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I Think you will like this story. I was reluctant to watch this at first. I had never heard of the books. I used to enjoy Greek Mythology when I was younger and I instantly got drawn in when I started to watch this movie. It is PG so it is not too intense for a younger viewer (I have a 9 year old who does not like creepy/scary movies; he was a little scared at a first but he said it wasn't too scary once he started watching it) but it has enough action and spooky scenes that even my teenager enjoyed. This is a great family film.
My only nag is that Clairisse doesn't appear whatsoever in this film and that Luke takes full credit for stealing Zeus's thunder (minor on the whole as the whole film is concerned), but this is a tremendous movie. Admittedly the books are better but honestly I adore this movie, especially Grover and his hysterical antics. Not certain if 'Sea of Monsters' is greenlit and the little errors in this first installation, but even if not, I'm simply happy seeing one of my favorite books become an epic masterpiece. Not all Percy Jackson fans will agree with me, but I enjoyed the movie anyhow.
This is a wonderful movie for the whole family. After reading the books and becoming caught up in the characters, my kids actually cheered when the DVD arrived. The movie is fast-paced, the smart-aleck humor from the books is intact, and it offers a satisfying ending. We're anxiously awaiting the second installment next year.
If you need to bone up on your Greek gods and mythology, this movie is for you. Although the movie covers a goodly number of the characters from classical Greece, the story itself is weak. But the movie is still watchable since the special effects are well done. All-in-all, this movie is fun for the family to watch. I think you will enjoy it.
I purchased the dvd Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lighting Thief. The movie was never opened, exactly how I purchased it. The movie is really very good. We enjoyed the movie very much.
The acting was good, and the sets were great! It was fun to have a new approach to Greek mythology. There were many humorous moments, and a few edge-of-your-seat type moments as well. However, the books are much funnier and more exciting. I would recommend this movie, but include a forwarning to all those book purists (like me) out there :)
There are a several scenes which are different from the book, but the movie was well done for a book to a movie. My girls loved it.
It was OK. Little more information would have been more interesting. No action of what Gods do are doing to pass the time. Half human half god is in it self an open broad typic to explore.
This is a great family movie. It has a great cast and was very entertaining. It does also give the kids a little insight into the Greek Gods and does some teaching as well. Just overall a really good movie!
my husband like it so much and i look it up on ebay to buy the movie because he ask me can you find it for me so i can watch it i like the move to