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Sunday, March 7, 2010

[7.00/10] Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians:
The Lightning Thief (2010)

In "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief", veteran director Chris Columbus does what he does best. He puts normal kids in incredible situations and has them take a journey to learn life lessons, while not forgetting what it means to be young and carefree. It's what he's been doing for a long time and I truly believe he knows his craft and executes it well. "Percy Jackson" mixes pure adventure with movie magic. The three main characters play out the adventure of a lifetime against a back drop of Greek mythology. It's like they are real life characters thrown into the fantasy backdrop of the movie. The effects, of which there are quite a lot, are mostly pretty good, as is the cast, with Steve Coogan and Rosario Dawson, in particular, having a lot of fun as Hades and Persephone. And Uma Thurman has a huge amount of fun as Medusa. Logan Lerman conveyed Percy really well, Alex Daddario pulled through for Annabeth, and I found it hilarious the way Brandon T. Jackson played Grover. "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" was fun, action-packed, true enough to the books to please fans with open minds, and just an overall good movie.

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