Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on February 2010
Call it a methadone fix for jonesing Harry Potter freaks. A chosen kid (Logan Lerman) has magical powers but is initially unaware of this. He’s got two similarly empowered sidekicks at a school (camp) for such kids, who are actually classified as “demigods,” being the offspring of randy Olympian deities and humans. Pierce Brosnan is a centaur headmaster. They have to find out who stole Zeus’s lightning bolt before the big guy really gets mad and destroys the world or something. Uma Thurman does a mean Medusa. It’s one of those not-awful movies that’s fast-moving without really going anywhere. Japanese title: Percy Jackson to Olympus no Kamigami.