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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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12 February 2010 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,502,663 (UK) (12 February 2010)

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$88,761,720 (USA) (25 June 2010)
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Trivia

In Greek mythology (at least in the classical version), Athena is a daughter of Zeus, which makes Annabeth Percy's first cousins once removed. See more »

Goofs

In the scene after Percy severs Medusa's head, there is no blood on his sword. After when walking to meet his friends he is seen wiping blood from it. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the credits there is a scene showing Gabe Ugliano's fate on discovering Medusa's severed head. See more »

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Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode #51.4 (2014) See more »

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MAMA TOLD ME (NOT TO COME)
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Three Dog Night
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A bit of a disappointment
12 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My family went to see the movie "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" today. All of us have read the books and are big fans. I do think it's interesting the comments made about how this movie is a ripoff from Harry Potter. If you actually read the book, the movie was nothing like it. I'd say it wasn't a bad way to spend a few hours. My family liked it, at no time was I wondering how long we'd been in the theatre. But where the book was great, the movie lacked...a lot.

CGI was awesome. Medusa & her snakes were amazing.

If you can avoid paying full price (where we live you can see movies on the weekends for $5 per person before noon), you won't feel like you were short-changed with this one.


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