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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

February. 11,2010
| Adventure Fantasy Family

Accident prone teenager, Percy discovers he's actually a demi-God, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. Percy must master his new found skills in order to prevent a war between the Gods that could devastate the entire world.


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When I first watched it at theater, I thought it was good. I give it 9/10. When I got older, some of my friends were complaining how horrible it was. So, I finally read the book, and I was same position that they were in. They should had stick to book. I give this a 6 because of some humor and very few similar to the book.


the worst movie I have ever seen. so I had to do assignment comparing a book to the movie, so I chose this particular titles since I've read all pf the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and adored them all. but no! this was nothing like the book! HERE IS WHATS Different. ANNABETH HAS BLOND HAIR AND GREY EYES, NOT BLUE EYES AND BROWN HAIR! MRS. DODDS IS A MATH TEACHER, NOT AN English TEACHER! ALSO THEY CHANGED THE QUESTION CHION AKED PERCY, AND PERCY WAS SUPPOSED TO GET THE QUESTIO HALF RIGHT! CHIRON NEVER Threatened MRS. DODDS WITH THE SWORD, HE ACTUALLY THREW THE PEN CASUALLY TO PERCY SAYING"TALLY HO!" there is way more differences(this is only 1% of the differences), but I don't feel like writing anymore. my suggestion? Read the book, don't watch the movie and you'll be happier.


Anybody who is a fan of the Percy Jackson series would be excited to watch the movies that accompany the books, but would be greatly disappointed. Chris Columbus, the director of some great movies, such as the first three Harry Potter Movies, directed this tragedy of a film.Percy Jackson and the Olympians, written by Rick Riordan, follows the adventurous life of Percy Jackson, a demigod whose father is none other than Poseidon himself. Twelve-year-old Percy was played by eighteen-year-old Logan Lerman. One of the first scenes shown is Grover Underwood, played by Brandon T. Jackson, saying, "Oh, like high school without the musical." Because a twelve-year-old would definitely be attending high school, instead of, oh I don't know, sixth grade. Played by Alexandrio Daddario, Annabeth Chase, who had blonde hair and gray eyes, a sign of being a daughter of Athena, was nowhere to be found. Instead the appearance of her hair was of burnt toast.Some other details that are somewhat vital to the story, were completely ignored. Such as the entire plot. The beginning of the movie starts off decently well, but starts to crumble when they begin their journey. Instead of going to the Underworld in an attempt to retrieve Zeus' master bolt, they were instead going to the Underworld to save Percy's dear mother. Some of the events that led up to them getting to the Underworld were accurate, but most of it was not. Throughout most of the movie, they were instructed to find pearls to escape from the Underworld once they retrieved Percy's mother, but in the books, there was absolutely nothing about finding "Persephone's pearls."Going along with the idea of Persephone, she assists Percy during his quest in someway I won't reveal for those who want to watch this unreliable movie. Although, Percy never encountered Persephone until the last book in the series, and only for a short moment. The movie ended with an intense battle between Percy and another character, which I also won't unveil, who supposedly died at the end of it. In the books, no battle took place between them, and instead of the character dying, they simply went missing, leaving Percy to perish alone.Although the plot wasn't completely on par with the books, I must admit the movie was still entertaining to watch. If someone were to watch this movie with no background knowledge of Percy Jackson whatsoever, it'd probably be a decent movie. But somewhat adequate CGI and snippets of humor, does not make up for everything. It is still insulting to die hard fans who absolutely adore this series, myself included. Those who watched the movie before reading the books, were fed bucketfuls of false information.


The only things from the book that were really kept here are: Percy is Poseidon's son, he is accused of stealing a lightning bolt, has a pen that turns into a sword, and goes on a quest to get it back.There were a lot of funny, important plot details that were left out here.They kept in the absolutely major plot details, yes, but it all feels to rushed and forced to be an accurate rendition of the book to the screen. The screenwriter should be ashamed. I hope that this series will be cut where it is, and maybe in a few years, they will remake the movies with actors of the correct age, and portray Riordan's work well.