PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Movie Review

Americ Ngwije

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  • Annabeth713

    I am a big fan of the Percy Jackson books and quite frankly the movie did not live up to expectations. The plot was completely changed from the plot in the book. In The Lightning Thief book, Percy is searching for the bolt, but in the movie, it is merely a “quest” for three pearls. The characters should have been twelve years old but they were all in their twenties, which made the movie lose it’s magical charm. Also, many of the characters were not right for the parts they played (such as Alexandria Daddario playing Annabeth, Brandon T. Jackson playing Grover, and Jake Abel playing Luke). I feel Chris Columbus made Annabeth less smart then the twelve-year-old in Annabeth in the book, and that Grover was not the wimpy little satyr-kid that he should have been. The relationship between Percy and Annabeth was not a friendship,as it should have been; it was definitively a boyfriend/girlfriend thing in the movie. I believe that the movie was anti-climactic, and missed out on some of the most vital points of the book such as the stirring war between the Titans and the gods. The movie does not explain about the prophecy that Percy was in, nor the oath between the “Big Three” gods. Overall, the movie was weak compared to the book. I do not recommend seeing it, especially if you have not read the books. Instead, go to your local library, pick up Percy Jackson #1, and sit there for two hours reading it. It is a hilarious book and ten times better then the movie, I assure you.