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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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Box Office

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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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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. See more »

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The statue of Athena in the Parthenon in Nashville is not the actual statue. The real statue is gold plated, has a different headpiece and is holding Nike not a spear. 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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HIGHWAY TO HELL
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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This is a great movie, but it just doesn't live up to the books. I think it would've been better if they just tried to have stayed with the books more, and possibly work with the detail a little better. That being said, I am a huge mythological gods person, and, just about no one could mess up a movie that has to do with them. I feel that it is so far away from the story that they could've changed it a bit, and then called it a new name. As I said, I wish it was closer to the book, and it was a disappointment, but what will I do, I have my opinion and that's that. If you are one of the people who can't read the book after the movie (like me), don't worry about it. I did exactly that, and was sucked into the book. It is far enough away that you can do that. If you didn't like the movie, still read the book, it is a great book, and you won't be disappointed.


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