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Greek mythology portrayed well in The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) is framed for stealing Zeus’ lightning bolt in The Lightning Thief. Percy goes on a quest to prove his innocence before Zeus declares war.
Photo courtesy 20th Century Fox

By Rema Atiya/se news editor

Greek mythology plays a large part in the PG-rated film Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, now playing in theaters.

Logan Lerman, who plays Percy Jackson, finds himself fighting Greek mythological creatures along with his two co-stars Brandon T. Jackson, who played Grover, and Alexandra Daddiaro, who played Annabeth.

Grover is Percy’s trusted sidekick and best friend sent to protect Percy throughout his life. Annabeth, the daughter of Athena, catches Percy’s eye from the moment they met.

Percy, not knowing for most of his life that he is a Theta God (half human and half god), finds out he is the son of Poseidon, played by Kevin McKidd.

Someone frames Percy for stealing the Lightning Bolt of Zeus, which sets Percy on a quest to prove his innocence and retrieve the lightning bolt from the real thief before Zeus declares a war that could cause the end of the world.

Uma Thurman, who plays Medusa, does not seem to give a big effort. This is not a movie to watch for her acting skills.

However, the rest of the cast did an exceptional job on this movie, especially since the special effects looked like a challenge for the cast.

Considering all the Greek mythology incorporated into the film, it turned out to be an accurate history of the Greek gods from the Theta God children all the way to Zeus’ lightning bolt.

Most people think of PG-rated films as being only for children. For this film, all ages can enjoy the adventure of Percy and his friends.

The Lightning Thief not only educates about Greek mythology, but it also was funny and action-packed.

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