We were sent Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Lightning Thief DVD to review.
Based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan, the film follows trouble-prone Percy Jackson who finds himself having problems in high school… but that’s the least of his challenges. It’s the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus have walked out of the pages of his Greek mythology texts and into his life, and they’re not happy – Zeus’ lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Learning he is the son of Poseidon, the young teen finds himself caught between angry and battling gods, and embarks on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.
Directed by Chris Columbus (first two Harry Potter films), Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief stars rising star Logan Lerman (“Jack & Bobby”), and features an ensemble cast including Rosario Dawson (Seven Pounds), Steve Coogan (Night At The Museum films), Uma Thurman (Kill Bill films), Pierce Brosnan (The Thomas Crown Affair, James Bond films), Catherine Keener (Where The Wild Things Are), and Kevin McKidd (“Grey’s Anatomy”).
This DVD is rated PG and has a total run time of 105 minutes. It was released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 29,2010. The Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief Blu-ray includes over an hour of special features, 10 deleted scenes, a “Secrets of the Gods” featurette, an “On Set” with Brandon T. Jackson, and much more. The standard DVD includes five deleted scenes, “Bringing The Book To Life” featurette and a “Discover Your Powers” quiz.
I originally thought that it would be OK for Evan to watch, but there were a few "scary" parts that are not good for a 2 year old(hence the PG rating). I thought the previews looked good, so I was excited to see it. The movie kept our attention and there were several moments that had my heart racing. There were a few parts that we looked at each other and laughed because they were silly or predictable, but all in all, we really enjoyed it. The movie took me through many emotions and I would definitely recommend seeing it. My 13 year old sister is out of town right now but I'm excited to get her to watch it. I'm positive that this movie will be a big hit with the tweens and teens!
Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Lightning Thief was released on June 29th. The Blu-ray Disc with Digital Copy is available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada and the standard DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada.
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