“Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief” Movie Review
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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