The Percy Jackson Movies are a sore spot for many fans. From the overacting to the script being more mature than necessary, even Rick Riordan refuses to acknowledge the films were even adapted from his beloved book series. We’ve done a few posts on the subject, but everything is more book-related, given the upcoming release of the Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Anyway, there’s not much we can talk about with the Percy Jackson movies, as there were only two of them, and most people have already covered how inaccurate they are to their book counterparts. But to answer the prompt, the films go as follows:
- Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (2010)
- Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (2013)
We’ve seen Lightning Thief a few times, but only Sea of Monsters is unwatchable. We saw it once and never again. It was terrible to the point we almost burst into tears. By the time the second film came out, we’d read all the books. When watching them, we knew what was supposed to be there and what wasn’t.
More Faith In The Television Series Thn The Percy Jackson Movies
We have more faith in the Disney+ show than in the films. Rick and his wife Becky are involved as producers of the series. Rick, in the past, has done everything in his power to distance himself from the Percy Jackson moves.
With the television series, he’s more invested and was the one who broke the casting news on his website. He has done photocalls with Walker, Leah and Aryan [the series Percy, Annabeth and Grover] and speaks highly of them. Finally, he also appeared at D23 last year with them. Seeing that the talent respects the source material to the point of having a positive relationship with the creator was lovely. The film actors were only doing a job based on the scripts they were given. We don’t fault them for that, but we wish the writing for the movies were better.