Thursday, April 14, 2011

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

My Rating 30%

I remember when this was hitting the theaters and my boss was really interested to see it even if it was just mild-less entertainment...yeah it'd say that's what it really was.

Plot: Percy Jackson is a teenager who lives in New York with his mother and jack-hole of a stepfather. Then one day he gets attacked by a mythical creature asking for a lightning bolt. he's rescued by his teacher who send him, his mother, and his best friend Grover to Half-Blood camp, but when they arrive, they are separated from his mother in the process. at the camp, it is found out that the camp is place where demigods of the greek gods live and that Percy is the son of Poseidon. It is also found out that someone has stolen the lightning bolt of Zeus and as a result, people are trying to get their hands on it which may cause an all out war and Zeus himself believes Percy has it. so after learning a few things at the camp and learning that Hades has his mother hostage, Percy goes out with Grover and Demigod named Annabeth in search for the lightning bolt.

In a way i really wonder about what the book is like. because i've read the plot summery and while this film has a better way of generally telling the story, the book, and actually the book that follow are a little unique. I mostly mean that in the extent of things like how there's a whole bunch of mythical creatures to fight and how not only are the demigods actually around their preteen/early teen years, but a few of them have been known to die a throughout the series. i mean sure, we've seen that idea before with Harry Potter but that mostly happen when they are grown up. these are 12 or 13 year old getting killed by mythical creatures and magic and whatnot. that's just messed up. This is some kid in their late teens that are facing those type of things which is less of a big deal to me. anything else, i don't think a lot of fans liked the sexual humor that was put into this film. and even if they didn't, the humor was just convincing me that they weren't really being too serious with this film.

Logan Lerman/Percy Jackson: eh, he wasn't great, but he wasn't the worst choice for the character.
Brandon T. Jackson/Grover Underwood: He wasn't a particularly fun character. He was most of the comedy relief which made him the main way that they didn't take this film seriously especially with him being the main guy with the sexual humor particularly.
Alexandra Daddario/Annabeth Chase: eh, whatever. same deal and Lerman. Don't really care at all.

as far as other actors, it was interesting yet sad for some good actors to be in this film like Sean Bean. But i think where this movie was a complete fail in term of taking the film seriously (if they were doing that at all) was with Steve Coogan as Hades. that was a complete no-no.

Music: didn't pay attention to the score, but it was nice that they played "Poker Face" from Lady Gaga.

Editing: it was okay, nothing special.

and that is basically my review for Percy Jackson & the Olympians:The Lightning Thief.

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