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The Lightning Thief movie wasn’t quite what I expected. I saw the movie last weekend, so it had been years since I had read the book. At the time, I didn't remember all that much from the book, but the entire time I was watching the movie, something felt off. The obvious changes, like age and such, I could put out of my mind, but I felt like little, important things, were missing. After re-reading the book last week, I realized just how much was changed. I won't get all into it because I already made a post/discussion about books being turned into movies and included this, but there was a lot lost in translation. I think that if you’ve read the book, there’s a chance you’re not going to love the movie, but if you’ve never read the book, there's a good chance you'll enjoy it.
The Lightning Thief is a fun-filled, action-packed family film that both children and adults will enjoy. Children will love it for the action and adventure, while adults will enjoy the witty lines and jokes. Logan Lerman is excellent as Percy, but it’s Brandon T. Jackson that steals the show as Grover, a satyr who is sent to protect Percy. Rosario Dawson was fabulous as Persephone and Uma Thurman was killer as Medusa. And for those of you looking for some eye candy, Kevin McKidd definitely fits the bill as Poseidon. I will say that the gods (Poseidon included) had very little screen time because most of it was devoted to Percy, Annabeth, and Grover running around the US in search of some…you’ll have to see to find out.
Either way, I have a feeling that there are going to be a lot more Percy Jackson fans now.