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…
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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