Friday, May 14, 2010

Percy Jackson and The Olympians : The Lighting Thief

Gosh... Why did I spent 2 hours of my life watching this movie?

Actually it's 2 hours well- spent! Cause I get to watch several movies combined into one heavily Americanised movie.

At first, I feel like I was watching some kickass trailer when Poseidon and Zeus announced war on each other. Then I felt like I was watching High School Musical, simply because that dude who played Percy Jackson looked awfully like Zac Efron. He even copied Zac Efron's hair!

Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson

Zac Efron from High School Musical

Then it was like watching Harry Potter where dear Percy was scurried away by Grover and a wheelchair-bounded professor, just like Dumbledore protecting Harry Potter. Then it was Spiderman, where Percy discovered that he was a demi-god. His father was Poseidon. Great power comes with great responsibilities huh? Then Harry Potter again, where dear Percy's mum died for him to protect him from evil. Then it was X-Men, where Percy went to the school for gifted demi-gods like himself. He hooked up with Athena's daughter Annabeth and emulated the Potter trio in America. I love how Alexandra Daddario futilely tried to be Hermione Granger, but girl, Emma Watson is hot, you're not. Then it was American modern version of Lord of The Rings, where the Jackson trio embarked on a quest to defeat Medusa (Uma Thurman), a multi-headed creature whose name escapes me, the Lotus soul stealer and Hades to save his kidnapped mother. Then Percy miraculously found the bolt within the shield and returned the bolt to Zeus, saving Earth from major disasters.

First of all, there all so many plot holes in the story that no star-casts can hold it anymore. Percy immediately hook up with Annabeth in Camp Demi-God after his mother died? There were conveniently THREE pearls in the United States for three person? And these so called demi-gods absolutely failed maths... And why on Earth did Grover "Samwise Gamgee" Percy's sidekick be so absolutely loyal to him and "volunteered" to stay in hell? And seriously, casting director fail too! Medusa is suppose to be the ugliest woman on Earth that anyone who sees her immediately turn into stone. Uma Thurman who is so uber hot can't play Medusa. She is like one hot babe with snake like hair and electrifying beautiful eyes.

However, I did like the comical twist of Steve Coogan as Hades. He was like the stupidest Hades ever!

Cinematograpy and editing wise, I don't really like it. The flow of the scenes were random and not continuous. Soundtrack is very cliche too. Nothing spectacular to applaud about the CGIs either. It is all seen-that-done-that-felt-that. Acting sucks big time. Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson and Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth really did nothing except to look pretty and smile for the camera. Pierce Brosnan should retire from acting after James Bond cause Mama Mia was a pain to watch and Percy Jackson was even more painful to watch.

Ratings : 4/10. Pure entertainment. The only creativity here is how the hell did the scriptwriters put so many famous pieces together and still manage to screw up, even with a star cast?


Isley Chang~ said...

wao~ ur review for this movie sounds no worth to watch this movie. anyway, lucky that i didn't go watch

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

hmm..i havent watched the movie but they say that it is really a much awaited one though the book is much better than the movie...

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