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.

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Highly amusing. Definitely one for the school holidays with the kids or on a lazy sunday evening after dinner.

BY Deirdre nobody

The story line was too predictable, why a M rating? Its obviously a kids movie.

BY Sacha nobody

When I went to go and see it I thought it wouldnt be that exciting but when I watched it I completley rejected that assumption its a really good movie and deffinitly worth watching.

BY Robert grader

much better than eragon's movie adaptation. its not as faithful to the book as i would have wanted to but it managed to tie it all together well.

BY Aaron lister

I want to watch it over and over again, if you ever watch it you won't want to stop

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  • 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? Full Review

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

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

  • 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. Full Review

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

  • 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. Full Review

  • 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. Full Review

  • The effects are impressive (although you'll be hard pressed not to chuckle at Brosnan as a centaur) and the set-pieces are exciting, with Columbus maintaining a decent pace throughout, keeping the characters moving swiftly from one adventure to the next. Full Review