Tag: The Lightning Thief

QUIZ: Which ‘Lightning Thief’ Character Are You?

Love Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief? Let’s see who you most relate to.

 

 

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Percy Jackson Celebrates 10 Years

After years of knowing The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson’s movie adaptation has officially become ten years old. As a fan of Percy Jackson, I am always excited to see when the name pops up on the TV guide. I begin to remember my childhood, which wasn’t that long ago, but to me, it was one of the best movies to come after the Harry Potter series.

 

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Like the Harry Potter series, this adaptation came from one of the most popular books of the 2010s. The Lightning Thief introduced us to Percy Jackson, a dyslexic preteen, who was unable to keep focused on his schoolwork or control his temper. Being away at Boarding School, it only seemed to be getting worse, especially when Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster. After his mother finds out, she decides to inform Percy of his origin and takes him to Camp Half-Blood where she hoped that he would be safe. There he discovers that his father is Poseidon, God of the Sea. In order to save the world from a war between the gods, Percy, Grover, and Annabeth set out on a journey across the US to reach the gates of the Underworld, which is conveniently located in a recording studio in Hollywood.

 

 

Adapted on February 12, 2010, from The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson wasn’t liked as much as the producers hoped. Although the box office made $226.4 million, many fans were disappointed that it did not stick to the glory of the book. Instead of being the preteen that we have come to love, Percy “has been bumped up in age from 12 to 17.” I personally didn’t find a problem with it because no movie adaptation ever sticks solely to the books.

 

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Fans are not the only people that had problems with Disney’s attempt with the movie. Rick Riordan, the author of the Percy Jackson series, felt as though Disney could have done a better job with the movie. So much so, that Riordan refuses to be associated with any of the movies. After a teacher tweeted a showing of the Sea of Monsters, Riordan tweeted, “No. Stop. Please. No class deserves such a punishment. I mourn the loss of perfectly good classroom time.” He even went as far as writing a letter to the teacher to explain his disapproval of the movie adaptations that have come out from the series.

 

 

It has been rumored that Percy Jackson will be coming back to the screens as a TV show. There is no release date yet, but hopefully, it is closer to the liking of Riordan and the fans that need to Percy Jackson to be represented as the book intended.

 

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Five Elysian Percy Jackson Memes

What a memeable boy that Percy Jackson is. He’s dyslexic, he’s angry, and honestly, he’s the representation we angry dyslexics deserve (I nearly spelled angry in the wrong order just there). But the books are absolutely packed with icons, and they deserve some attention.

 

Family is Hard

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I mean, a lack of parental approval is terrible, but god, a cool parent? Ttyl? Wouldn’t your blood just run cold? Plus, he’s just like… save the world yet? Like, how about you save the world for once, DAD. GOD. Like, sure, you’re not going to be smote, but he’s not remembering your birthday.

 

No Stress

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Honestly it had never occurred to me that Annabeth Chase and Amy Santiago are the same person, but like… Plus, her dad’s one thing, but most of the divine parents are NOT shiny happy people. I just wonder how Percy ended up doing his research. You know Annabeth’s dad has a favorite watch maker.

 

No Bad Ideas

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I mean, a bad plan is probably still better than no plan. Plus, the gods are really pretty reactive. It’s not like basically anyone is going to inherit anything useful from THAT quarter. The Athena kids are out there like… please be smart… and everyone else is full Hulk just smashing things.

 

Someone Will Die…. Of Fun!

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Usually very good advice. Usually. Enemies, people who step on your feet on the train, coworkers. For monsters? Sure, you can HOPE. Everyone WANTS to be friends with some unnatural beasts. Imagine like, stray cats, but it’s all manticores and griffins and stuff, gently headbutting to get in on cold nights.

 

Standards

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In fairness, that’s mad cute. I mean, mad cute. Like, sure, plenty of demigods would go ham and risk their life, probably for total strangers. But one of those impulsive, inattentive weirdos studying all night just to be with someone? That means something. Athena’s kind of right.


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Here Are Our Book Lovers Day Staff Picks!

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaku and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami

 

 

Surrealism

“The themes of finding closure for unresolved personal negativities really resonated with me.” – Nate

 

The Space Between – Brenna Yovanoff

 

 

Fantasy

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The Last Unicorn – Peter Beagle

 

 

Fantasy/Children’s

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The Prisoner of Azkaban – J. K. Rowling

 

Fantasy

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The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

 

 

Literary Fiction

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The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

Literary Fiction

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Gone – Michael Grant

 

 

Science Fiction

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Ties of Shooting Stars – Keigo Higashino

 

 

Detective

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The Thief Lord – Cornelia Funke

 

 

Children’s

“I found it really empowering as a child, with these kids taking care of themselves and fighting for good.” – Amy

 

The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan

 

 

Fantasy

“I like Greek mythology, and the book’s funny, witty humor.” – Tim

 

 

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