USA Today - 02/16/2010
"[T]he movie artfully turns a tale of Greek gods interacting with humans into a fast-paced, cheeky adventure saga."
Variety - 02/11/2010
"Columbus generates genuine energy during action scenes..."
Empire - 02/05/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "The plot races, especially by the standards of an origin story, Columbus mixing monsters and emotional beats with a touch that's far lighter than he demonstrated in the first two Potters..."
Movieline - 02/12/2010
"Uma Thurman's Medusa is an endless supply of zingers..."
This adaptation of Rick Riordan's remarkably popular fantasy book series tells the tale of accident-prone teenager Percy (Logan Lerman), who discovers that he's actually a demigod, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. Percy must master his newfound skills in order to prevent a war between the gods that could devastate the entire world. The film is directed by Chris Columbus, and co-stars Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, and Sean Bean.