Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Essay

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My original thought when comparing Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief the movie and Classical mythology was that there would be many more references to the myth of Perceus than any other myth throughout the movie in its entirety. That’s where I was wrong. After watching the movie again and researching the different hero myths my opinion has changed. My new thoughts are that the movie is not influenced by the myth of Perceus any more than other hero myths. The movie ties together many different heroes’ stories and mixes them together to make a wonderful story about a young boy. The movie was based on a book series written by Rick Riordan. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief the movie is about a young…show more content…
On this quest they disobey the orders of the leader of the camp Mr. Bruner. The first thing they need was three pearls to get out of the underworld quickly. There were three spread all across the United States. The first pearl being a floral shop that is abandoned that turns out to be Medusa’s layer. After the three defeat medusa they find the pearl and move on to the next place where there is a pearl was located. This was at the Parthenon replica in Tennessee. Once the group gets here they discover the pearl but have to wait till the park closes to retrieve it. Once they enter the Parthenon they retrieve the pearl but then meet a problem. A hydra sent by Hades enters and they have to battle the hydra. This was a very hard task because Percy being new to the supernatural world did not know about the hydra and chopped off its entire heads for two more to grow back in each of their places. In the end they used Medusas head to turn it to stone. The last pearl was located at a hotel and casino in Las Vegas, the Lotus Casino. Once they reach the hotel they are constantly asked if they would like to try a Lotus flower. They take some and continue to eat them. The flowers kept them at the hotel for many days which gives them time to either find the lightning bolt or convince Zeus that he does not have it. With a little help from Percy's father they eventually escape the hotel with the pearl. They then find
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