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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  • This film makes me sick >:(

    1.0
    Here's an idea for a movie: let's make a modern day Greek epic with an unlikable protagonist, a shitty supporting cast of characters, the lamest portrayals of classic villains and make the tone so inconsistent that it's not funny. If that sounds bad, THAT'S BECAUSE IT IS!!!!!!!!! Percy Jackson is such an unlikable and bland character and the rest of the cast don't even try to make this film better. The concept of a modern day Greek epic sounds cool, but the tone is beyond inconsistent; is this supposed to be a light hearted family film like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone or serious and grand like The Lord of the Rings. WHICH IS IT???!!!!! I haven't read the book this movie is based on, but given how shitty and pathetic this movie is, I don't even want to fucking know. This is hands down the worst movie in the fucking fantasy genre; and as for the sequel, HELL FUCKING NO!!!!!! >:(moreless
  • WTSF movie makers.

    1.0
    If you thought johnny test or any other terrible cartoon show or comic or whatever was bad, take a look at this dung head of a movie. they couldn't even keep the freaking eye color of Percy right, same with Annabeth. if they cant even keep the opening right, its a shit fest for sure.
  • This Movie Put Me Through A Phase

    8.5
    After I watched this movie on Cartoonetwork during flicks I was Sprung I started looking up minatours and pegasuses and centaurs all the mythical greek stuff I can wait till the next movie comes out I just think they should have not took so long to start filming the next one

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