Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 41
Rated 4 out of 5 by afwilliam Good movie, but don't go in expecting the book
As a big Percy Jackson fan, I went in expecting a fairly close translation from book to movie. Though I understood that liberties will be taken with any book-based film, all the major setpieces should remain intact. Unfortunately this wasn't the case with The Lightning Thief.
Gone are Ares, Clarisse, Iris messages, Dionysus, Luke's scar, or the camp the way it was described in the book, just to name a few. These are things I wanted to see brought to life on screen. Sadly, these and many other things were left out.
Fortunately, the basic story remains intact. Percy must rescue his mother from the Underworld, all while trying to prevent war by retrieving Zeus's master bolt. On his journey, he's still accompanied by Grover and Annabeth.
As a movie judged on it's own merit without a comparison to the book, it's actually very good. It has enough action and magic to please most fantasy fans.
I wasn't able to watch the special features, so I'm not able to rate them.
Overall, if you're a fan, go in with an open mind and you shoud enjoy it. If you're new to Camp Half-Blood, you'll enjoy it too -- and by all means go out and read the series. I'm on the last book and can't wait to see how it ends.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dallas2001 Excellent Movie
This was an excellent show and kept me wondering what was going to happen next. If you enjoyed Harry Potter, then you will most likely enjoy this show too. It is not a knock off though.
I would love to see a second series to this movie. The film has a lot of animation & CGI to make it look as real as it can possibly get. The cast & crew did and excellent job on this. It definitely shows they have been perfecting their skills for quite some time.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smythmom Great Buy
This was a great deal, I was able to get the combo pack for the same price as just the regular DVD. I had to wait for shipping but still recieved the movie in one week. The movie itself is not as good as the book but that's to be expected. Still a great flick and our whole family enjoys it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Justme95147 Wonderful family movie
Great movie and good special effects with a few twists along the way. Blur ray a plus on this movie.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mallardbuster Just what my son wanted
Son was happy because he wanted the movie and I was happy because it was a great deal.
Rated 5 out of 5 by hatebestbuy a pretty good movie
Rated 5 out of 5 by SLOhappiestcity Awesome
This movie in Blu ray is awesome. Some jump out of your seat scenes.
Rated 5 out of 5 by GOW1 Best movie ever
This is and always be the best movie ever because of all the action and drama and it was at a great price
Rated 3 out of 5 by goldpreacha Percy Jackson Review
Although film had some very good special effects it
appeared to me to be marketed for youger kids say from 3 to 10 years of age. I had purchased DVD for my 6 year old grands. I noticed their fear from the outset and they appeared disturbed at what was being shown. I quickly turned video off and put them a more pleasant child oriented movie in for them to watch. I watched DVD with my wife later without children and we still found it disturbing and troublesome. I wished I had gotten and read more reviews before I made the purchase and I would not have wasted my money
Rated 5 out of 5 by TCarroll Great movie! My 6 and 8 year old children loved it! Full of action and has a great story line.
Rated 4 out of 5 by videojunkieinva Fun movie at a GREAT price
Bought the Blu-Ray on sale at $5. Was a fun Harry Potter-esque movie.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LittleOldGrandma17 Great family movie
This is a great family movie. Some scenes may be a bit intense for small children but can be explained. Enjoy as a family activity.
Rated 4 out of 5 by avisap Excellent Blu-Ray and DVD combo - nice movie too !
I purchased this BR/DVD combo online from Walmart for a really good price and picked it up at the local Walmart store a few days later. An excellent shopping experience.
As for the movie, it does a wonderful job putting some of the salient points of the book plot onto the silver screen. Make no mistake - it does not translate the entire book faithfully into the movie. However, the short cuts taken don't take away from the basic story. The actors are cool too, and the sets are believable, not cheap.
Rated 4 out of 5 by converseguy Pretty cool movie
A fun film, with just the right measures of action, mythological stuff, humor, and adventure. Fans of Converse sneakers will like the winged ones Percy wears that enable him to fly.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChelMar Good Movie
This is an excellent action movie. However, it is quite different from the book. On the other hand, it was good enough after seeing it via rental to want to purchase it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by RA4200 Fantastic!
Arrived sooner than expected.
Rated 4 out of 5 by shops4kidz Great family entertainment!
Great value for a movie all of us can watch. Loved that it came with 2 discs - one for the OLD dvd player and one for the new blu-ray. Can't beat the price!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Strezzd 6.5 out of 10
Okay movie but not on par with "other" recent series that just finished (at least the movies as I have not read this series of books). I can't complain as I got this for five bucks.
Rated 4 out of 5 by MCO2 3D great
Came with my laptop. Great movie. Liked the fact that the 3D version came with DVD and Digital versions. Got a chance to try out the 3D feature of our new TV.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bumpie Here's the scoop!!!
This is a great movie for young children from 8 years old. My Grandson was glued to the tv with "no talking". Wonderful!!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gasper1 Thrilling action packed fun
Percy Jackson is a great movie for the entire family. It will suck you in and have you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire film. The movie is action packed and contains bits of comedy.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bulldog0317 Fun Filled Action!
Excellent movie with great effects and lots of great humor! A must see for any age!
Rated 5 out of 5 by IRCB Lighning Thief Blu-ray+ DVD+ Digital Copy
Awesome value for all 3! We've enjoyed wathching it with several friends. Watch the movie before you read the book since the book has extra story lines that were not in the movie.