- Published: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2010.
- Year Published: 2010
- Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: DVD
- Columbus, Chris.
- Titley, Craig.
- Rosenfelt, Karen.
- Lerman, Logan, 1992-
- Jackson, Brandon T., 1984-
- Daddario, Alexandra, 1986-
- Abel, Jake, 1987-
- Bean, Sean.
- Brosnan, Pierce.
- Coogan, Steve.
- Dawson, Rosario.
- Kanakaredes, Melina.
- Keener, Catherine.
- Pantoliano, Joe.
- McKidd, Kevin.
- Thurman, Uma.
- Riordan, Rick.
- Fox 2000 Pictures.
- Dune Entertainment.
- 1492 Pictures.
- Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
- Jackson, Percy (Fictitious character)
- Teenagers -- Drama. -- Conduct of life
- Zeus (Greek deity) -- Drama.
- Gods, Greek -- Drama.
- Malicious accusation -- Drama.
- Fantasy films.
- Action and adventure films.
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
- Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
- Feature films.
- Fiction films.
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Percy Jackson & the Olympians : the lightning thief
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Call number: Youth-DVD Books-&-Stories Percy
Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, West Youth
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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.
Contents: Percy Jackson & the Olympians.
I am a big Percy Jackson fan, and the movie didn't follow the book as well as was expected.
However, it is pretty good on it's own, so give it a try!
The movie for the second book (Percy jackson and the Sea of Monsters)is coming soon!
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.
Updated to add: the second book, Sea of Monsters, is being made into a movie. I will watch it if only to see Nathan Fillion (Castle, Dr. Horrible's Siing-Along Blog, Firefly) as Hermes, but my expectations for the story itself are very low.
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! ;)
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!
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