Reviews and Problems with Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
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Good Idea, Rashly Executed
8 July 2010
Summary: The premise of this movie - that Greek gods were real and have offspring in the modern world - is interesting. But the execution of this idea felt very rushed in this movie. I haven't read the book, so can't judge where the blame lies for this. The movie is an enjoyable way to kill a couple of hours, but isn't as engrossing as other movies of this genre.
Summary: I've never been a big fan of Greek mythology, so based upon that criteria I've never been a big fan of movies about the subject. Though I have grown to be pretty fond of the book series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I was astounded at how well Greek mythology was interwoven into the modern day culture as author Rick Riordan told a rip-roaring adventure tale, filled with humor, mystery, and tons of action.