Since I'm already here, I, the CARLMAN who brings balance to the Force, will and give my review first. Actually, I can sum my whole review it up in two words--Not Bad. It wasn't a great movie and it wasn't terrible; it was good. There's a lot to like--lots of action, lots of monsters, and great effects, as you can see with the Hydra. All the stuff GUYS love in their movies! There were also a couple of things I didn't like as much. For instance, even though there was humor in the movie, there wasn't as much as there should have been. (even though Grover is really funny) And the final scenes with Percy and the Olympians was kinda lame. (I expected more tension between the gods and between Percy and Poseidon) But, overall, I enjoyed the movie and I think you would too. Worth seeing. I'd give it six or seven stars out of ten.
Now the big question is--IS THE MOVIE DIFFERENT FROM THE BOOK? Well, yeah. A lot different, in some places. But don't let that stop you. Movies and books are two inherently different media--which is a fancy way of saying that books and movies are very different and you can't expect them to be the same. So if you expect the movie to be a exact replica of the book, you'll be disappointed. But if you go in there and watch the movie on its own terms, you'll like it.
One more thing--I'm going to demand credit for scriptwriting!! I've been saying for years that a Percy Jackson story should take place in Nashville, Tennessee since it has a full-scale model of the Parthenon and is called "The Athens of the South." So where does the middle part of the movie take place? HUH??? I demand my cut!!! (and not with Riptide!)
Okay, Tis I Darth Bill, and I went and saw the movie Sunday. I really was expecting the worse from the reviews the movie received by the "experts" in the paper and media who said at best it was average. Also several people I know said it was lousy. Okay here is where I give my sermon on forming your own opinions. I can't tell you how many times I have seen books and movies reviewed by so called "experts" and my opinion has been totally different from their conclusions. Bottom line, form your own thoughts and opinions and don't blindly believe what others may say. So what did I think of the movie? I loved it!!!!! Even though it was not exactly the same as the book (in my opinion most books adapted into movies are in general not as good as the books), I had a good time. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give it it an 8 (and that is just my opinion). I hope you all who like the books go and see the movie.
Master Jedi Zack here now with my 2 cents. I liked this movie for what it was, a fun action filled movie. I didn't like it for what it wasn't, an accurate adaptation of an awesome book. My only real beef with the changes was the age of the characters. I wish the movie's characters were younger, because that is one of the things I loved about the books. With all of that said, it was a fun movie and Grover had some pretty good lines. So, if you can get past it not being exactly like the book, you should see this movie. I give it 7 out of 10 stars.
So there you have it, guys. Tell us what YOU think!