Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

PhotobucketPhotobucketRidiculous mythological fantasy about a high schooler who finds out he’s actually a demi-God, the son of Poseidon, and must find Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt.  Kind a cross between Clash of the Titans and Beverly Hills 90210.  One moment our hero is battling the 9 headed hydra (that’s good), another he is dancing to Lady GaGa in a Las Vegas casino (that’s bad).  Schizophrenic mess of a film has a couple bright spots.  Uma Thurman’s performance of Medusa, a variation of her own Poison Ivy character in Batman & Robin, is entertaining.  Actor Brandon T. Jackson’s satyr is kind of amusing as well, but the main hero is completely forgettable and the action is too reliant on unnecessary special effects.  Younger viewers may find the myriad of mythical creatures interesting, but older viewers will most likely react to this children’s fantasy with a “Been there, done that” attitude.  Film is an adaptation of the first novel in the series by Rick Riordan.

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One Response to “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”

  1. This was 2 movies. a good one and a bad one. The good: battle scenes and amateurish special effects. The bad: corny Las Vegas scenes and Valley Girls
    Overall, an okay movie. Kids may enjoy it.

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