Zeus accuses Poseidon’s son, Percy, of stealing his lightning bolt and gives him fourteen days to return it, or there will be war amongst the gods. Percy, who is dyslexic and has ADHD (a nice contemporary touch) is visiting The Museum of Metropolitan of Art and is attacked by a Fury disguised as his teacher. His physically handicapped best friend Grover (very interesting character with legs of a goat) reveals that Percy is a demigod and that he is his protector and his teacher. Percy is given a pen proposed to be a powerful weapon. They go to Percy’s house and with his mother, Sally, (Catherine Keener, of all people) they drive to Camp Half-Blood. In the camp, Percy befriends the gorgeous Annabeth. Then Percy discovers
that his mother is in the Underworld with Hades. Grover and Annabeth join him on the dangerous quest to retrieve the lightning bolt and save his mother.
This was a darn good movie I watched with my granddaughter.