Book-to-movie review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians~ The Lightning Thief

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Re: Book-to-movie review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians~ The Lightning Thief

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I couldn't agree more with you, the films leave you feeling a little flat I think because the books are so much better and they really are perfectly written the films themselves are a little basic. I think even the newer books with the Roman and Greek Gods and the war they have, it could of been made into something a lot more epic.

If I am honest it had the potential to be up there with Harry Potter and it just failed. The films themselves are OK but that is at best.

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It's a struggle when you're a book lover who just so happens to like movies and, as a consequence, books made into movies. I actually watched the movie before reading the book and was extremely surprised that they were so different. I found the book more interesting but probably because I watched the movie first, I didn't find it to be all that bad as compared to The Sea of Monsters which was just downright horrible.

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I haven't read the book, yet the movie was disappointing in my opinion.
A little less than imaginary~

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Post by supraja_prasad »

apINKpanda21 wrote:
30 May 2018, 09:17
I feel you~ Even The Sea of Monsters movie adaptation was disappointing. No wonder they stopped after two installments. But I heard a fan-made film for the third book is set for this year.
Ugh, totally agreed! I had high hopes for Lightning Thief as it was Chris Colombus'. Sea of Monsters was blasphemy. And yes, the third movie was scrapped, the last I heard. But, they have gone ahead with a musical and get this, Rick Riordan approves!
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