This film adaptation cannot build on the success of the fantasy series. Now the youthful hero should get a second chance as a series!
Based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling books, the first part follows Percy Jackson’s (Logan Lerman) discovery that he is the son of the sea god Poseidon (Kevin McKidd). Like many successful fantasy stories, the tale weaves a coming-of-age story with a magical plot. In this case, a “normal student” finds himself in the world of Greek mythology. “Percy Jackson – Thieves in Olympus” is running on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 10:25 p.m VOX. The late-night broadcast is hardly surprising, as the film was not well received by fans.
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What is Percy Jackson: Thieves in Olympus about?
Actually, he thought he was a normal student with ADD and reading difficulties. But when his math teacher Mrs. Dodds (Maria Olsen) suddenly turns into a goddess of revenge before Percy’s eyes during a school trip, he is confronted with reality. At the last second, he manages to escape to a camp for demigods and demigods – to which he now belongs. There he discovers a whole new world for himself. He also becomes acquainted with his special abilities and how he can use them. Which he then has to implement faster than he would like. The trident was stolen from his father Poseidon. Percy of all people is suddenly the main suspect and has to embark on an adventurous journey into Hades’ (Steve Coogan) underworld with his new friends the satyr Grover (Brandon T. Jackson) and Athena’s daughter, Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario). This is the only way he can discover the real culprit.
“Percy Jackson” gets a second chance
The adventurous story, which takes place in Greek mythology, was very well received by the readers. The film adaptation, which was supposed to follow in the footsteps of the “Harry Potter” films after the end, rather less. And that, although for the first part “Harry Potter” director Chris Columbus could be won. Now the book series gets a second chance to rise to the Olympus of film. And this time as a series on Disney +. Under the title “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”, the series should be available on the streaming platform around the beginning of 2024. To ensure success this time around, Disney has brought on best-selling author Rick Riordan to write and executive produce. The actors were also changed. Now fans just have to be patient.
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