Percy Jackson Book Vs Movie Analysis

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians, written by Rick Riordan and published in 2005. An amazing series that blended mythology, romance, and humor. Later, the first two books were turned into movies: Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief as well as Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters. Both movies grossed over $430 million and had many good reviews but the fans of the original series, myself included, were sorely disappointed. I did not enjoy the movies and I know that the book adaptations were much better than the movie adaptations. The first thing that stood out to me was the way the directors of the movies cut out very important scenes from the book that needed to be in the movie for it to make sense. An example of this is the scene in the…show more content…
Some of the scenes were acceptable in the movies but some just made the movies ridiculous. An example would be at the end of Sea of Monsters, the titan Kronos rose from his coffin and ate Luke. Neither scene happened in the Sea of Monsters. The scene where Kronos rose happened later in the series. A character was added to the movie also. Hades’ wife Persephone made an appearance in the first movie even though she doesn’t appear until the last book in the Percy Jackson series. The last thing that stood out to me was that many of the characters physical appearances were changed in the movies. An example of this is that Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena, was described in the book as having blonde hair and gray eyes. In the movie however, she had dark brown hair and green eyes. Another example of this evidence is that in the first movie, Luke, son of Hermes and antagonist throughout the series, was described as having blond hair and blue eyes. In the first movie, he had brown hair and brown eyes. Now all of these points may sound superficial and critical but directors say that they follow the movie as accurately as possible. And yes I know that not all scenes from the book can be added to the movie but the directors should still try. I know that the book adaptations of the Percy Jackson series were much better than the
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