Friday, February 26, 2010

"Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" — an Introduction to Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology and High School Musical crashed (minus the singing) and created this spectacular movie. This movie can be described as an intro to Greek Mythology for kids.

Based on Rick Riordan's novel, "The Lightning Thief," this movie is about Percy Jackson, a troubled high school student, who is known to have ADHD and dyslexia. When in his Greek Class, he translates the Greek on the board but chooses to ignore it. One day, his class goes to a History Museum and he finds out his substitute teacher is a fiery, which is when he also finds out that his best friend is a satyr and his protector. His tour guide was a centaur. That's when they bring him to Camp Half Blood. This is a camp for demigods, which are half gods, half humans. Here he trains for battle and meets Annabeth Chase, the daughter of Athena, and Luke Castellan, the son of hermes. Together, they have to find the lightning bolt that was stolen and return it to Zeus.

I thought this movie was amazing for a PG rating and is good for an introduction to Greek mythology. Read Rubina's story to see how the movie compares to the books.

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