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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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When his lightning bolt is stolen, Zeus accuses Poseidon's son Percy Jackson and gives Poseidon's son fourteen days to return it, otherwise he will initiate a war amongst the gods. Meanwhile the teenager, Percy, who is dyslexic and has ADHD is visiting The Museum of Metropolitan of Art and is attacked by a Fury disguised in his teacher. His physically handicapped best friend Grover reveals that Percy is a demigod and that he is his protector and his teacher Mr Brunner gives him a pen telling him that it is a powerful weapon. They go to Percy's house and together with his mother Sally they drive to the Camp Half-Blood. However Sally is attacked by a Minotaur and vanishes before Percy can help her. In the camp, Percy befriends the gorgeous Annabeth; when they are attacked by Hades who wants the lighting bolt for himself, Percy discovers that his mother is in the Underworld with Hades. Percy decides to travel on a dangerous quest to retrieve the lightning bolt and save his mother. Grover... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG for action violence and peril, some scary images and suggestive material, and mild language | See all certifications »

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$95,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,502,663 (UK) (12 February 2010)

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$88,761,720 (USA) (25 June 2010)
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[first lines]
Poseidon: Zeus.
Zeus: Poseidon.
Poseidon: It's been many years
Zeus: What do you see?
Poseidon: Thunder clouds.
Zeus: With no lightning. Stolen.
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31 December 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love the Percy Jackson series and this film is really excellent!! The story and characters are skilfully developed really well which makes the movie really enjoyable and exciting.

The plot differs from the book in parts but this doesn't matter and it doesn't effect the plot.

When I watched the movie the first time I didn't want it to end, and I haven't stopped watching it since.

This movie is action packed, funny, and has a very talented cast who resemble the images I had created of the characters when I was reading the books. Would strongly recommend this movie anybody.


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