So since Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Sea of Monsters has not come to our local theatre yet, meaning I am unable to do the LitFlix on that movie, I am going to do a bonus LitFlix about the first movie / book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I was honestly amazed that they made a sequel to the first movie, so I am not too surprised that it has not come to my local theatre yet. I had not read the first book when the first movie came out and after watching the first movie I was not particularly interested. I have to say after this whole exercise I am really excited I read the books.
The first Percy Jackson movie was not bad, but it was not really that good and at points it was really cheesy. Some of it is that they tried to jam a lot of content into a short amount of time and did not take into account what was really important from the book. So I really enjoyed reading the books. I started out with the goal of just reading the first two and ended up finishing the entire series. The story was exciting and actually explained why the Greek Gods and mythology were centered in America. The movie was oddly similar and yet extremely different from the book. Some of the differences were particularly important for any continuation with the story. Continue reading