“Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief” Movie Review

By Shannon Gosney
In Movie Review
February 27, 2010

A few weeks ago, George and I went on a date – woo hoo!  We were trying to figure out what to watch at the theater.  We try to stay away from R-rated movies, so our choices were limited to 3.  The movie we decided to try out was “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.” It was actually really good!  I had no idea what it was about, but really enjoyed watching it.  There was action, comedy, and I really enjoyed revisiting the Greek Mythology that I learned about in high school.  It’s rated PG and I strongly recommend you not let little kids see it.  There were some scary parts (not rated R scary, but still scary).  I won’t be letting my little ones watch it any time soon.  But for teenagers and adults, I think it’s suitable. 

“Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief” is basically about a boy named Percy in high school.  He learns that his real father is Poseidon, God of the Sea, which makes him a demigod – meaning he has special powers unlike other teenagers around him.  Zeus, the king of all the gods, accuses Percy of stealing his lightning bolt and sets a deadline for the bolt to be returned or there will be a war.  Percy must look deep within himself and use his powers to find the bolt and return it to Zeus.  The movie is action packed and some parts were quite comical.  It was a fun movie to see, but the scary parts would prevent me from watching it around my kids.  George really enjoyed it as well!

Logan Lerman did a fantastic job as Percy Jackson.  I’m sure we’ll be seeing him in more movies to come!  Brandon T Jackson was really funny in the movie.  He starred as Grover the Satyr and did an awesome job in his role!  Alexandra Daddario was beautiful and played her fit into her role as Annabeth, Daughter of Athena, quite well.  Uma Thurman did an amazing job as Medusa!  I really hope the snakes were put on her via computer.  That was just so gross!!  Pierce Brosnan also did an amazing job as Mr. Brunner (in a wheelchair) and Chiron the Centaur (that’s half man, half horse).  I loved Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy, Made of Honor) and wished I could have seen him more in the movie.  He did a great job as Poseidon!

Here’s a trailer for your enjoyment!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

7 Responses to ““Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief” Movie Review”

  1. chari says:

    I love it as well! I think it beats all the HP movies myself. I hope they make another one. I was surprised how many kids were at our showing. Although so many parents let their young kids watch PG13 movies without the bat of an eye, so letting them watch a PG (regardless of content) movie wouldn’t bother them at all.

  2. My best friend said she wanted to go see this today…and after reading this and watching the trailer I Definitely want to go. THANK YOU she’s going to be so excited

  3. Kel says:

    I liked it too, although my husband thought it was too young for his taste.

  4. Cynthiia M. says:

    I hadn’t heard about the Percy Jackson series until I saw the movie trailer, but I hear both the books and this movie are worth reading/watching. I’ll be taking my nephew to see it (not so sure about my niece, since she 6) next weekend.

  5. Badger Momma says:

    I really want to see this. Anyone want to go with me? My hubs hates going to movies. I need a movie bud.

  6. The Gosfam says:

    My husband read the book to my daughter for bedtime. When she saw the preview for the movie she REALLY wanted to see it. She is 6 and she really liked it. I agree that some parts were scary, but I did ask my daughter through the movie if she was scared, and she said no. I think it depends on your child. My 3 yr old would have been TERRIFIED 🙂 Granted she is 3, but I think if she was my oldest I wouldn’t take her because she is easily frightened. Overall though a GREAT movie, and I would say 8 and up is probably a good age range, oh depending on your child.

    Great Review Shannon!!

  7. Kayla says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed your date night and the movie!!
    I saw it and I wasn’t really thrilled with it-I guess I’m too analytical when it comes to movies. LOL
    I sit through and think of what they could have done to make it better >.<
    Great review!

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