Thursday, February 18, 2010

Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief

First of all it would have been much simpler for audiences if the movie had been titled merely, "The Lightning Thief", which I had to struggle to recall. The automated voice prompt at our local theater kept insisting, "I'm sorry, I didn't get that."

So I had to go through all the movies (maybe they were hoping I would find something more interesting, but I had promised a twelve and eight year old we were going.)

We were thrilled to see Sean Bean in the TV previews-alas, he had a tiny role , albeit as the King of Gods, Zeus. The ferryman probably had more lines, but I am jumping the story.

Wait, if you are reading this, you are most likely an adult, and the story doesn't really matter-you're taking your kids, right? Unless you thoroughly enjoyed Eragon (I swear I thought of that before I read the Huffington Post review) or "Inkheart", as an adult you will be disappointed in this film.

Yeah, the special effects were ok-I even jumped a couple of times. But to waste Uma Thurman off as Medusa when all the rest of the female cast, including Athena and Poseidon's lover-the mother of the star, no not the Lightning Thief...*sighs* paled in comparison...


Zeus is sure Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, has stolen his lightning bolt and he is going to destroy mankind if he doesn't get it back. Percy just wants to save his Mom from Hades-aww gotta love a boy who wants to save his Mom. The Huffington Reviewer got that wrong and said he just wanted to return the bolt to Zeus-well, that was after he accidentally discovered it, right before the climatic last fight. I guess the Huffington reviewer stepped out for a long smoke in the middle-something I desperately wanted to do when I realized they needed to find three pearls before going to Hades and they had just recovered one...

And please, you can cut of heads of things and carry them about, but you can't give a Satyr balls? Maybe he was a randy wether. Or maybe I have just been working around bucks too much.

Kids loved it-I'd give it 4-1/2 out of ten stars.

1 comment:

~Tonia said...

The girls want to see that too!! We liked Eragon and Inkheart....Lol