Written August 19, 2013
This was a surprisingly great movie! Before tickets were purchased, I asked one of my sons if I should have seen the first movie or read the first book (Lightning Thief) before seeing this movie. He said yes. But, thanks to the "recap" at the beginning of this movie, I was able to catch-up with the story line and not feel like I was lost. This movie's plot was excellent, and the acting was well done. Everyone slightly interested in seeing this movie just has to go and enjoy it!
Written August 07, 2013
It's much better than the first one, even if a lot cheesier. Some special effects are kinda meh, but it's still a lot of fun. Even my grumpy boyfriend loved it a lot and asked if we'd see it again!
Written July 28, 2014
Went with kids and hubby. The kids loved it, my daughter says 5 stars out of 5. My son has read the books (the only one out of all of us) and he said it was not completely accurate with the books but that was ok with him. Some kids got up and clapped after the movie.
For my husband and I it was mildly entertaining and knowing nothing about the books it was still easy to follow.
We usually reserve going to see movies in the theatre for a big blockbuster but glad we went for the kids this time as they had a wonderful time :) If it was me only, I would have waited for it to come out on DVD or on demand.
Written July 30, 2014
If you like Harry Potter, you MAYBE like this movie also. Story is predictable, nothing surprise. The only interesting thing is when they call "Percy" in the movie, sounds like "Pu*sy". LOL.
Written July 29, 2014
We had high hopes for this movie but it was disappointing, at best. Logan Lerman, Jake Abel and Nathan Fillian were all good in their roles but everyone else's performances were stiff and one-dimensional. You could literally "see" them "acting". They also deviated quite a bit from the book, which is frustrating and at times infuriating. Also, the corny jokes thrown in were unnecessary and just plain...well...corny. The ending leaves an open door for a 3rd installment, which my daughter and I both agreed to opt-out of seeing. These books have such great movie potential. It's sad that they can't seem to find the right crew to deliver. OK for a rental or made-for-tv but not box office worthy.