Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

"The Lightning Thief" is an entertaining movie with a good story line and fabulous special effects. If you go, don't take little children. The movie may be rated PG but with characters like Medusa, (Uma Thurman - with real snakes in her hair) it is too scary for children. It is similar to Harry Potter movies in many ways so if you like Harry, you'll probably like Percy (Logan Lerman). Percy Jackson is the demigod son of Poseidon and better looking than Harry Potter. Peirce Brosnan is the half man half horse, Chiron. This is a different role for Brosnan, with long hair and scruffy look, he looks very different but still yummy! I couldn't help but to imagine myself riding that horse ; ) The best character is Steve Coogan as Hades. He isn't on the screen very long so you are left wanting to a longer dance with the devil. This movie ends leaving things wide open for a sequel so maybe Coogan will have a bigger role in the next movie. In short, this movie was good just not great.

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