Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Movie review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Too scary for younger fans of the popular books.

PG 2010 119 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 150 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 545 reviews

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age 8+

IT SUCKED

I read the book then I watched it. IT SUCKED. I was about to cry because I thought hmm the book is so good, can’t wait to watch the movie. But when I watch it, everything is so rushed, they are supposed to figure out that Percy is the son of Poseidon and then they are just like: oh your the son of Poseidon you go in this cabin.
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age 11+

Okay Movie, but not the best.

This movie is not like the book. They battle the Hydra (which they should in the second movie) and search for the pearls.(which should be a gift from Percy's father). There is lots of violence and sexy stuff.

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