Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Meet Percy Jackson, your ordinary high school student who has issues doing well in school. He isn’t very popular and lives with his mom and his demanding and ignorant step-father. He’s miserable because he wants to be better but doesn’t know how. But then things get strange when he is attacked by a substitute teacher and is told not only are all the Greek Gods real, but that he is the prime suspect for a theft he, obviously, didn’t commit. Now Percy is thrust into a world of demi-Gods like him, and unravel who stole Zeus’ lightning bolt before a war is started between the Gods.

I am a definite sucker for these types of films, where you have been told all your life that you are insignificant and then realize that in fact you are, in this case, a demi-God. And with it all the powers you have, which were hindrances in your old life, are now skills to be honed and trained. I thought this movie was slightly predictable, but I still liked it. I enjoyed the visual effects (mostly) and thought the Greek myths in this movie were executed well (especially in comparison to the re-make of Clash of the Titans). I also liked Logan Lerman, who plays Percy. He hasn’t been in much to this date, but he was able to carry the film, as the confused yet defiant Percy. I wasn’t overly sold with Pierce Brosnan, and I won’t say why but part of the movie he really creeped me out. The best though was Brandon T. Jackson who played Percy’s best friend. He provided most of the humour and light moments and carried the sub-plot really well.

Overall, it’s worth the rent. You will be entertained and you won’t feel like picking your eyes out because of boredom and you will have had a solid night’s entertainment 🙂

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~ by xine23 on June 30, 2010.

One Response to “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief”

  1. Agreed about the casting choices with Percy. And the Pierce stuff too. I actually found Poseidon’s choice a little odd. Expected him to appear larger even in Real life form.

    It will be hard for me to enjoy this movie after reading the book. THey left a lot of essential stuff out which I fear hurt the plot. On the flipside, anyone who chooses to read the book after the movie will at least find some new surprises along the way and it won’t be a waste of time.

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