Movie Review: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

Finally watched Percy Jackson. I now get the idea why others  compare it to Harry Potter. Three main characters consisting of two boys  and one girl, modern buildings with secret doors to magical places,  Chris Columbus directing both the first installment of the movies HP and  Percy Jackson, special school meant for the “special  ones”.. name it and they both seem to really have a lot of  similarities. But what I liked about this movie is that there is a touch  of famous literature attached to it like Medussa and the other Greek  mythology characters involved in it. You, as the viewer, can somewhat  relate to what the characters in the movie are going through so you can  feel like being a part of the movie itself. All in all, it was indeed a great film. I can’t wait to watch  the next movie and oh, read the Percy Jackson series. heehee

Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson

I finally watched Percy Jackson and I watched it online but this I assure you, on the next installment of this movie, I WILL WATCH IT ON THEATERS no matter how busy I am.

I now get the idea why others compare it to Harry Potter. Three main characters consisting of two boys and one girl, modern buildings with secret doors to magical places, Chris Columbus directing both the first installment of the movies HP and Percy Jackson, special school meant for the “special ones”.. name it and they both seem have it. These two really have a lot of similarities. But what I liked about this movie is that there is a touch of famous literature attached to it like Medussa and the other Greek mythology characters involved in it. You, as the viewer, can somewhat relate to what the characters in the movie are going through so you can feel like being a part of the movie itself.

Percy Jackson, the dyslexic and ADHD demigod who was forced to set foot on a mission in order to regain his mother back and clear his name as the lightning thief. I loved how the writer used his deductive skills to point a good reason out of what seems to be a hopeless case for many real life humans who are dyslexics and has ADHD. In the movie, Percy cannot make use of his reading prowess in English because his mind is set to read Greek, hence the reason he is dyslexic. Another one is he is an ADHD creature because he is impulsive and he can’t stay still, which may be due to the reason that he is in fact, a demigod. What is more cooler than that? rooting up for a positive explanations on weaknesses are way beyond awesome!

Annabeth, the daughter of the goddess of wisdom Athena, seems to resemble Hermione in more ways than one. She is also intelligent and pompous at first but along the way, she also gets to show her warm side.

And Grover who is Percy Jackson’s best friend, a satyr, who went undercover at Yancy Academy as a disabled student to find out if there are other demigods who attend it.

I commend Rick Riordan for his great skills on bringing out the best in the worst part of a person. I read sometime before that he made Percy that way (dyslexic and ADHD) because of his son who is a dyslexic and has ADHD. Now it only gives us more reason to see the positive sides of the world instead of stressing on the bad side of it.

This movie is very optimistic. It brings the audience in a very light mood afterwards. It is higly recommendable.

All in all, it was a great film. I can’t wait to watch the next movie and oh, read the Percy Jackson series. heehee

Favorite quotes from the movie:

ANNABETH (to Percy): I definitely have strong feelings for you… just haven’t decided yet whether it’s positive or negative.

GROVE (to Percy and Percy’s mom): Is it just me or is it raining cows?

POSEIDON (to Percy): Just because you didn’t see me doesn’t mean that I’m not there.

CHIRON (to Percy): You can receive all the training in the world but ultimately, you have to follow your instincts. Grace under pressure.

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About Shayne Zalameda

Shayne Zalameda is Misstache. She adores eating, traveling, attending events, and watching films. She likes to omit adjectives and is fascinated with ironies. As much as possible, she tries to avoid the word "very". Sometimes she easily forget things. More on http://LeMisstache.com
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