Title: Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Country: Canada, USA
Director: Chris Columbus
Writers: Craig Titley, Rick Riordan
Music: Christophe Beck
Cinematography: Stephen Goldblatt
Brandon T. Jackson
With an intention to copy the success of the soon-to-be-ended Harry Potter franchise, the director of Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone and the Chamber of Secrets, Chris Columbus ventured with Percy Jackson’s franchise, however it turned out to be a miserably low-IQ farce.
Greek gods might feel insulted if they notice that how stupid and blatantly unholy their images were created in this film. If one could feel sincere empathy towards the trio of Harry, which is a main contribution to its universal sensation, however with Percy’s trio, I can barely endure the naiveness and ridiculousness. Plus in lack of sense of humor, demographically speaking, a maturer audience will just shun away from it.
The level of its special effect is average, rather no surprise here, the scenes of hell and Olympia could have lingered much longer instead of those not-so-special casino hallucination and museum fight.
The final fight also failed to meet my expectation, ironically makes the MacGuffin bolt’s importance far from being sufficiently convincing. Anyway, the lukewarm box office performance almost killed the possibility of a second feature, maybe it is not a bad idea!