy Jackson except maybe the use of hell. There are some uses of Deity like G-d and Jesus.

Violence: Is Percy Jackson and the Olympians Too Scary for Kids?

If you’re a fan of Percy Jackson books from Rick Riordan, you’re gonna love this series. There are some dark themes, scary creatures, and violence which may be too much for kids under 10. 

Violence is moderate with a car accident, death of a parent, fantasy fighting and use of weapons. Some monsters are scary and characters are shown in peril. A character is seen falling from a high structure. Characters die or are turned to stone. 

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Age Rating

Mature Content: Is Percy Jackson and the Olympians Ok for Kids?

There are some mature themes like death, bullying, and alcohol use. 

A character is shown peeing in the woods.

Themes like complicated family relationships, trust, friendship, and morality are prevalent.

Is Percy Jackson and the Olympians Appropriate for Kids Under 10?

10 years old is a safe age for Percy Jackson and the Olympians on Disney+. You can expect fighting and mature themes for kids including the premise of gods and demigods and abandonment. But the mythology mixed with the strong acting performances by the entire cast make this series a must-watch. 

Younger kids can watch, especially those interested in action and adventures, but some subject material may not be that interesting for little ones. This series is perfect for the tween age, as are the Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan. 

Casting is spot on, and I’m hooked by episode 2. Scobell is a natural and enjoyable to watch in every project he’s in. The writing is witty and clever, and the chemistry amongst the young actors is refreshing. Kudos to Simhadri and Jeffries, too. These 3 are stars for sure.

You don’t need to have a background in Percy Jackson knowledge or have read the books. But if you have, you’re in for an even bigger treat. This strong adaptation is the best Percy story on the screen I’ve seen. Percy Jackson and the Olympians is an adventure perfect for the whole family.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Kid Friendly

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