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message 1: by ★ Jess (new)

★ Jess  | 4295 comments Mod
What did you all think of the PJ film?
Right casting? Script? How true was it to the book? Would you see it again, Post your reviews! Lets hear everyones thoughts about this film!


message 2: by Regan (new)

Regan  (regan_) | 243 comments I loved it! I haven't actually read the books though so I don't know what the differences were D: I'm planning on reading them though... a bit later on.

I liked the Logan Lerman (the guy who played Percy Jackson) he was a really good actor and he was hot aha ;)

I didn't like the girl that played Annabeth though. They could've easily got a blonde girl that was supposed to look like her, and she couldn't even pull off looking the right age for the movie. It annoyed me the whole way through.

But anyways, I thought it was great and very funny :]


message 3: by ★ Jess (new)

★ Jess  | 4295 comments Mod
I havnt read the, either. BUt i will, THEN i'll see the film.
THough maybe Anna Sophia Robb would have made a good Annabeth (Bridge to Terabithia, Race to Witch Mountain, Because of Winn-Dixie)


message 4: by Jordan (new)

Jordan (flyinglogicmonkey) | 2426 comments Liked the book, haven't seen the movie. And I was totally thinking Anna Sophia Robb while reading...


message 5: by ★ Jess (new)

★ Jess  | 4295 comments Mod
Gotta read it!!!!
Tommorow, being late night shopping in Urban Areas (everywhere but the city) im going to the bookshop, armed with some book vouchers and im going to purchase JERCY JACKSON 1 and GONE!!!!!


message 6: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments omg! that's a good annabeth! and she's closer to the actual age of annabeth! (whether you're talking bookwise or screwed up movie version.)

movie completely sucked! movie- good. book/movie- terrible!!!! one of my correspondents in the UK (one i didn't meet on GR, go fanfiction.net !!!!!) said it looked like a HP ripoff. :D


message 7: by Molly (new)

Molly (daleksinwonderland) | 235 comments I just got back from seeing it, and it was EPIC!

Best Lines:
Charon: The living are not permitted here. Die, then come back later.
Grover: Dude, I'm not going to DIE then come back later!

Annabeth: Guys, we're not here to have fun. (eats flower) I just remembered why we're here...to have fun! (giggles)

Best Scenes:
Lotus Casino (Lol!)
Capture the Flag (Epic!)

Comments on the Actors:
Logan Lerman: Wow, he was great! He's the perfect Percy. Also, seeing him giggle = priceless XD
Alexandra Daddario: I thought I wouldn't like her, but she was actually a good Annabeth. She is so pretty and has a beautiful smile. Some of the scenes I liked her in were the Capture the Flag scene and when Percy first saw her (she kicks a**!), the scene with Medusa, and the scene at the hotel when Percy's in the pool. HOWEVER, I didn't like her in the scene with the hydra.
Brandon T. Jackson: I didn't think he was going to be good either, but he was great as Grover. He was so funny.
Sally Jackson (I don't know the actress's name): She was good and she had that tired look, but I think she was too old looking.

The Things They Changed:
I only had issues with a few: No Thalia? No Ares? No epic capture the flag scene with Clarisse and the water (I know they still had it, but it was missing Clarisse)? No shoes that fly to Tartarus? AND most importantly...what happened to the Arch scene? THAT WAS EPIC! And WHAT HAPPENED TO SEAWEED BRAIN?! That's just about the cutest thing ever! But other than those, I was fine with the changes.



message 8: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments another thing that you don't have on your 'missing' list
The ORACLE!!! what about the Prophecies?!?!
Percy was just like, "I'm gonna go save my mom and nothing can stop me!"
Grover and Annabeth, "Let's go too! It'll be fun!!"


Peep (Pop! Pop!) I posted in another group I'm in but I very much didn't like it (as my toddler would say). I liked some of it but was expecting it to follow the book a little more. I think if I had waited and knew in advance that it wouldn't follow the book, then I would have really liked it.

It had great action scenes, though.

Percy was way too cool about his mom dying, if you ask me.


message 10: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments i know!!!


message 11: by Kate (new)

Kate (katemreads) | 7 comments I also loved it! I was actually just going to see it because of Logan Lerman, he's so gorgeous! I also bought the book a couple weeks before the movie came out. I was going to read it but I knew Percy, in the book, is 12 where in the movie he's 17ish. I thought it might be weird, that and I wanted to enjoy the movie and not have to worry about it being like the book. I'm going to read the book soon, I heard the movie was really different but I hope I still like.
I liked pretty much all the cast except Annabeth, since I haven't read the books I'm not sure if she's supposed to be kind of a know-it-all and even annoying type person, if you know what I mean. I just didn't like her.


Amelia, free market Puritan (aeimaginer12) I thought it was "so-so" at first,
but now the longer I've had to reflect, the ANGRIER I am with it! A thousand expletives on Hollywood! There was *no* reason to make as many changes as they did!



message 13: by Ayunda (new)

Ayunda (ayundabs) I'm gonna watch it soon, so don't spoil it first, please!!


Amelia, free market Puritan (aeimaginer12) Well this is the "Percy Jackson Movie Thoughts" board, where members talk about what they thought of the movie...if you don't want to accidentally read a spoiler, then maybe don't read some of the posts...


message 15: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments lolz. im getting ready to reread TLT and i just KNOW that I am gonna hate the movie even more


message 16: by ★ Jess (new)

★ Jess  | 4295 comments Mod
Im going to read THE LIGHTING THIEF too! I brought it a few nights ago.


message 17: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments lolz. i think you'll really like it. im waiting untill i have enough to buy the boxed set of all 5 books in hardcover before i buy any of them- thankfully my library has all five, so if i want to reread beforehand, i can


message 18: by Molly (new)

Molly (daleksinwonderland) | 235 comments Rae*The Ultimate Percabeth Fan* wrote: "another thing that you don't have on your 'missing' list
The ORACLE!!! what about the Prophecies?!?!
Percy was just like, "I'm gonna go save my mom and nothing can stop me!"
Grover and Annabeth, "L..."


I forgot about that! *screams at Chris Columbus*


message 19: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments i know!!!!


message 20: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments it is, but go see it anyways. it's worth it to be able to stare at logan the entire time :D


message 21: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments lolz. i want to see that one too


message 22: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments and there are actually some good, well done scenes. but if you are going to hate it right off the bat for everything thing messed up and changed, then ya. it kinda is :P


message 23: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments ya. totally.


message 24: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) And even though she's supposed to be smart, the only thing she really does throughout the movie was state the obvious.

In some scenes I felt the acting was really bad, not just the girl who played Annabeth, but other actors as well, such as Logan.


message 25: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) Well see it so that you can come back and post what you hated! LOL.


message 26: by Diana (last edited Feb 20, 2010 12:37PM) (new)

Diana i'm going to go see the movie later today. one friends said it was nothing like the book, but that it was still good.


message 27: by ★ Jess (new)

★ Jess  | 4295 comments Mod
I saw Valentines Day.
Im sorry, but It. Was. Awful.
Seriously, worst movie I had seen for a long time. I was invited by a whole bunch of friends, and i just walked out of the cinema because i hated it.
You might like it (some of my friends did). But I detested it.

PS: Taylor Swift's acting was shocking.


XD


Rachel (aka. Kaiserin Sisi) (looney-lovegood) | 592 comments Booklover23 wrote: "I saw Valentines Day.
Im sorry, but It. Was. Awful.
Seriously, worst movie I had seen for a long time. I was invited by a whole bunch of friends, and i just walked out of the cinema because i ha..."


I'm glad I didn't end up going to that. XD I almost did today, but I had driver's ed. (my last class!)


message 29: by Andrez (new)

Andrez (andrez-ssi) it was soo different from the book


message 30: by Molly (new)

Molly (daleksinwonderland) | 235 comments It was epic.


message 31: by Diana (new)

Diana OMG!!!!! i just got back from watching the lightning thief!!!!!!! i'll tell you guys more about it after i have my dinner..................


message 32: by Diana (new)

Diana i'm back!

okay, the lightning thief movie was absolutely nothing like the book, however hollywood's version was still pretty good. the only things that bugged me were: percy and his friends are all in high school, ares isn't mentioned, along with clarisse, selena, and a couple other characters, and then the a-word was used twice.

other than that, the movie was so funny!!!!!!!the acting wasn't too bad and logan and the guy that plays luke are so cute!


message 33: by Karen (new)

Karen | 2 comments Logan is rilly gorgeous


message 34: by Rachel (aka. Kaiserin Sisi) (last edited Feb 20, 2010 05:53PM) (new)

Rachel (aka. Kaiserin Sisi) (looney-lovegood) | 592 comments Diana wrote: "other than that, the movie was so funny!!!!!!!the acting wasn't too bad and logan and the guy that plays luke are so cute!"

So true!


message 35: by Kate (new)

Kate (katemreads) | 7 comments That's the one of the only reasons that I went to see the movie and the guys didn't disappiont!


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

I loved it!! it wasn't as good as the book but it was still good! it didn't really follow the book either but i still liked both! so did my mother no matter what she tells you


message 37: by Faye (last edited Feb 20, 2010 10:53PM) (new)

Faye (fayeann) | 1 comments Love the book, hated the movie!


message 38: by Molly (new)

Molly (daleksinwonderland) | 235 comments Not really...


message 39: by Tierney (new)

Tierney | 2 comments Logan Lermen - HOTTYYYYY! :D
Hes amazing, i actually love him. Does anyone else think he looks like the dude out of Angus Thongs and perfect snogging? Just me? i dunno...

I havent read the books YET. But i will!:)


message 40: by Molly (new)

Molly (daleksinwonderland) | 235 comments Logan Lerman is adorable.


message 41: by Chiefo (new)

Chiefo (jksillygirl) | 16 comments he does look like him!! Yeah.... he is HOT!!


message 42: by Jordan (new)

Jordan (flyinglogicmonkey) | 2426 comments Woah. I just looked it up, and he was in Hoot. No wonder he looks familiar...


message 43: by Chiefo (new)

Chiefo (jksillygirl) | 16 comments Oh yeah!!! your right.. too bad he is mine =)


message 44: by Jordan (new)

Jordan (flyinglogicmonkey) | 2426 comments You can have him. Meh.

:)


message 45: by Adris (new)

Adris (adristl) It didn't follow the book AT ALL! The end was all wrong. But overall it was an AWESOME movie. I loved it bunches :)


message 46: by Chiefo (new)

Chiefo (jksillygirl) | 16 comments yeah he is mine. why?


message 47: by Chiefo (new)

Chiefo (jksillygirl) | 16 comments ok


message 48: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments it sucked, but it was worth the however much the ticket was to stare at logan the entire time :D


message 49: by Chiefo (new)

Chiefo (jksillygirl) | 16 comments Rae*The Ultimate Percabeth Fan* wrote: "it sucked, but it was worth the however much the ticket was to stare at logan the entire time :D"

hahaha


message 50: by Andrez (new)

Andrez (andrez-ssi) *droools*


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