Apes' Pick: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Why I picked this film: As with Alice in Wonderland this too has been tormenting me as I enter our local wholesale super store Sams. I actually stood there in awe one day while TV shopping to see what trailer they were playing. I really enjoyed the few minutes I caught hear and there of this film so I decided to pick this as my pick. It looks good in a Stardust, Harry Potter, and The Seeker sort of way.
Beeps: When I saw in the opening credits that this was directed by Chris Columbus, I was immediately excited, as I am a huge fan of how he handled the first two (my favorite) Harry Potter films. (He didn't direct 3, 4, or 5 of that series). It's easy to draw similarities in this film to that of the boy wizard, but I felt like this was different enough that I'll end that discussion now. That being said, if you enjoy 2 young men, with a young girl, going on an epic adventure against the supernatural, then I think you'll be pleased with this choice. This film is a fantastic popcorn flick, and very highly recommended! 4 stars.
Apes: "Its like 300 meets the Mickey Mouse Club" said, Beeps in the beginning of the movie. If you watch them both you'll see why. I really, really enjoyed this film. It was action and adventure, but still good clean fun. I was excited, wowed, and wanting more. You should know that I really enjoy mythology and films about myths. I know this film has been compared to the Potter films, but I declare that there is no comparison. Percy Jackson kicks Potter's wussy, winy, and weaselly butt!! I give this film 4 1/2 Stars.
Overall we give this film 4 1/2 Stars.
~Beeps and Apes