A slight but fun romp
Director: Thor Freudenthal
Starring: Logan Lerman, Anthony Head, Stanley Tucci, Alexandra Daddario
Harry Potter meets Wrath of the Titans in this adaptation of the second book in the popular kids adventure series by Rick Riordan. Half-human half-god Percy (he's the son of Poseidon) and his fellow teenage demigods must go on a quest for the mythical golden fleece, the only thing that can save them all.
A slight but fun romp through Greek mythology with a modern twist (Hermes works at a UPS delivery store that can send post to the underworld), this bears massive similarities to the aforementioned Harry Potter series and also steals scenes from Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Hunger Games and even Scooby-Doo. Grown-ups will hate it, but tween-age kids will have a blast.
Updated: September 11, 2013 04:00 AM