Reviews and Problems with Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
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Movie overall 5
Kinda stupid... but still a fun piece of entertainment
22 January 2015
Excerpt: Elements of the story itself are kinda silly but I feel like that is more the fault of the source material than the filmmakers. The movie as a whole is an entertaining experience and feels well put together and relatively well acted.
Excerpt: The dialog in the movie was just awful. I thought the script was written by 12 year olds in many instances. The fight scenes were not very believable and the whole movie seemed as though they rushed to get everything done. Or everything was done on a cheap budget.
Summary: This seems like a missed opportunity. I absolutely love the books and have read every one of them multiple times. The movie seemed to take the book, ignore some important points, and basically made the movie unappealing at best The main characters are wooden, and what they did to the story line is...
Excerpt: I really like this movie, though it might not be everyone's cup of tea. I haven't read the books so I can't judge about it being faithful or not. The acting is good and so are the special effects. The video is really good, it has a little grain which gives it a bit of a theater effect, which I love.
Summary: This movie has good and bad moments, mostly bad moments, that's why I gave a 4. I agree with other users with the cheesy acting of the characters. Cheesy acting really makes me turn off and sometimes it makes me don't watch the rest of the movie.
Excerpt: i actually liked this movie, without ever reading the books, the story was ok, i liked all the action and some ok acting, great movie for everyone to see the PQ was great, almost perfect, blacks were good, great depth, good clarity and colors, crisp and sharp, especially in close up shots on peoples...
Summary: They didn't make the Percy movie the way they should have, but it still tells a good, entertaining enough story all its own. Definitely not Chris Columbus's best. If you want to see his triumphs, look for the first two Harry Potter films.