Well, hello there, Logan Lerman. You may have just turned 18, but you are totally a hottie as Percy Jackson.
OK, now that I got that out of my system...
As you can guess we went to see Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The adults in our group had a mixed reaction; one of my sisters was disappointed, the other was in between, I loved it, and my 10-year-old niece and 8-year-old nephew really liked it.
It got me thinking about books turned movie and I realized how many movies have turned me into a fan of the story. We're talking the big guys here; Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Twilight. As strange as I think it is, I've read quite a few of my all time favorite series because of the news they were being made into feature films. I sort of feel a sell out for doing it backwards, but now that I'm a full time YA reader and writer I doubt that will happen again. I'm dying to see some of my favorite books on the big screen in the next couple years---Shiver, The Hunger Games, Uglies...
How I let Percy Jackson slip by until now is a mystery to me. I've had the paperback for months but have never read it, and as I mentioned in my last post I ordered the Percy Jackson box set. Something I'm even more excited about after seeing the movie. Of course, as usual, many of the book fans seem to be disappointed in the movie translation so I think my having seen the movie first will be a good thing.
It may only be my personal opinion, but I highly suggest checking this movie out. There were a few things that could've been cut out or came off a bit cheesy but overall I loved it. I had fun. I loved being surprised with not knowing the plot and I absolutely enjoyed watching Percy's character come to life. The fact that he was played by an actor he's cute as all heck didn't hurt either. ; )
What do you guys think? Any thoughts on Percy Jackson or any books turned into movies?