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Re: Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Postby ringswraith » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:03 pm

I've read up to the fourth book, and am actually waiting for the fifth one to come out in paperback before buying it. :ugeek:
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Re: Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Postby Volterrian » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:19 pm

I read all of the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series and I loved them.

My favorite god is Poseiden
My favorite goddess is Artemis, because lets face it she is the coolest.

I didn't like the movie as far as a book adaptation but I loved it as a stand apart.

My favorite book is The Battle of the Labyrinth.

The series starts out very much as a younger kids book series, but as it goes on you get so much more depth and build to the characters. How many other kids books talk about people dieing so easily and really getting into the story enough to make the kids feel for the characters if they die.

The Selena comments i read said something about it making no sense.
Luke convinced Selena to spy for him, after she wanted to quit being a spy Luke blackmailed her by saying he would tell everyone she was the spy and she would lose everything.. think how many times they wanted to kill the spy. So her losing her life to try and save her friends makes a lot of sense, she felt like she had put them all in danger and that this was all she could do for them.
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Re: Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Postby dazzel21 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:22 am

I'm almost done with book 2 Sea of Monsters. I'm progressing slowly :lol: But I love the character of Tyson aside from Percy and Annabeth. Does anyone know if the rest of the books will be adapted on the big screen? The first movie was okay even though lots of scenes were altered (as usual) but its not too bad though...
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Re: Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Postby willowtree » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:04 pm

I finally saw the movie.

I hated it. I would rant, but you'd be tired of me.

dazzel21~ They can't, seeing as they didn't include anything including Kronos that was in the book. All that, about Luke and the dreams and Tartarus, etc, ends up being important. Therefor, it is illogical.

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Re: Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Postby dandyvampgirl_13 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:33 pm

Well, yes, I agree that they screwed up the entire plot almost as badly as they did to... um... I'll get back to you with a similar adaption later.
But I don't watch the movie for the plot. I watch it for my dear, lovely, delicious, squishy Logan Lerman. (I kept on squeeing "YAAAAAAAY DEXTER!" the whole time and I'm pretty sure Lid's going to jump him and have to try and resist eating his face off when he gets home. Shh, no one tell Emma!)
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Re: Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Postby dazzel21 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:48 pm

Awww, that's too bad if they're not adapt the other 4 books into movies. I think the book is great, I'm not into the whole greek mythology thing but the plot and story is really fascinating. Oh well I'm almost finished with the 3rd book and am looking forward to the last 2 books to read...
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Re: Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Postby 'twahy-lahyt' » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:35 pm

Just finished this series and I loved it.

Watched the movie while I was reading the 4th book. Compared to the book the movie sucked. But if you don't compare it, then I have to give it credit and say it was actually pretty good. I tried my hardest to not compare it to the book while watching but, of course, my mind kept going on like "why does Annabeth have brown hair?" or "umm.. where is Kronos? There's nothing about him here!" or "What the heck is Persephone doing in the movie?"
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Re: Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Postby Ally_Cat » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:28 pm

I read some where that Logan Lerman contract includes more Percy movies.
While the movie is a far from the book adaptation I still really enjoyed it. i went into it with the idea of the Golden Compass - if they leave a cliffhanger ending and it doesn't get the GO for #2 it would be extremely disappointing plus even more dissapointing if it was bad to begin with.
I think they could continue and use the rest of the books for bases to the stories if they re-wrote them for stand alone stories - like write the quest from book 2, but don't connect it to Kronos. They would never be as good as the books of course, but I'd show some fan loyalty and watch them.

I have my own rants about the film, don't get me wrong, but I also had fun with it.
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Re: Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Postby Ally_Cat » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:24 pm

I know double posting is a no-no, but since the thread has been dead I thought I'd restart it.

Has anyone finished the new Olympians book the Lost Hero?
My sister has it right now and then I'll read it. However it is HUGE compared to the other Percy books, so it's taking her longer than usual.
No spoilers of course; just wondering if it was as good as the others.
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Re: Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Postby ringswraith » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:16 am

I read it (The Lost Hero). And it's just as great as the previous books.

One thing I will say- the title will have you thinking the entire time.
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