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. Music was well done and fitted their scenes. Video quality was very nice. This was a blind buy for me with the free movie cash for the 2nd movie.
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. First of all let me all say to you guys who have read the books that I actually didn't mind the fact that the actors were way older than the characters in the book, because I think this way it was a little bit more real due to the journey they had to go in...
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. kevin Mckidd and Sean Bean add gravitas as greek gods. Hotdog & nachos fun.
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. SFX were good and if you have time on your hands its one to consider.
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.
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. So while it is filled to overflowing with frantic plotting, the characters barely make an impact, the all-star cast have nothing to do (though Thurman makes for an interesting Medusa) and after a...