Film #248: PERCY JACKSON AND THE TALE OF THE LIGHTNING THIEF
Percy Jackson and the Tale of The Lightning Thief
3 out of 5 stars
A 'dont ask me why, it was just on' rewatch. A begrudgingly given three stars. While it’s fun to watch literally shovels-full of money being thrown at the screen, this clumsy, rather predictable, and CG-laden introduction to mythology is aimed firmly at the ‘tween market. There are a lot of scenes of violence, but they are of the sanitized and bloodless variety. The film is heavily influenced by the Harry Potter series and it’s rather surprising it wasn’t a bigger hit. Perfect for your junior high schooler, it may be too scary for kids younger than that. Honestly, I thought this was going to be a LOT worse than it was. Look for Uma Thurman and Rosario Dawson both looking hotter than they have in years.