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Kids Book Into Film Club – Lightning Thief
September 27, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A teenager discovers he’s the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods.
Directed by Chris Columbus
Adapted for the screen by Craig Titley from a novel by Rick Riordan
Stars Logan Lerman, Kevin McKidd, Steve Coogan, Alexandra Daddario |
When his lightning bolt is stolen, Zeus accuses Poseidon’s son Percy Jackson and gives Poseidon’s son fourteen days to return it, otherwise he will initiate a war amongst the gods. Meanwhile the teenager, Percy, who is dyslexic and has ADHD is visiting The Museum of Metropolitan of Art and is attacked by a Fury disguised in his teacher. His physically handicapped best friend Grover reveals that Percy is a demigod and that he is his protector and his teacher Mr Brunner gives him a pen telling him that it is a powerful weapon. They go to Percy’s house and together with his mother Sally they drive to the Camp Half-Blood. However Sally is attacked by a Minotaur and vanishes before Percy can help her. In the camp, Percy befriends the gorgeous Annabeth; when they are attacked by Hades who wants the lighting bolt for himself, Percy discovers that his mother is in the Underworld with Hades. Percy decides to travel on a dangerous quest to retrieve the lightning bolt and save his mother. Grover…