Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Reviews
02.11.10 by REELZ
Lots of fans of the Percy Jackson book series are hopeful it makes a successful transition to the big screen. So far, eh.
"...gets so many things right that when it goes astray (which happens with more and more frequency as it goes along) that you kind of wish it hadn't tried in the first place."
— Bill Gibron, filmcritic.com
"...yet another kidlit adaptation hoping to steal some of Harry Potter's thunder."
— Peter Debruge, Variety
"...a kids'-book adaptation that follows the J.K. Rowling formula closely enough to ease the pangs of forlorn Harry Potter fans in general."
— Tasha Robinson, Onion A.V. Club
"...a wannabe-franchise jumpstarter directed by Chris Columbus with the same flat, crane-shot-obsessed aesthetic blandness that he brought to his first two Potter movie adaptations."
— Nick Schager, Slant Magazine