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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief [2010] (1 disc)

Director:Chris Columbus
Writer:Craig Titley
Composer:Christophe Beck
Length:118 minutes
(1 hour 58 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Fantasy
Sorting Tub:Juliet
IMDB Rating:5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:49%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: 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.

Reaction: Interesting, and in many ways, it plays out better than Harry Potter 1, though still a little bland from time to time. I'm interested to see how the next one plays out.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Chris Columbus => Director
Craig Titley => Writer
Christophe Beck => Composer
Rick Riordan => Novel
Alexandra Daddario => Annabeth
Brandon T. Jackson => Grover
Catherine Keener => Sally Jackson
Conrad Coates => Hephaestus
Dimitri Lekkos => Apollo
Dylan Neal => Hermes
Erica Cerra => Hera
Jake Abel => Luke
Joe Pantoliano => Gabe Ugliano
Julian Richings => Ferryman
Kevin McKidd => Poseidon
Logan Lerman => Percy Jackson
Luke Camilleri => Dionysus
Marielle Jaffe => Aphrodite Girl
Melina Kanakaredes => Athena
Ona Grauer => Artemis
Pierce Brosnan => Mr. Brunner / Chiron
Ray Winstone => Ares (uncredited)
Rosario Dawson => Persephone
Sean Bean => Zeus
Serinda Swan => Aphrodite
Stefanie von Pfetten => Demeter
Steve Coogan => Hades
Uma Thurman => Medusa

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • In Greek mythology (at least in the classical version), Athena is a daughter of Zeus, which makes Annabeth Percy's first cousins once removed.
  • Percy was named, by his mother, after Perseus, Zeus' demigod son, and therefore Percy's cousin, who battled against Medusa, cutting off and collecting her head, which Percy also does. Perseus then gives the head to Athena, Annabeth's mother, who places it on her shield, the Aegis.
  • The statue of Athena at the Parthenon in Tennessee has a carving of Medusa on her chest plate.
  • In Greek Mythology Medusa was turned into a Gorgon because her great beauty lead to her being raped by Poseidon, Percy's father, in the temple of Athena, Annabeth's mother, who took offense and cursed her. Hence Medusa's hatred for them, and her reference to unfinished business.
  • The substitute teacher, Mrs. Dodds, writes, "I understand a fury in your words But not your words" from Othello 4.2 on the blackboard. Shortly thereafter, she turns into a Fury.
  • Luke is seen playing the multiplayer mode of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Kevin McKidd is a voice actor for that videogame.
  • When Chiron is calling for the campers to gather around to go over the rules for Capture the Flag, he yells for Dylan and Paris to stop "lollygagging". Chiron is played by Pierce Brosnan, whose two younger sons are named Dylan and Paris.
  • In Roman mythology, the goddess Athena is a symbol of virginity. She never had any children.
  • When they drive off from the Casino, they are in a Maserati, which happens to have the trident as emblem.
  • In Greek mythology, Chiron was a centaur and a master of the healing arts, and passed that knowledge on to the mortal hero Asclepius. He was also known for training several heroes: Asclepius, Aristaeus, Ajax, Aeneas, Actaeon, Caeneus, Theseus, Achilles, Jason, Peleus, Telamon, Perseus, and Heracles (a.k.a. Hercules).
  • In the book, Annabeth is a blonde and has grey eyes. But in this movie, she is a brunette with blue eyes.