Monday, March 8, 2010
Movie Mention Monday; Percy Jackson & the Olympians:The Lightning Thief
Last week, after surviving a very stressful day of two of my hardest midterms back-to-back (2-3:30, 3:30-5), and naturally they were at opposite ends of campus, me and one of my friends celebrated by going to watch Percy Jackson! This was a bit of a treat for us as were both Classics majors, for those of you who don't know what this is I take classes in latin, greek, ancient history, and my stream is Ancient Art and Archaeology so I take classes in both of those subjects and also: mythology (this is actually my favorite class, and will be my thesis topic when I get there one day). So naturally we were excited to go and act like know-it-all's, however I sat beside a very vocal twelve year old boy who knew every twist and turn, as pointed out to his mother several times, because he read the whole book! Wahoo for YA!
I planned on finishing this book before I went and watched the movie, but I didn't get it finished in time (I've actually been slacking on reading this book, not that its not fantastic so far). I usually like to read the book version of movies if I can before I see the movie counterpart because I like to envision characters based on how I've pictured them while reading the book (does anyone else do this?). This movie was just what I needed after two hard midterms, it was adorable, fun, action packed, and I loved the acting!