Friday, February 12, 2010
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
This is the first film adaptation of the highly popular children's book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, written by Rick Riordan. And I have to say, they did a pretty good job with it! This movie packs action, jokes, and monster special effects that only $95 million can buy. This movie did a very good adaptation of the book, which made me happy. However, there was a ton of stuff that they took out and added in. (but for all you people in my hometown of Nashville, I'm just fine with the Parthenon scene. It did not upset me one bit) The plot differs, and you wonder how the series will keep up like this, because if Sea of Monsters comes out, there's going to be a lot that they'll have to change to set things straight. (but, it is official already. 2012 for the next one. Cross your fingers that it'll be good!) Overall, for any person that wants a little action, this flick is the absolute perfect early 2010 film to see. The action is intense, however, and is very pushy and intense for a PG film...kids love that. Ha, ha.