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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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Chris Columbus

Writers:

Craig Titley (screenplay), Rick Riordan (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Logan Lerman ... Percy Jackson
Brandon T. Jackson ... Grover
Alexandra Daddario ... Annabeth
Jake Abel ... Luke
Sean Bean ... Zeus
Pierce Brosnan ... Mr. Brunner / Chiron
Steve Coogan ... Hades
Rosario Dawson ... Persephone
Melina Kanakaredes ... Athena
Catherine Keener ... Sally Jackson
Kevin McKidd ... Poseidon
Joe Pantoliano ... Gabe Ugliano
Uma Thurman ... Medusa
Julian Richings ... Ferryman
Bonita Friedericy ... Hysterical Woman
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Storyline

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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Worlds collide.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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UK | Canada | USA

Release Date:

12 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,502,663 (United Kingdom), 12 February 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,661,634, 12 February 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$88,761,720, 27 June 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$226,497,209, 15 April 2012
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Luke is seen playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) with a PlayStation controller, but on the television screen, it shows Xbox controls. See more »

Goofs

In the Capture the Flag scene, a warrior of the red team shears off the blue horsehair plume on Percy's helmet with his sword. However, in all of the following scenes the plume is complete again. See more »

Quotes

[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 »


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Ain't That A Kick In The Head?
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics bySammy Cahn
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Disappointed
16 February 2010 | by jin4739See all my reviews

Here's the deal. I read the first book, I'm currently reading the second... I loved the books, the imagination, the way it ties the mythology with the 21st century, all great. Now, the movie... the only thing I really have to say is PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE give me back the 2 hours you just unmercifully wasted in my life. I saw this flick with my fiancé on Valentine's Day, my pick. It was so bad even I nearly fell asleep. They changed major plot lines in the book, took out some of the characters that I really wanted to see, added a few that didn't exist in the book, and it was overall just kind of boring. Big effects don't do enough to keep me awake when I was really looking forward to knowing what would happen next in the movie and how it would be made. Instead I just sit there mindless, wondering if it wasn't too late to sneak into Avatar instead. If there is a movie made from the other books in the series... I'll probably download it online, but I won't spend money to see it. Huge, huge disappointment.


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