Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief [2010] Movie Review Recommendation

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief [2010]

What an unholy movie… I first thought to put it in the movies so bad that they are good section, but this movie was so outrageously commercial and disgusting that it’s hard to even think about it. To my amazement Percy Jackson was based on a novel by Rick Riordan. You would think that with a relatively healthy literary source, the movie could not be so blank, but you would be wrong.  It continues Americanization of everything that exists, somehow Greek mythology now moved to America, so you have gods fighting in the freaking Empire State Building. Just lame. Percy, although twelve in the novel, is now a much older in order to facilitate the “cuming-of-age” aspect of the flick. This is just one of many changes that were made in an effort to make it more appealing to teenagers.

Pierce Brosnan is a horse, there are flying Converse sneakers, pens that turn into swords, Boromir and Vorenus are gods, Rosario Dawson is Persephone, the name of the main character is Percy, not a single tit in the movie and let alone a drop of blood. I know that this movie is intended for younger audiences and it tries to milk Clash Of The Titans and Harry Potter, but still this is just plain wrong. Milking, milking and some more milking… Special effects are really good, and that is a shame, they could have been spent on a much better movie. So if you want to trash the movie or see what crap they are making these days check it out. And do not let the kids see it, or let them and then find some older flicks that are not so cool with the same subject…

Director: Chris Columbus

Cast: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson, Uma Thurman, Kevin McKidd

Fun Stuff: Director Chris Columbus stated that the cast were chosen specifically with sequels in mind.

IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814255/

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