Last night we went to see Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only do I have a special place in my heart for Greek mythology, I especially love modern interpretations of the stories. The movie was fun and had a lot of talented actors in the cast. Sean Bean, Kevin McKidd, and Steve Coogan played Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades respectively. Rosario Dawson played a sassy Persephone and Uma Thurman did a great job as Medusa.
The only problem I had with the film (and I’m pretty sure it’s more of a beef with the author of the book) was that Zeus was missing his lightening bolt and not his properly accurate thunderbolt. Even Disney’s Hercules got it right. Other than this whiny criticism of the film/book, I really liked it and recommend that everyone see it!