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Wrath of the Titans | 2012 | PG-13 | - 2.6.2

A decade after defeating the Kraken, demigod Perseus (Sam Worthington) lives in a small fishing village with his 10-year old son, Helius (John Bell). Meanwhile, a war rages between the Greek gods and the monstrous Titans: Since humans have lost faith in the gods, Kronos, father of brother gods Zeus (Liam Neeson), Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston) seeks to destroy the gods and humanity and Perseus joins Hades and Andromeda (Rosamund Pike) in a fight against the god of war Ares (Edgar Ramirez). Also with Bill Nighy and Toby Kebbell. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. [2:00]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A few men are seen bare-chested. Two giant Cyclopes are shown shirtless and wearing skirts, revealing bare chests. One man in a dungeon wears only a loincloth that reveals his full body except genitals, but he is covered with mud and dirt from head to toe. A wounded man removes his tunic for an older woman to sew his gashed shoulder and we see his full bare chest, matted with mud and dirt. Two women wear long shirts with slits up one side, occasionally revealing a bare lower leg and knee. A woman falls to the ground, her skirt rises and we see bare knees and thighs.
 A man and a woman kiss in one scene.
 An elderly man tells a younger man that a god taught him how to seduce a mermaid.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Throughout the film many scenes show large fires, multiple screen-filling volcanic eruptions, explosions, earthquakes, raging giants, roaring fire-breathing monsters, people covered in burning coals that climb along their arms, black hills in the underworld erupting in flames, armies marching with swords and long staffs, a few knife and sword fights and exhibitions of people throwing lightning and shock waves out of their hands to destroy the landscape.
 In an underworld scene, lava flows on paths and climbs up a chained man's arms until they turn black and a younger man punches him 5 times until an older man stops him and he goes up to Earth where he fights several men, stabbing them with daggers and swords and being stabbed in return (we see little blood).
 In an underworld of black hills, four men argue, and one man ties another man at the wrists between two columns using chains: lightning flashes through the sky and flames lick up from a pit nearby as fire-breathing gargoyles or dragons and fire spitting humanoid demons dash across the screen and the demons lash out toward the audience; the demons and dragons break through the ceiling and onto the Earth's surface where they chase people in a village, a large, two-headed, slobbering, lion-like animal breathes fire and fights with a man, its tail becomes a hissing cobra and the man slices it off with a sword (we see little blood), then stabs the beast numerous times with a dagger (no blood) and chains its heads together (the beast accidentally catches itself on fire and burns itself to ashes).
 Several people walk down a walkway and enter the underworld where a black wall grows a fiery face, arms and legs, and eventually breaks free and walks up to Earth; two men fight with knives and punching and kicking, one of the men stabs a woman in the abdomen below screen and we see her fall out of the shot, apparently dead, and the two men continue fighting and one dies when the other stabs him several times (we see some blood). Demon-men run through an army and kill several men with sword slicing and we see bodies fall (a little blood is seen).
 Several humans and two gods leave the underworld and go to Earth via a flash of power produced by a magic long staff/trident weapon that creates a bright flash; on Earth, a Greek army fights four-armed demons and a giant charred demon-god that breathes fire and creates several explosions of flames and black smoke as large as nuclear mushroom clouds, and two gods fight the huge black charred demon-god by throwing lighting and power shocks until it is destroyed by another man that jams a long, lightning covered spear down the demon-god's throat.
 A search party walks through a maze and a prison where floors and walls move, rocks fall and three people are squeezed between two walls that are moving inward; a slobbering humanoid monster that has wooden horns and cleft lips attacks a man who fights with the monster and stabs him many times with a sharp metal staff (we see some blood) and the monster dies.
 A hunting party in a forest trips tripwires and a man is taken up through trees in a wooden cage; two Cyclopes appear in sequence, stabbing large daggers toward the audience and roaring; one Cyclops chases a man through the woods and they trip one another with tree branches, punches and leg grabs, the Cyclops cuts off the tips of large trees with a broadsword and we hear loud yelling until a large tree falls on the Cyclops' head and knocks him out (the other Cyclops yells and an older Cyclops call off the chase).
 A man sees an earthquake in a dream with the ground opening up in several places, lava falling from the sky and a huge fiery hand ripping up soil from the Earth (in 3D embers fly toward the audience). Army men on a front line cover their bodies and faces with cloths and large amounts of black soot; they set up tree-sized logs around their camp and set them ablaze, then catapult rocks and flaming materials over the fires and toward the audience (in 3D).
 Three gods die and we see them crumbling to the ground as dust. Men are thrown into a wall when shock waves hit them, but they are not seriously hurt. A large army drills using spears, sword and archery equipment.
 A woman sews up a bloody chest wound and a back wound (without blood) by using thick wool yarn and a needle causing the wounded man to grunt. We see two men lying on tables in a tent where medical men clean bloody wounds on their arms and chests. A man is shown with a bloodied forehead and lip throughout the film. In a tent in a military camp, a nurse bandages lower-leg wounds on a man (we see a little blood).
 A Greek god and his adult son argue about going to war with other gods and the son asks his father to go away, which he does. A god loses his powers and says he is likely better off without them.
 An older god is released from his chains and his power is restored. A man hands his young son a heavy broadsword and indicates that it represents the boy's destiny.


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LANGUAGE 2 - 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (fool, useless, idiotic, liar, thief, scrawny, the great god Zeus, human, sniveling dog), stereotypical references to gods, villains, humans, parents, sibling rivalry, 1 religious profanity, 3 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - One man tells another man that a third man was drunk with power.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Greek myths and legends, Greek gods and prayer, immortality and death, fantasy, magic, war, women on the battlefield, families, friends, loyalty, forgiveness, disagreement/reconciliation.

MESSAGE - Humans can be more powerful and better off than ancient gods.

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