Starring: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Coogan, Rosario Dawson, Catherine Keener, Joe Pantoliano, Uma Thurman and Ray Winstone
Story: Trouble-prone Percy Jackson is having problems in high school - but that's the least of his challenges. It's the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus seem to have walked out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology texts and into his life. Percy has learned that his real father is Poseidon, god of the sea, which means Percy is a demigod - half human, half god. At the same time, the powerful gods on Olympus are feuding, which could launch a war enveloping our entire planet. (20th Century Fox)
Rated: PG for action violence and peril, some scary images and suggestive material and mild language
Bottom Line: Though not as complex or expertly crafted as it’s knock-off source, Harry Potter – PERCY JACKSON delivers enough thrills to make it a decent, matinee-priced, visual-effects-laden adventure in Greek mythology.