Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

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There’s trouble in Greek paradise as ordinary kid Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) learns he is a descendant of the gods and embarks on an adventure to save his mom and restore peace to the planet. Along with sidekicks Grover (Brandon T. Jackson) and Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario), Percy fights all sorts of effects-laden monsters to complete his quest.

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You would think the PG-rated Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief would already be family-ready. Nevertheless, there are a dozen or so profanities accompanied by some lewd jokes and scatological references that are cut in the ClearPlayed version. ClearPlay’s main work here is with the violence, which borders on the PG-13. Beheadings, swordplay, some suggestive comments at a party scene – all will make you thankful for ClearPlay. There’s still lots of fighting, which is kind of the point of the movie.

Is Percy Jackson nectar from the gods?…

Percy Jackson is a special-effects adventure after the manner of Harry Potter, but without the charm. There are some fun elements – Mt. Olympus atop the Empire State Building, a trip to Hades, winged tennis shoes – but the lead characters seem a bit lackluster. Fans of the popular book series on which the movie’s based may also take exception to the changes. Otherwise, it’s an okay actioner.

Marty Nabhan— ClearPlay Olympian

Rated PG for action violence and peril, some scary images and suggestive material, and mild language.; 118 min; Directed By Chris Columbus
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