Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Review of The Lightning Thief with Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, and Pierce Brosnan; Directed by Chris Columbus

Premiered: February 12, 2010

6 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: “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 adapts to his newly discovered status as a demi-god (his father is Poseidon), he finds himself caught between the battling titans of Mt. Olympus. He and his friends embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief, save Percy's mom, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.” (

LOVED IT! The best movie I have seen in a long time! Seriously, great action, adventure, a little bit of everything in it. From the very first scene I decided I had to own this movie, when a hot Dad emerges from the water with a trident, how do you not want to own it?!?!?! I loved that everything in it wasn’t so serious all the time; there was a whole lot of funny and a whole lot of fabulous costumes! I’ve also heard terrific things about the books as well and though I have not had the chance to read them, if they were half as good as the movie was you should have bought them last week.

6 smirks from me is hard to achieve because I usually have at least one problem when I am reviewing something. The Lightning Thief though was just breath taking and fun, it had gorgeous Gods and Goddesses, the Demi-Gods were entertaining and brave, and the graphics on the movie were amazing. Everything that you could possibly think of to go in a movie, it was all in The Lightning Thief. Go see it, when it comes out on DVD, go buy it, and watch it as many times as you can because it won’t get old. This reviewer saw it in theaters twice and would go back for more but seriously, we are in a recession!

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