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Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief Movie Review Summary

Actors: Logan Lerman, Brandon Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Sean Bean

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The gods Zeus and Poseidon meet in conflict: Zeus' lightning bolt has been stolen, and he suspects that Poseidon's son, Percy Jackson, is responsible for this crime. Poseidon tries to assure him that since Percy doesn't even know he's a demigod, he can't have possibly done it, but Zeus warns him that unless it's returned shortly, war is coming. Percy, meanwhile, goes about his ordinary teenage life, struggling at school due to dyslexia, but otherwise life plods along the way it does for most. However, when a Fury attacks him and tells him to give it the lightning bolt, he is forced into the reality of his situation. His best friend, Grover, reveals he is a satyr is disguise, who has been protecting Percy while he grew up as a normal child. Now that he realizes who he is, he is taken to Camp Half-Blood, a place where young demigods are trained to maximize their power. While at the camp, Percy is visited by Hades, who reveals that he has captured Percy's mother. Unless Percy brings the Lightning Bolt down to the Underworld, his mother will stay there forever. Percy and his friends must hunt down three pearls, the only way they will be able to escape the Underworld once they arrive. While unfolding their plan, they discover who the actual Lightning Thief is. It will be up to Percy to save his mother, save the lightning, and save the world.
Best part of story, including ending: The demigod world that the film builds is cleverly executed, and the main characters are all charmingly portrayed.

Best scene in story: The scene with Hades and Persephone, played by the hilarious Steve Coogan and the seductive Rosario Dawson, is a fun take on Greek mythology.

Opinion about the main character: Percy is an earnest kid who means well, the type of hero that it's easy to see why young kids would look up to.

The review of this Movie prepared by R.W. Hainline a Level 29 Superb Fruit-Dove scholar





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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on present day Earth Coming of age    -   Yes he'll/she'll become:    -   a powerful magician/mental powers person magical being/mental/magical powers    -   Yes kind of powers:    -   fighting mythical gods

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Jungle?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Tone of movie    -   upbeat Kinds of F/X    -   Things that change shape/morph    -   exploding vehicles    -   exotic big cities Is this movie based on a    -   book

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