Inaccurate, yes. But for a child just learning about Mythology or Ancient Greece, this puts faces to names and the names are difficult enough for a kid to remember. Discuss the inaccuracies and that gets them talking we get the ykids books and, at this age, it introduces him to names, places, events. He will identify with these later, when it comes time to study. Fast forward through the dead hector part or choose then to pause for popcorn and fast forward. It's not one experience, it is all that will give him the introduction to Greek Mythology. (BTW>>>YKids..amazon..actually got him to read Treasure Island..the real book).
I was on the fence about this movie. My son and I are studying Homer, and at the same time, Ancient Greece and it's mythology and warfare, etc. The whole gammit across the home school board. He loved the myths, loved Homer's works. So I have to weigh the educational benefits vs. the violence etc.I have decided to go ahead with this..I've allowed Age of Mythology and he's become familiar with many characters, places, etc. He's 9, and is pretty good about closing his eyes during romance stuff...I think he will either fall asleep from boredom (at 9 yrs. old, this is boring) or he'll learn from it. If he falls asleep, we'll wait another year. He recently watched Empire of the Sun and enjoyed it..but was somewhat bored during parts..but relayed the story well to me.
You know your own child...how will they react..remember to watch it first, then watch it with them...you may have to use the pause button.
We will discuss how it compares with the Greek myths. The positive role models I found were in Priam and Hector. I will be discussing their pros and cons with him.