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Film REVIEW: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) - ★★★★★

Updated: Jun 6

Director: Chris Columbus

Writer: Craig Titley

Based on: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Stars: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Coogan, Rosario Dawson, Catherine Keener, Kevin McKidd, Joe Pantoliano, Uma Thurman.

Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Themes: Teenager, Underworld, Greek Mythology

A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods.

The film received mixed reviews from critics, with criticism for the poor grasp of its source material and its script, but praise for Lerman and Jackson's performances, visual effects, and the action sequences.

A sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, was released in 2013.


Sophie (Age 9) - ★★★★★

"I loved this movie because it was funny and took you on an adventure. My favourite character was Grover because he is half goat .It is very true to the book and was enjoyed by the whole family."

Jan (Age 11) - ★★★★1/2

"This movie was brilliant, I think it was nearly as good as the Percy Jackson books. My highlights of this movie are; Percy Vs the Minotaur, Percy Vs Medusa, Percy Vs the Lightning Thief (there is a big twist which I will not spoil) and Percy meeting Hades. The fighting scenes and the way the movie gets straight into the action are my favourite parts of the film. The only thing I did not like, was the difference between the movie and the book (I preferred the book). I would recommend this to anyone who loves marvel, DC or similar. Hopefully Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters will be just as good, if not better!"

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Like this? Try these!....

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) - #11 - ★★★★★

  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) - #34 - ★★★★★

  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) - #61 - ★★★★★

  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) - #71 - ★★★★★

  5. Monsters, Inc. (2001) - #76 - ★★★★★

  6. Shrek (2001) - #135 - ★★★★

  7. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - #136 - ★★★★

  8. Hercules (1997) - #159 - ★★★★

  9. Toy Story (1995) - #165 - ★★★★

  10. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) - n/a

Another fantasy epic book adaptation series with a similar vibe is the Harry Potter franchise. There's more friendly monsters and creatures to be found in Monsters, Inc. and How to Train Your Dragon. For more Greek mythology check out Disney's take on Hercules. For more friendship and quests there's the classics of Toy Story and Shrek. And you can also check out the sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

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