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PERCY Jackson & the Olympians

By Jackie Burrell
Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 4:47 pm in Uncategorized.

"Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief" (AP Photo/20th Century Fox)
So, every tween boy’s favorite book series – “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” – is coming to the silver screen this weekend and reviews are just starting to roll in.

It’s quite the explosive spectacle, says the reviewer at Minneapolis’ Star-Tribune, who gave it a measly C+. Director Chris Columbus, who helmed the first two “Harry Potter” movies, “paces this film like a demolition derby,” the review says, “There’s a ratio of one explosion, monster attack or life-and-death battle every 2.8 minutes, and Columbus makes sure they detonate on time.” Hmm, he says that like it’s a bad thing…

Variety magazine says the movie gets better as it goes along: “Action movies of this scale often start off strong and wind down to forgettable finales, but ‘Percy Jackson’ is the opposite, overcoming a clunky setup to deliver nearly all its thrills in the last half-hour.”

So… are you going?

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