Reviews and Problems with Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
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Movie overall 5
6 August 2013
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: OK, so where to start? I had like the biggest expectations for Percy Jackson's first movie,I for one loved the book, and thought that it would be a great movie based on the trailers but WOW was I gonna get a surprise.
Conclusion: This films plays around with the Clash of the Titans story and comes up with an entertaining Harry Potter/Greek mythology family friendly hybrid adventure. Not sure Pierce Brosnan entirelly pulls off, half man, half horse. Steve Coogan's part is mericfully short.
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
5 February 2011
Conclusion: With a big cast full of stars Percy J looked like the new "Harry Potter" and it was good enough, not better than HP but it gave a good try. This action adventure film was enjoyable at most at times it dragged and felt stupid but for the most part it was well worth the time.
Conclusion: There is nothing inherently wrong with this Harry Potter fill-in where high school kid Lerman discovers that he is a demi-god and son of Poseidon. The trouble is that this is just so ordinary and rather uninspired, which is not what you should be looking for in a fantasy epic.
Conclusion: The film itself is fine the picture quality is great esp some of the special fx and on a cinema system sounds amazing. However the acting from some seems stiff and the plot seems laboured in parts and rushed in others and if you have read the book you will be even more let down by the film.