History Film / PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians

31st Aug '17 11:05:36 PM Scabbard
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Silena Beauregard is shown to be working with Luke.[[spoiler:Which is one hell of a played with trope, considering that in the books she was revealed as the mole in the fifth book with no indication of when she'd turned]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Silena Beauregard is shown to be working with Luke. [[spoiler:Which is one hell of a played with trope, considering that in the books she was revealed as the mole in the fifth book with no indication of when she'd turned]].
8th Jun '17 5:05:59 PM jormis29
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''Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief'' is a 2010 fantasy film directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus, loosely adapted from ''The Lightning Thief'', the first book in the ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' series of books. It stars Creator/LoganLerman as Percy Jackson alongside an ensemble cast that includes Brandon T. Jackson, Creator/AlexandraDaddario, Jake Abel, Creator/RosarioDawson, Steve Coogan, Creator/UmaThurman, Creator/CatherineKeener, Kevin [=McKidd=], Creator/SeanBean and Creator/PierceBrosnan.

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''Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief'' is a 2010 fantasy film directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus, loosely adapted from ''The Lightning Thief'', the first book in the ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' series of books. It stars Creator/LoganLerman as Percy Jackson alongside an ensemble cast that includes Brandon T. Jackson, Creator/AlexandraDaddario, Jake Abel, Creator/RosarioDawson, Steve Coogan, Creator/UmaThurman, Creator/CatherineKeener, Kevin [=McKidd=], Creator/KevinMcKidd, Creator/SeanBean and Creator/PierceBrosnan.
16th May '17 7:05:35 PM nombretomado
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* GorgeousGorgon: Medusa, played by UmaThurman.

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* GorgeousGorgon: Medusa, played by UmaThurman.Creator/UmaThurman.
5th Apr '17 5:26:39 PM Ultra64
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Annabeth's hair was brunette like her actress, Alexandra Daddario. She however dyes it partially blonde for the sequel.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Grover was written as more timid and shy. In the movie, he was more of a CasanovaWannabe.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: Annabeth's hair was brunette like her actress, Alexandra Daddario. She however dyes it partially blonde for the sequel.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: AdaptationPersonalityChange:
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Grover was written as more timid and shy. In the movie, he was more of a CasanovaWannabe.



*** Both cases were [[CharacterRerailment somewhat fixed in the sequel.]]



* BarbieDollAnatomy: Film Grover. He's good for a laugh for anyone with a passing knowledge of Greek satyrs. Couldn't they have just given him a loincloth?

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* BarbieDollAnatomy: Film Grover. He's good for a laugh for anyone with a passing knowledge of Greek satyrs. Couldn't they have just given him a loincloth?



* CompositeCharacter: Though it has never been stated outright, movie Annabeth has Clarisse' first major scene, personality, and hair color. She's really more Clarisse than she is Annabeth.
** [[spoiler:Film!Luke takes over Ares' role as the person who duped Percy into taking the Bolt to Hades]]

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* CompositeCharacter: CompositeCharacter:
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Though it has never been stated outright, movie Annabeth has Clarisse' Clarisse's first major scene, personality, and hair color. She's really more Clarisse than she is Annabeth.
** [[spoiler:Film!Luke [[spoiler:Film Luke takes over Ares' role as the person who duped Percy into taking the Bolt to Hades]]Hades]].



* EverybodyHatesHades: Gets off comparatively easy compared to some other adaptations. He makes his first appearance as a fiery demon type thing, but it's pretty clear that that was just for show. Much is made of him being abusive but that's not really much in evidence. He is an asshole though(then again most gods are this in general). He offers to let Percy and co. go in exchange for Zeus' lightning bolt, but when he gets it he tries to kill them.
* FauxActionGirl: Annabeth. Despite supposedly being the best fighter in the camp, she's easily beaten by Percy once he's told how to use his powers, is completely helpless against Medusa, isn't able to recognize when they've been enticed by the lotus eaters until ''after'' they escape (due to Percy), and does nothing during the final battle.
** Technically speaking this is all pretty accurate in the books as well. Percy in the book was able to curbstomp the entire Ares Cabin once he touches water. Annabeth actually just stays hiding in during the conflict with Medusa(as oppose to attempting to roadkill her). Also Percy was the one who recognized first that the Lotus Casino was a trap. Though this actually make sense as this would be the very first quest Annabeth took. And unlike Percy, Annabeth doesn't have any get-a-power boost by touching water or any kind of superpower except her intelligence.

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* EverybodyHatesHades: Gets off comparatively easy compared to some other adaptations. He makes his first appearance as a fiery demon type thing, but it's pretty clear that that was just for show. Much is made of him being abusive but that's not really much in evidence. He is an asshole though(then though (then again most gods are this in general). He offers to let Percy and co. company go in exchange for Zeus' lightning bolt, but when he gets it he tries to kill them.
* FauxActionGirl: FauxActionGirl:
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Annabeth. Despite supposedly being the best fighter in the camp, she's easily beaten by Percy once he's told how to use his powers, is completely helpless against Medusa, isn't able to recognize when they've been enticed by the lotus eaters until ''after'' they escape (due to Percy), and does nothing during the final battle.
** Technically
battle.[[note]]Technically speaking this is all pretty accurate in the books as well. Percy in the book was able to curbstomp the entire Ares Cabin once he touches water. Annabeth actually just stays hiding in during the conflict with Medusa(as oppose Medusa (as opposed to attempting to roadkill her). Also Percy was the one who recognized first that the Lotus Casino was a trap. Though this actually make sense as this would be the very first quest Annabeth took. And unlike Percy, Annabeth doesn't have any get-a-power boost by touching water or any kind of superpower except her intelligence. [[/note]]



-->'''Annabeth''': I think I figured it out, I know why we're here.
-->'''Percy''': Why are we here?
-->'''Annabeth''': To '''HAVE FUN!'''

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-->'''Annabeth''': I think I figured it out, I know why we're here. \n-->'''Percy''': \\
'''Percy''':
Why are we here?
-->'''Annabeth''':
here?\\
'''Annabeth''':
To '''HAVE FUN!'''



* MissingTrailerScene: In the trailer, there is one scene with somebody firing a minigun, which was not in the film nor in the deleted scenes. Perhaps Ares was originally supposed to be included?



** Medusa played by Creator/UmaThurman. Because apparently, when Athena cursed her good looks with the snake hair, she didn't curse her badly enough?

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** Medusa played by Creator/UmaThurman. Because apparently, Apparently, when Athena cursed her good looks with the snake hair, she didn't curse her badly enough?enough.



* RedHerring: Hades is ''not'' the main villain. Although he is an asshole.

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* RedHerring: Hades [[spoiler:Hades is ''not'' the main villain.villain]]. Although he is an asshole.



%%* SassyBlackWoman / SpicyLatina: Persephone



** Hell, in the books he was ''twelve''!



* ShoutOut: While passing the river of lost dreams thing in Hades, one can see a [[Film/CitizenKane little sled]] floating by.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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While passing the river of lost dreams thing in Hades, one can see a [[Film/CitizenKane little sled]] floating by.



** In the books, Clarisse is described as having the height of a basketball and the "broad, lean, and muscular body of a size XXXL rugby player". also making her the most physically adept female fighter at Camp Half-Blood. she's also said to have large strong hands and small beady-looking pig eyes. in the film, she's played by Leven Rambin. and clearly is much more traditionally beautiful.
** Tyson himself isn't too hard on the eyes [[spoiler: when shown with two eyes.]]

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** In the books, Clarisse is described as having the height of a basketball and the "broad, lean, and muscular body of a size XXXL rugby player". player", also making her the most physically adept female fighter at Camp Half-Blood. she's She's also said to have large large, strong hands and small beady-looking pig eyes. in In the film, she's played by Leven Rambin. Rambin, and clearly is much more traditionally beautiful.
** Tyson himself isn't too hard on the eyes [[spoiler: when shown with two eyes.]]eyes]].



* AdaptationalVillainy: Silena Beauregard is shown to be working with Luke.[[spoiler:Which is one hell of a played with trope, considering that in the books she was revealed as the mole in the fifth book with no indication of when she'd turned.]]

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Silena Beauregard is shown to be working with Luke.[[spoiler:Which is one hell of a played with trope, considering that in the books she was revealed as the mole in the fifth book with no indication of when she'd turned.]]turned]].



* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: In a huge departure from the books, [[spoiler: Luke manages to resurrect Kronos with the Golden Fleece. Kronos then arises from his tomb, as a demonic giant, complete with horns and fiery eyes.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Thalia, like in the books. Annabeth and Tyson as well.]]

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* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: In a huge departure from the books, [[spoiler: Luke manages to resurrect Kronos with the Golden Fleece. Kronos then arises from his tomb, as a demonic giant, complete with horns and fiery eyes.]]
eyes]].
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Thalia, like in the books. Annabeth and Tyson as well.]]well]].



* DecompositeCharacter: An example of this and {{Retcon}}: Annabeth in the first movie appeared to be a CompositeCharacter of Book!Annabeth and Clarisse, who was nowhere in the film. In ''Sea of Monsters'', Clarisse is shown to be attending Camp Half-Blood.

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* DecompositeCharacter: An example of this and {{Retcon}}: Annabeth in the first movie appeared to be a CompositeCharacter of Book!Annabeth Annabeth (the book version, anyway) and Clarisse, who was nowhere in the film. In ''Sea of Monsters'', Clarisse is shown to be attending Camp Half-Blood.



* EarlyBirdCameo: Ethan Nakamura is on the ''Andromeda'' with Luke.
** [[spoiler: Kronos appears in the final battle.]]

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* EarlyBirdCameo: EarlyBirdCameo:
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Ethan Nakamura is on the ''Andromeda'' with Luke.
** [[spoiler: Kronos appears in the final battle.]]battle]].



* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: Kronos: A horned giant whose fragmented body separates and rejoins in pieces as he moves. Also possesses some VolcanicVeins.]]
* FamousLastWords: Clarisse says the trope's exact name when recounting how [[spoiler: her Satyr friend was killed by Scylla.]]

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* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: Kronos: A horned giant whose fragmented body separates and rejoins in pieces as he moves. Also possesses some VolcanicVeins.]]
VolcanicVeins]].
* FamousLastWords: Clarisse says the trope's exact name when recounting how [[spoiler: her Satyr friend was killed by Scylla.]]Scylla]].



* JesusWasWayCool: Mr. D thinks so, at least; he's apparently a fan of the wine miracle from the wedding. Interesting, when you consider how the two are usually compared to each other in RealLife.
** It's also about the most insulting thing he can say to Zeus, who is obviously listening to him at all times.

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* JesusWasWayCool: Mr. D thinks so, at least; he's apparently a fan of the wine miracle from the wedding. Interesting, when you consider how the two are usually compared to each other in RealLife.
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RealLife. It's also about the most insulting thing he can say to Zeus, who is obviously listening to him at all times.



* MythologyGag: Some of the quests Percy mentions Clarisse completing--- fighting a bronze dragon, recovering Ares' stolen chariot, etc.--- were taken from some of the short stories in the original series. Ironically, whereas Percy played a pretty big role in those stories, the film states that Clarisse was the one to complete those, with Percy being mostly ineffectual.

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* MythologyGag: Some of the quests Percy mentions Clarisse completing--- completing -- fighting a bronze dragon, recovering Ares' stolen chariot, etc.--- etc. -- were taken from some of the short stories in the original series. Ironically, whereas Percy played a pretty big role in those stories, the film states that Clarisse was the one to complete those, with Percy being mostly ineffectual.



* PragmaticAdaptation: Due to the characters being in their late-teens, the Great Prophecy sets the age of the prophesied demigod from [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday sixteen]] to twenty.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Due to the AgeLift the characters being in their late-teens, got since the first film, the Great Prophecy sets the age of the prophesied demigod from [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday sixteen]] to twenty.



* SequelHook: [[spoiler: Luke survives (but is at the moment captured by Polyphemus), and Thalia is alive once more.]]

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* SequelHook: [[spoiler: Luke survives (but is at the moment captured by Polyphemus), and Thalia is alive once more.]]more]].
13th Jan '17 6:29:21 PM SideburnsKid
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** Tyson himself isn't too hard on the eyes [[spoiler: when shown with two eyes.]]
14th Dec '16 8:12:15 AM Prinzenick
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* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: The film is a Type 2 (Recognizable Adaptation). It keeps some things from the books intact, but also changes a ''lot'' of stuff around.
26th Nov '16 12:06:37 PM Sumatris
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* TheLoad: Tyson. The guy is so annoyingly clumsy and incompetent it's a miracle he hasn't killed himself yet.
13th Nov '16 4:52:02 PM The12thDoctor
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''Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters'' was released August 2013.

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A sequel, titled ''Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters'' Monsters'', which was based on the second book in the ''Percy Jackson'' series, was released August 2013.
2013, with most of the cast returning to their roles. Thor Freudenthal directed the film, replacing Creator/ChrisColumbus.






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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TagLine Some heroes are made and some are born of the gods.]]'']]



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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TagLine In demigods we trust.]]'']]
3rd Nov '16 3:41:58 PM Netherman14
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness:
** In the books, Clarisse is described as having the height of a basketball and the "broad, lean, and muscular body of a size XXXL rugby player". also making her the most physically adept female fighter at Camp Half-Blood. she's also said to have large strong hands and small beady-looking pig eyes. in the film, she's played by Leven Rambin. and clearly is much more traditionally beautiful.
23rd Oct '16 8:40:23 PM sabrina_diamond
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* WombLevel: Inside the Charydbis.
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