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Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

PG| 1 hr. 59 min.

Plot Summary
Always trouble-prone, the life of teenager Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) gets a lot more complicated when he learns he's the son of the Greek god Poseidon. At a training ground for the children of deities, Percy learns to harness his divine powers and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime: he must prevent a feud among the Olympians from erupting into a devastating war on Earth, and rescue his mother from the clutches of Hades, god of the underworld.

Cast: Logan Lerman , Brandon T. Jackson , Alexandra Daddario , Jake Abel , Sean Bean , Pierce Brosnan , Steve Coogan , Rosario Dawson

Director: Chris Columbus

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

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

Release Date: February 12th, 2010|1 hr. 59 min.

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  • A diverting action fantasy that modernizes the stories of demigods and monsters. show more

  • So has "Percy Jackson" successfully cracked the "Potter" code? In terms of overall quality, not even close. Still, the film's carefully calibrated mixture of CGI-enhanced spectacle, diverting (and blood-free) action sequences and adolescent angst could make it a modest hit with the eight to 12-year-old set. show more

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    The film becomes particularly risible when family matters come into play. Since the young demigods, by nature, are raised in single-parent homes, their encounters with the gods are characterized less by wonder than by the therapy-speak of wounded kids with daddy issues. show more

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  • July 20, 2013 gorglob
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    horrible movie. did not follow the book at all

  • July 14, 2013 ye00000000157008
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    They left out so many details and missing very important characters. I have read through the whole series several times and I loved the books and then I watched the movie it was such a disappointment.

  • June 08, 2012 Danielle
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    it was so good i think every will love it wan i see the move it is like i am in the move

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'Percy Jackson 2' Is On The Way And Why You Should Care

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Perri Nemiroff on March 3, 2011

Who says sequels have to be announced the moment a movie comes out - if not before? It's been just over a year since 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief' hit theaters and now, accord...

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James L. Brooks' 'How Do You Know' opens this week, and it may be hard to tell that title from any other movie currently playing, or indeed, to remember it at all. Coming up with a good title is a...

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