Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Genre:  Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  119 min.
Release Date: February 12, 2010
DVD: June 29, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 4.27
based on 385 votes and 92 reviews
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Cast: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Coogan, Rosario Dawson, Catherine Keener, Kevin McKidd, Uma Thurman, Jake Abel


Trouble-prone Percy Jackson is having problems in high school—but that's the least of his challenges. It's the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus seem to have walked out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology texts and into his life. Percy has learned that his real father is Poseidon, god of the sea, which means Percy is a demigod—half human, half god. At the same time, the powerful gods on Olympus are feuding, which could launch a war enveloping our entire planet.

Now, Percy must prepare for the adventure of a lifetime, and the stakes couldn't be higher.

With ominous storm clouds brewing over Earth and his own life now in peril, Percy travels to a special enclave called Camp Half Blood, where he trains to harness his newly discovered powers and prevent a devastating war among the gods. There, Percy meets two fellow demigods—the warrior Annabeth, who is searching for her mother, the goddess Athena; and his friend and protector, Grover, who is actually a brave but untested satyr. Grover and Annabeth then join Percy on an incredible transcontinental odyssey that takes them six hundred stories above New York City (the portal to Mount Olympus) and to the iconic Hollywood sign, under which burn the fires of the Underworld. At journey's end rests the fate of the world—and the life of Percy's mother Sally, whom Percy must rescue from the depths of Hell itself.

Director: Chris Columbus
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Mark Radcliffe, Michael Barnathan, Karen Rosenfelt, Chris Columbus
Screenplay: Craig Titley
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  • 5 stars "So much better than Harry Potter!"
  • 1 star "It would be nice if these people read the dam book"
  • 3 stars "If you read the books don't watch this movie. It will ruin your own image of how everything looks."