Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief

It’s the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters have walked out of the pages of high school student Percy Jackson’s Greek mythology texts and into his life. And they’re not happy: Zeus’ lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Even more troubling is the sudden disappearance of Percy’s mother. As Percy finds himself caught between angry and battling gods, he and his friends embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief, save Percy’s mum, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.

2010120 minsCanada, USA
AdventureFantasy
Director:
Chris Columbus ('I Love You, Beth Cooper', 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', 'Mrs. Doubtfire', 'Home Alone')
Writer:
Craig Titley
Cast:
Logan LermanUma ThurmanSean BeanRosario DawsonPierce BrosnanKevin McKiddCatherine KeenerSteve Coogan

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Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Action movies of this scale often start off strong and wind down to forgettable finales, but "Percy Jackson" is the opposite, overcoming a clunky setup to deliver nearly all its thrills in the last half-hour.

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Total Film

Total Film

While you suspect it’s really just a big Clash Of The Titans spoiler, there’s enough action in Jackson to make it succeed on its own terms. Lerman’s a likeable lead, though it’s the game supporting cast that keeps you watching.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

For all the earth shaking that goes on, “Percy Jackson” is agreeably tame and unthreatening.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The popular kids' book series about the son of a Greek god has been turned into a silly, sporadically exciting film.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Director Chris Columbus has fun with this goofy premise, but as always I am distracted by the practical aspects of the story. Does it bother the Greek gods that no one any longer knows or cares that they rule the world? What are the genetic implications of human/god interbreeding?

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

So has "Percy Jackson" successfully cracked the "Potter" code? In terms of overall quality, not even close. Still, the film's carefully calibrated mixture of CGI-enhanced spectacle, diverting (and blood-free) action sequences and adolescent angst could make it a modest hit with the eight to 12-year-old set.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Slavishly follows every rule of the kids’ fantasy franchise genre, but it’s a well-executed and imagined world. Bet the sequel’s darker.

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