Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

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20th Century Fox Released 2010

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Director:
Chris Columbus
Released:
2010
Rating:
PG
Modern and mythical worlds collide in this thunderous fantasy-adventure starring Pierce Brosnan, Kevin McKidd and Uma Thurman as you've never seen them before! Percy Jackson is no ordinary teenager...he's just learned he's the son of Poseidon and is accused of stealing Zeus' lightning bolt - the most powerful weapon ever created! With storm clouds brewing, Percy embarks on an incredible cross-country journey to prove his innocence, recover the bolt and prevent a war amongst the gods that could destroy our world!

Metacritic Score

  • 60

    Variety

    Action movies of this scale often start off strong and wind down to forgettable finales, but "Percy Jackson" is the opposite, overcoming a clunky setup to deliver nearly all its th...

  • 50

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    For all the earth shaking that goes on, "Percy Jackson" is agreeably tame and unthreatening.

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    This is generic filmmaking at its most banal, a simple-minded simplification of a not overwhelmingly complex book.

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destiny, light science fiction, hostile monsters, extraordinary situations, mysterious forces