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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief | GREEKING OUT Logan Lerman calls upon the Greek Gods in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief .

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
Wide Release Date:
02/12/10
performer:
Brandon T. Jackson, Pierce Brosnan, Logan Lerman, Sean Bean, Uma Thurman
director:
Chris Columbus
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a C+

For those who haven’t read the hit Percy Jackson books, here’s a crib sheet for that humdinger of a title: Teenage Percy (Lerman) discovers he’s actually a powerful demigod; the Olympians are the feisty deities of Greek mythology (including Percy’s absentee dad, Poseidon); and the lightning thief is the unknown bandit who has stolen Zeus’ thunderbolt, dooming the entire world — unless young Percy can find it. Punctuated by painful dialogue and high-camp celeb cameos (notably Uma Thurman as a vampy Medusa), the ensuing quest has all the CGI sorcery of a Harry Potter pic, but none of the magic. C+

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