Saturday, September 22, 2012

Percy Jackson and The Olympians The Lightning Thief 2010 8 out of 10

Percy Jackson and the very long Title  2010   8 out of 10

This movie was a pleasant surprise. Brought to the screen as yet another attempt to turn a children's book series into the next Harry Potter,   it didn't succeed just like many other series......Lemony Snicket,  The Golden Compass--just to name a few.   The film which I overlooked when it was in the theaters was a quality good film however.   A strong story that follows a boy that at first doesn't know he is a demi-god--that through a series of events is set upon a journey that follows in the epic heroes quests of demi-gods like Hercules and Perseus. It has the elements that made Potter great ---and by that I mean a strong story and mythology.  
The quest takes Percy through tests such as Medusa and Las Vegas ( a great  modern day  twist on an old Greek myth theme).
This movie is definitely worth a watch for Fantasy film lovers and fans that are into things like Potter and I hope that the second book in the series gets made---because the story definitely deserves to live on.

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