Monday, March 21, 2011

Title:  Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Format:  Netflix
Genre:  Fantasy
Rating:  C

Synopsis (from  Modern and mythical worlds collide in this thunderous fantasy-adventure starring Pierce Brosnan, Kevin McKidd and Uma Thurman as you’ve never seen them before! Percy Jackson is no ordinary teenager...he’s just learned he’s the son of Poseidon and is accused of stealing Zeus’ ­lightning bolt – the most powerful weapon ever created! With storm clouds brewing, Percy embarks on an incredible cross-country journey to prove his innocence, recover the bolt and prevent a war amongst the gods that could destroy our world!

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I hate it when they make books I love into movies, because they never get it right.  I think my friend Mary pretty much summed it up when she said that the studio must have put all their energy and money into hiring the A-list actors to play smaller roles, instead of focusing on getting good actors to play the main parts and sticking to the story.

I just don't understand why Hollywood feels the need to take something that is already great the way it is and change it.  The Lightning Thief is such a great book with interesting characters, an intense plot, and a satisfying conclusion.  Then Hollywood gets a hold of the movie rights, hires teenage actors that can't act to save their lives, and completely rewrite an already amazing story.  The whole scene with Hades is completely different from the book; it's so frustrating too, because it wasn't a good change.  It was pointless and uncalled for; the original scene was so much more intense and dramatic.  The movie version is comedic and stupid.  One of these days, the movie studios are going to wake up and realize that they're just alienating people when they make these huge changes to the stories they love.  Maybe if they had stuck to the original storyline and hired good actors, this movie would have been a success, rather than a flop.  C

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