Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is another one of those movies that back in my day would have been the perfect Saturday afternoon flick. Lots of action, reasonably good acting and a ridiculous plot. In other words, your typical Hollywood B movie!
The plot for whatever it matters, revolves around a young boy suddenly discovering that he's the son of Poseidon and a demi-god. That's the good news! Unfortunately, he's being blamed for the theft of Zeus's lightning bolt and a lot of sundry monsters are out to git em! What follows is two hours of trying to prove his innocense with the aid of a half goat, half boy and of course, the obligatory demi-god eventual girl friend. That's basically the gist of the plot.
Like any typical B movie, it's not that bad but it could have been much much better. There's some really awsome acting talent among the Gods, but it's mostly completely wasted on a ridiculous plot and very little screen time. The sort of job actors do when they're between doing real movies!
Anyways, the Bluray of this movie is a 2.35:1 widescreen with an English DTS-HD 5.1 audio track and Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks in French, Spanish and Portuguese. The DTS track sounds great.
The dvd of this movie has a Dolby Digital 5.1 track with Dolby Pro-logic surround tracks in French and Spanish. (No Portuguese)
If you have anybody in the family who has the book, then you'll probably want to get this. But otherwise, there's a lot of better action fantasy movies out there so you may want to wait until it ends up in the bargin bin.