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Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) - Movie Details

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120 min.
Release Date
February 12, 2010
DVD Release Date
June 29, 2010 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
120 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG for action violence and peril, some scary images and suggestive material, and mild language

It's the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters have walked out of the pages of high school student Percy Jackson's Greek mythology texts and into his life. And they're not happy: Zeus' lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Even more troubling is the sudden disappearance of Percy's mother. As Percy adapts to his newly discovered status as a demi-god (his father is Poseidon), he finds... Full synopsis »

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As the Harry Potter franchise heads toward its end, Hollywood is desperately seeking the next big franchise. 20th Century Fox apparently believes that the next big thing is Percy Jackson & the Olympians, a book series by Rick Riordan. Fox has hired Chris Columbus, the director of the first two Harry Potter movies, to kick off the franchise, and the result is about what you'd expect: it's good, but could have been better. Full movie review »

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