Just tweeted out my thoughts on Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and I figured I should preserve them on my blog as well. Hopefully, I’ll have a chance (and the inspiration) to write out a full review later, but if not I think this summarizes perfectly how I feel about Chris Columbus’ latest movie:
Now that I am allowed to say something about Percy Jackson, I’m not sure how to convey my thoughts on the film… OK, how’s this? It’s like G.I. Joe for the Harry Potter crowd. Kids will love it and adults will see the cracks in the facade BUT it’s so outlandish and over-the-top at times that you can’t help but laugh. Also there’s a horny satyr and an acid trip of sorts.
Percy Jackson also includes a musical montage courtesy of NYUer Gaga.
And in case you can’t tell, I loved Percy Jackson. Chris Columbus movies made my childhood and this is like a cracked-out orgy of them all.