– 3 and a half out of 5 stars 

Why are children storybooks nowadays so interesting? There’s magic, there’s myths and there’s mysteries – all in one.

Anyway, the latest book-to-movie adaptation is Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. When Zeus’ lightning bolt is stolen and Percy Jackson is the prime suspect. It wasn’t till his substitute teacher transforms into a monster (the Fury) that Percy realizes he is the son of Poseidon and he has 14 days to find the bolt and return it before war breaks out between the worlds.Watching this should be like a brief kids version prelude to Clash of the Titans (coming soon on 1 April 2010) because there’s Zeus, Hades, Medusa and the introduction of half-men, half-gods a.k.a. “demigods” (eg. Achilles, Hercules and Perseus – played by hot Sam Worthington). And I was trying hard to figure out who was Jake Abel in the opening credits until he appeared as Luke and I realized he was in Supernatural as the Winchester’s half-brother!

Anyway, the movie has pretty cool effects especially when Percy manipulates the water around him to his advantage. Funny scenes include Percy’s reaction to being given a pen as a “powerful weapon” and Persephone’s lusty lingering looks at his friend/protector Grover.

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