Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (also known as Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief) is a 2010 fantasy-adventure film directed by Chris Columbus. The film is loosely based on The Lightning Thief, the first novel in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series by Rick Riordan. It stars Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson alongside an ensemble cast that includes Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Rosario Dawson, Steve Coogan, Uma Thurman, Catherine Keener, Kevin McKidd, Sean Bean and Pierce Brosnan. It was released to theaters on February 12, 2010. The film cost $95 million to make. In its opening weekend in North America the film ranked number two; and in its first weekend the film grossed $38.8 million. The film grossed $226,497,209 worldwide. A sequel to the film is planned for March 2013. On top of the Empire State Building, Olympian gods Zeus and Poseidon meet, where Zeus reveals that his master lightning bolt has been stolen and accuses Poseidon's demigod son Percy Jackson of the theft. Poseidon reminds him that Percy is unaware of his true identity, but Zeus declares that unless Percy returns the lightning bolt to Mount Olympus before the next summer
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This was a disappointing take on the great Percy Jackson books. We had high hopes (especially with some of the adult casting) but was disappointed with the outcome.November 29th, 2012 · Details
There is a lot of fantasy type violence in the movie but with surprisingly and refreshingly very little blood. Even as a main character beheads another character, the blade is seen and the resultant head after the slice but there is no blood and due to a fanciful hair-do, the scene is not frightening. In fact, the head of this evil character, a female goddess, is used to help the good guys out when they get in a jam. Granted, the film might be a bit too intense for some viewers, which is why we are listing the violence content in the content list below. The premise of the story is that Zeus (Sean Bean) is searching for the one who has stolen lightning from him and declares there will be war if it is not returned by a certain time.Click here to read the full reviewMay 2nd, 2016 · Details
I had been thinking about watching this movie, even though my aunt and cousin had warned me about the difference from the movie and the book. During the movie, every time something was different from the book (basically the entire movie), I complained to my mom. I was very disappointed.July 4th, 2013 · Details
While this film suffers from too many story deviations from the book on which it is based, it is still a fun ride. Good family adventure, kind of like Harry Potter, only with a Greek mythology slant. It remains to be seen if Hollywood will jump on a sequel to this. The books are so good, they would be foolish to do anything less than the standards that Harry Potter is at with it's adaptations.August 27th, 2011 · Details