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Good 3 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Pierce Brosnan
Uma Thurman
Sean Bean
Logan Lerman
Brandon T Jackson
Kevin McKidd
Melina Kanakerides
Catherine Keener
Rosario Dawson
Steve Coogan
Directors
Chris Columbus
Screenwriters
Craig Titley
Running Time
118 minutes

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Clash Of The Twitans


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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Plot
Percy Jackson (Lerman) is startled to discover, after a monstrous attack by his maths teacher, that he is a demi-god, the son of Poseidon (McKidd), and his best friend is a satyr (Jackson). But a war is brewing between the gods over the theft of Zeus’ (Bean) lightning bolt, and Percy is chief suspect…


Verdict
Slavishly follows every rule of the kids’ fantasy franchise genre, but it’s a well-executed and imagined world. Bet the sequel’s darker.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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