In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters, to find the mythical Golden Fleece, all the while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Brandon T. Jackson
A teenage girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.
Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
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
The Lotus Casino sequence was filmed at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver. On the exterior, exclusively the entrance was decorated to look like a casino entrance, and the large, beautiful fountain in front of the entrance was built by the filmmakers as well. The rest of the casino's massive exterior bells and whistles were created by the digital effects team on the computer and inserted into the shots after filming wrapped. However, the entire interior was constructed to look an enormous, beautiful casino. The filmmakers designed the interior trimmings and decorations completely from scratch, filled the interior with very convincing casino games and indoor amusement park rides, and used a brand new Maserati to set up the "win this car" stand in the casino lobby. See more »
After Percy enters the Lotus Casino in Vegas, the designs on his blue shirt are suddenly gone. See more »
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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