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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity


Meg and Hercules kiss passionately in one scene.

A goddess makes out with a satyr, and it is implied that both a satyr and a horse are attracted to a woman.

In several musical scenes throughout the movie are a gospel of singers revealing bare legs, stomachs and cleavage.

Several women within the movie reveal bare shoulders, tight clothing, bare legs and cleavage.

Throughout the movie are several sexual flirts and innuendo's exchanged between several characters. Such as talking about a woman's curves to try weaken another man.

Meg comes extremely close to Hercules trying to seduce him and one of her dress straps falls down in process.

Hercules faces the attack of a group of fan girls all gathering around and climbing on him.

Meg and Hercules almost exchange a kiss but it is interrupted.

During the movie you see statues of both naked men and women. The naked men statues only show the top half while the naked women statues exposes the top half too (breasts included).

Hercules flies into the skies among the stars and a constellation of a woman reacts bys her dress flying upwards in a Marilyn Monroe fashion.

Zeus and his wife sleep together in a bed and it is nothing sexual.

Hercules's horse finds another female horse very attractive, he sticks his tongue out in admiration and follows her. However it turns out to be a trick as it isn't really a horse but a disguise.

Violence & Gore


During the battle with the Hydra, Hercules cuts off four of its heads; each time a spray of green slime is seen (at one point, we see a lingering shot of the severed neck). The beast is eventually crushed under a rock slide.

The three Fates share one eyeball, and pop it out frequently to give it to each other. The Titans wreak havoc with fire, ice, tornadoes, and huge rocks.

Lots of action and comical/slapstick injury throughout the film. Meg is crushed by a pillar, resulting in her death; Hercules rescues her from the underworld.



some religious exclamatory


Several of the gods are briefly seen drinking at the beginning of the movie and celebrate with what appears to be wine at the end. Hades smokes a cigar.


Hades' underworld may be somewhat scary looking for younger kids. Menacing creatures and skeletons are shown, as well as the River Styx, which is full of ghosts.

Overall Rating: 16/40

The scene of the Titans returning from underground can be scary for some young children. suggested rating PG for fantasy action violence, scary images, some suggestive content and innuendo.

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