Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Poster

Release Date: February 12th, 2010

DVD Release Date: June 29th, 2010

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, Family

Production Co: Phoenix Film Partners, Dune, Sunswept Entertainment, 1492 Pictures

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Son, Brash, Quest, Family, Friendship, Mother, Spirited, Rescue, Friend, New York City, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • 20

    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

  • 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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