Ok, for those who haven't read The Lightning Thief yet, here is a wee summary:
Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
Taken from GoodReads.
As I've said before, I'm really not a fan of book to film adaptations because they usually just don't measure up in the slightest. That said, I really enjoyed this movie! No, it didn't stick completely to the book, but it was full of fun, adventure, drama, excitement...the whole lot that makes movies fun to watch! Moreover, I think Logan Lerman was an excellent choice for the part of Percy Jackson, and who can resist Sean Bean as Zeus?! I have to say that the parts of Annabeth and Poseidon, played by Alexandra Daddario and Kevin McKidd, respectively, wouldn't be my first choice, but they did well.
Chris Columbus of Harry Potter fame, actually did something well this time. While this wasn't the best or most perfect film adaptation I've ever seen, I have to say I really enjoyed it, and I'll definitely be looking forward to the sequel. I give this film a very strong 4 out of 5, but don't expect the movie to be as good as the book - go in with an open mind! Below is the trailer, if you've not yet seen it.
Finally, as a quick and unrelated closing note, the lovely Jenn from Book Crazy has featured me on her amazing Music Monday! If you get a chance, check it out because I love her blog. Thanks!