Box art for Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

action & adventure, children & family, sci-fi & fantasy

Modern and mythical worlds collide in this thunderous fantasy-adventure starring Pierce Brosnan, Kevin McKidd and Uma Thurman as you've never seen them before!

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: "It is a bit hard to see quite where Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief's market lies. Too adult for juveniles, too juvenile for adults.

- Giles Hardie,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Harry Potter meets Clash of the Titans and this book translation does pretty good for itself. My daughter and I laughed cringed and enjoyed it all the way through. I then made sure to tell my daughter its a book and she is already to read it!

- jmanard52, Sunday, February 14, 2010

4 stars

I like that the movie draws from from Mythological Gods instead of the made up characters like Harry Potter. It is an enjoyable movie and much better than I expected.

- Tomassgringo, Thursday, September 23, 2010

3 stars

I had a fun time watching this. I cant compare it to the book cuz I havent read it at all but I liked watching it, I thought it was very enjoyable. Somewhere along the way, this movie kinda gave me the impression of 'Greek Mythology meets National Treasure'. Okay, dont get me wrong, its not really like National Treasure, its more like Hollywood "branding" Greek Mythology. It was like... Americanizing the Greek Myths... But then again maybe its just me... Mmm. yeah, loads of commercial plugging of items in this one too. Still.. It was pretty good watch. Bought the kiddie in me back to the surface :P

- Gx7, Sunday, September 19, 2010