He's not exactly Harry Potter, but young adventurer Percy has had his own following through a series of books, and he brings his exploits to the screen in this caper. Played by Logan Lerman ("Jack & Bobby"), the contemporary Percy discovers that his father is the legendary Poseidon, and another god needs Percy's assistance when Zeus' lightning disappears.
Though he also has younger co-stars here, Lerman gets expert support from Pierce Brosnan, Uma Thurman, Sean Bean, Rosario Dawson, Ray Winstone, Kevin McKidd ("Rome") and Melina Kanakaredes ("CSI: NY"). DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; deleted and extended scenes; "Discover Your Powers" quiz. *** (PG: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)
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'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Ligntning Thief'
Logan Lerman (Twentieth Century Fox)