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"Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" *1/2 (out of four): An interesting take on the young hero saga, made eye-rollingly tedious by the ham-handed direction of Chris Columbus.

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Oh hey, it's that movie from the book series about the ordinary kid who discovers he has supernatural powers. The latest installment of "Harry Potter"? "The Twilight Saga"? No, those titles aren't nearly long enough. It's "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief". Based on the books by Rick Riordan and directed by occasional "Potter" helmer, Chris Columbus, "Percy Jackson" is kind of like "Harry Potter", but with Greek gods instead of wizards, and cheap gags instead of wit.

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