Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief-Good, but Dissapointing

February 15, 2010
By , Lemoore, CA
Based on the hit novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, this movie deserves and four out of five on my grading. I recently saw this movie and was a bit disappointed. I expected it to be quite different. The main thing was the characters. Wasn’t Annabeth blonde? Wasn’t Grover shorter than Percy in his description in the book? Finally, in the book, Percy was only twelve. In the movie, his character looks fourteen. I don’t know about anybody else who saw this movie, but it didn’t exactly fit the description of the book.

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JennInspired19 said...
Jul. 13, 2011 at 8:52 pm
I totally agree, I've just gotten into the series and I'm on the fourth book, I saw the movie before i read the book and atfirst i found no problem with it, I thout it was pretty good, but it barely kept true to the book once i read it which was a little dissapointing. I thought Chirons character was cast perfectly, aside from the fact that his back side was supposed to be a white stallions. i think Percy character would have been well cast too had it not been for the age all of... (more »)
Chans247 said...
May 21, 2011 at 9:22 pm
I so agree. And in the movie they look more 16 cause they can drive cars. And Clarisse is missing! How could they do that????? She is one of the main characters in the second book.
Liberty09-10 replied...
May 22, 2011 at 12:06 am
They do drive in the books u know???
Chans247 replied...
May 22, 2011 at 1:08 am
No, they take buses and walk. Oh yeah, and a taxi once.
Liberty09-10 replied...
May 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm
No they stole a car too
Chans247 replied...
Jun. 6, 2011 at 6:02 am
Oh really?? I forgot, srry :D Could you tell me chapter it is on?? Thanks!
WerewolfWriting said...
Feb. 9, 2011 at 7:20 pm
I totally agree! It would of been SO much better if they stayed with the book! First, they can't make the rest of the series and if they tried, they would twist it so badly it wouldn't even be the movie anymore! It demented the whole series. Hopefully they will make another Rick Riordan series a movie like The Kane Chronicles or The Heroes of Olympus and HOPEFULLY they will get a good director and do it right!
jd023 replied...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 9:38 am
true that! i wish that they would make heros of omlypus a movie because i read the first book and it was good i also think they sould get a different director and make more percy jackson movies and bring in clarisse!
DiamondsIntheGrass This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 6, 2010 at 1:20 pm
what about clarisse? the thing with ares? how the heck did persephonie get into the story? the age? they look about sixteen, but percy should be furfilling the prophecy if hes that old!
LMS09-10 said...
Jul. 15, 2010 at 4:07 pm
another thing is that they didnt even bring clarisse into the story! how will they continue the movies without clarisse?
Lola Sveroski said...
Feb. 21, 2010 at 1:29 pm
True dat! I posted a whole huge rant on my fanfiction profile... But that's just me...
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Feb. 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm
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