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|A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods.|
"...an entertaining mix of buddy movie, road trip, "Clash of the Titans," archetypal quest and a coming-of-age tale about misfits making their way despite, or because of, absent parents. Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle
Editor's NoteThis adaptation of Rick Riordan's remarkably popular fantasy book series tells the tale of accident-prone teenager Percy (Logan Lerman), who discovers that he's actually a demigod, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. Percy must master his newfound skills in order to prevent a war between the gods that could devastate the entire world. The film is directed by Chris Columbus, and co-stars Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, and Sean Bean.
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief - DVD Review
By: Fitz Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 6/27/2010 10:45 AM
|Greek mythology has been around since the ancient Greeks began telling the tales around 1000 BC. Those myths have worked their way into many different forms of media since then, from paintings and Greek literature to movies, television, books, and even comic books in the modern age. So why would I be surprised to learn that it was being re-purposed once again in the form of some young adult fiction? Rick Riordan, a teacher in California with a background in English and history, was well placed to take the sometimes dry stories from the ancient Greeks and make them relevant in today's world. He created a hero, Percy Jackson, a kid with dyslexia who is unknowingly a demigod — the child of Poseidon and a mortal woman....read the full review|