Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I thought it was mischievous and witty and amusing and I was just sort of drawn into it."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"Dutifully Potteresque it begins, and dutifully Potteresque it ends."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"It provides a great adventure movie for the family audience."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"It kind of just builds up to a lot of Not Much."
‑ Dave White,
"Mildly diverting."
‑ Brett Michel, Boston Phoenix
"It's not enough to compensate for the computer-game-style plotting, which is largely based on us picking up narrative nuggets that mechanically slot into place later on."
‑ , Time Out
"Has all the CGI sorcery of a Harry Potter pic, but none of the magic."
‑ Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly
"The premise of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief holds great potential potential the film never realizes."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"Manages to pay its respects to the Greek myths and actually convey them as fun."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Just another mediocre fantasy flick, but if you enjoyed the books, I'm sure you'll enjoy the film."
‑ Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"Director Chris Columbus has brought together the modern and mythical spheres with sharp pacing and a nifty sense of fun that atone for the film's dippier moments. It's his most enjoyable effort since Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Percy Jackson, you are no Harry Potter. You are not fit to walk in a hobbit's wake."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Percy Jackson is simply uninspired in every single meaning of the word. It's probably the crassest, most obviously derivative work of this sort since Eragon."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief proves to be a satisfying beginning to what is sure to be a promising film franchise."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"An enjoyable PG-rated family adventure in its own right, but Columbus' film can't live up to the Potter gold standard, and it strays enough from Riordan's source material to make its tween readership blow a gasket every few minutes. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
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