What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie about what it really means to be a hero is a shade darker than many other Disney blockbusters. There's a lot of gore and intense, scary stuff for a G-rated movie, including gruesome monsters and end-of-the-world images (floods, fires, ice storms, mass destruction) that might overshadow the more lightheated musical components. Some kids may also be confused or even upset about the underworld and what happens when people die.
- Families can talk about real-life heroes. What makes someone a hero? How does society treat its heroes? Why do we buy products endorsed by athletes (or movie tie-ins)?
- Iswanting to be a god a good reason to want to be a hero? Do we see anyevidence that Hercules (or anyone else in the movie) has much concern for thewell-being of the community?
- Does this movie seem scarier than other animated kids' movies? Why or why not?