Movie Monday (1/10/11)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ever wanted to find out one day that life as you know it is a lie? That's what happend to Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon. Diagnosed with ADD and dyslexia, it turns out that his life has been influenced by his flight or fight instincts, and that his brain is hard-wired for Ancient Greek. Based off the popular Young Adult book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan, the movie Percy Jackson & the Olympians: the Lightning Thief was a riviting tale.

via IMDB:

When his
lightning bolt is stolen, Zeus accuses Poseidon's son Percy Jackson and gives
fourteen days to Poseidon to return his lightning bolt; otherwise he would
initiate a war against his brother. Meanwhile the dyslexic and with ADHD
teenager Percy is visiting The Museum of Metropolitan of Art and is attacked by
a Fury disguised in his teacher. His crippled best friend Grover reveals that
Percy is a demigod and he is his protector and his teacher Mr. Brunner gives a
pen to him telling that it is a powerful weapon. They go to Percy's house and
together with his mother Sally, they drive to the Camp Half-Blood. However Sally
is attacked by a Minotaur and vanishes before Percy can help her. In the camp,
Percy befriends the gorgeous Annabeth; when they are attacked by Hades that
wants the lighting bolt for him, Percy discovers that his mother is in hell with
Hades. Percy decides to travel in a dangerous quest to retrieve the lightning
bolt and save his mother...

In all honesty, this movie has not only awesome special effects, but also a killer plot line. Having read the books and seen the movie, I can gaurantee that they match plots pretty well.

Happy readings and viewings!

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  1. Great books, but I must disagree with you about the movie. It didn't follow the book well at all, and it was just missing some special element that made the book so wonderful.

  2. I just found this on the Showtime On Demand and was planning on watching it tonight! Glad to know you enjoyed it so much.

  3. I saw the movie before reading the book and it really turned me off reading it. I'll probably give it another try sometime... but I just really didn't like the movie for some reason.