Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Reviews
But this film is terribly acted, has a bad ill-written script and is rather illogical...not to mention Percy Jackson tries hard to be the next "Harry Potter", but let's face it, Percy Jackson is a bad sad ripoff of the amazing Harry Potter that lacks everything that makes Harry Potter so great!
A fresh rating of 61%
"Though a sort of Harry Potter knockoff, Percy Jackson benefits from a strong cast and the power of the Greek mythology mixed in our world."
Applying Greek myth to a modern YA movie, is a daring take that brings a fun adventure nonetheless. Fans of the myth would be geeking out with the many references, as well as the star studded ensemble that brings Olympus to the heart of the story. Amazing visual effects adds to its fun of spectacle. Logan Lerman is a standout as the lead character.
The Bad Part:
Why the need to change many important parts of the original story? I wonder if it would be more fun had it was more faithful to the novel. That explains why sometimes parts of the movie felt at loss and disconnected with the whole. This would then cause a chain reaction to the next movie.