Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
Released: 2010

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Based on the trailers and having limited knowledge of the series, I was pleasantly surprised to see a unique and imaginative action-adventure that held my interest for all of its glorious two hours. You know a film is good when you have been up for close to eighteen hours and yet the movie is so interesting that you have no interest in giving into sleep. Sleep was knocking on my door as I sat down to watch the film but the film’s intriguing story and non-stop action made it all worthwhile. The film is based on the five-book series by Rick Riordan, which apparently has a big enough fan base that the original Harry Potter director has taken on the opening film. Chris Columbus directed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Shocker, he is taking on another film with a long title. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief. Read full review