Written October 30, 2014
This movie is a good flick top watch if you are trying to spend some hours away from your stressful lives and to just get away for a bit. It was not anything special, and I thought it was going to be better, but it was worth the ticket price. It was so-so in my book. It will be perfect for teenagers who love Harry Potter and even for some adults. There are worse movies you can see during the afternoon.
Written August 30, 2013
The movie was great. I personally didn't read the books but the movies are pretty good in my opinion. Definitely a must see. Family friendly as well.
Written September 01, 2013
This movie is not great but it is entertaining and worth seeing. The special effects are top notch and the acting adequate. As usual, the book was much better.
Written August 29, 2013
I haven't read the books and didn't have any expectations before seeing the movie. My 7 year old son, however, is a big fan, so I took him. He said this was the best movie he's ever seen, and we're going to see it a second time today. I enjoyed the movie - great special effects and fun character portrayals. My son loved the battle on the yacht scene. My son is on the third book, The Titan's curse, and can't wait for that movie to come out. I would say anyone who likes action adventure films would find it enjoyable.
Written October 02, 2014
I have never read any of the Percy Jackson books personally so I am not sure what I am supposed to expect on film. However I did read the Harry Potter books before seeing the movies and I never found that the movies lived up to the books at all or were anything that I had imagined.
But back to Percy. I loved the Lightning Thief. I do not want to ruin the second movie for anyone who has not seen it yet, but I did not like how Percy Jackson's hero role was downplayed in this second film. If that is an element that is part of the books then ok. But for movie purposes probably would have been better to keep that out just saying. Certain elements are good for books and movies and other elements are not for the same media just depends on the media to which you are using.
But I would still go see it none the less, the action scenes and story line were good in their own right.