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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief  »

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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) (27 June 2010)
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Trivia

Athena was a maiden goddess (she could never marry), yet she had children, such as Annabeth, because like her, her children are born from pure thought, and given as a gift to the men she truly admires, therefore she is able to have demigod children, and still be a maiden goddess See more »

Goofs

At the film's climax, Luke claims it was never his intention for Percy and his friends to escape the Underworld alive, yet he gave them the map to the pearls they used to do so. If he hadn't meant for them to succeed, then why did he give it to them in the first place? See more »

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[first lines]
Poseidon: Zeus.
Zeus: Poseidon.
Zeus: It's been many years.
Zeus: What do you see?
Poseidon: Thunder clouds.
Zeus: But 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 »

Connections

Featured in Lost in Adaptation: The Lightning Thief (2015) 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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Huge disappointment!
15 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

WARNING!!!! If you loved the books, DO NOT GO TO THE MOVIE! I just went tonight with my 10 year old very excited daughter, who is a huge fan of the Percy Jackson books as am I, to see the movie. She stormed out half way through out in a fury! Do these people not read the books before they decide to create movies? There are so many flaws and missing characters. Hey remember Ares? He's the main antagonist and yet he's not even in the movie! Don't take your kids they will be disappointed. We will not go see any more of the Percy Jackson movies and I am writing as many parents as possible to let them know not to waste their money. For an author to create such a wonderful series of books that has inspired kids about Greek Mythology and let Hollywood once again screw the story up is a sin. I guess once again it's all about the money, not about the story or the craft. To quote my daughter who was near tears with anger, "It was awful, the worst movie ever!"


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