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Based on the novel by Rick Riordan.
DVD release of the 2010 motion picture.
Special features: 5 deleted scenes; Discover your powers quiz; "The book comes to life" featurette.
Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Coogan, Rosario Dawson, Melina Kanakaredes, Catherine Keener, Kevin McKidd, Joe Pantoliano, Uma Thurman.
Percy Jackson is no ordinary teenager, he's the son of Poseidon and is accused of stealing Zeus' lightning bolt, the most powerful weapon ever created! With storm clouds brewing, Percy embarks on an incredible cross-country journey to prove his innocence, recover the bolt, and prevent a war among the gods that could destroy our world!
DVD; region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; dual layer.
Having read the book first and been thoroughly enthralled, and being a fan of Kevin McKidd (Poseidon) and Sean Bean (Zeus), I was looking forward to this movie. However, I spent most of the film yelling at the screen. The effects are excellent. The performances are equally wonderful. However, the script writers, producers, and/or meddling studio execs absolutely butchered the story and many of its details. I am not hopeful that the further adventures of Percy Jackson will be filmed, and I'm not even sure how they would reconcile the differences in the story arc if they attempted to make a series of it.
I therefore only recommended this for the completist, or possibly the movie fan wanting to see the performances of the particular actors involved, which are actually quite nice.
I need to stop reading books before seeing the movies. It never works out well, and this is no exception. They didn't even mention a few major characters (Dionysus, Thalia, Clarisse, Ares, etc.) and the characters they DID have weren't right (Percy is supposed to be 12, not able to drive; Annabeth should be blond; Posideon should be a beachbum, not a warrior; etc.). The story was different, too. In fact, I don't think they got any part of the movie exactly right.
That being said, it was a pretty good movie. The acting wasn't bad, and the special effects were great. In short, I'd rate it better if it hadn't been "ruined" by the book! ;)
submitted by lekendrick on February 29, 2012, 8:09 pm
it's wonderful! A whole movie about greek & roman gods only debate can be had paints otherside right of the 700 club I'm honestly fine such entertainment! It's issues, but largely fine I'd wonder at closing scene gods zeus larger than life behind rope oppose demi-gods magical stuff other side small or human size is that really going hold up or is it old now, but free of edge in such things you least can say such fare has tradition...
submitted by jcdriver on September 2, 2011, 6:28 pm
This movie is not exactly like the book, although it tries and - to some extent - succeeds in presenting the emotional impact of the Percy Jackson series. While I disagree with some choices - for instance, - they should NEVER have had Percy use the flying tennis shoes (that is against the cannon in the books that Percy, as Poseidon's son, does not do well on airplanes as the sky in Zeus' domain), other choices such as substituting Nashville's Parthenon for the St. Louis Arch, actually enhance the story.
It will be interesting what they do in the just recently green lighted sequel, since they have potentially killed off Luke (hey - he could have survived the watery trident to the throat - maybe Kronos will pick him up at sea in his cruise ship).
Logan Lerman is a good choice for Percy. While older than Percy in the original volumes, he has a boyish face that still lends some innocence and sweetness to the character. Loved the ancillary casting with Sean Bean as Zeus.
Sit back and enjoy it as a movie and as long as you don't expect it to be the same as the book - you might actually enjoy it!
I was excited to see this movie, but it really wasn't that good. I've never read any of the books, but I've heard that they're better. When it first came out, lots of people said that it was like Harry Potter, but I don't think so. I did like certain parts of the movie though, like when they were in the Lotus Casino, but overall I wouldn't suggest it.
I've watched this movie and in my opinion i think that its awesome...
but a lot of people said its NoThInG compared to the book,
so i guess the book is better but i still really like this movie so
go watch it if you haven't :) I want to read the books because
people said they were really good :D