Percy Jackson fans say the show is already "monumentally better" than the movies

20 December 2023, 16:00 | Updated: 23 January 2024, 10:38

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians episodes 1 and 2 have debuted on Disney+ to rave reviews.

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The wait is officially over Camp Half-Blood campers! Percy Jackson and the Olympians has arrived on Disney Plus and it's a hit.

As one of the most successful book franchises ever, it's not an easy task to adapt Percy Jackson and the Olympians for the screen. While people loved Logan Lerman in the original movies, the films were criticised for failing to accurately bring the books to life and fans weren't happy with them. Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan famously hates both of them.

However, Disney+'s new Percy Jackson and the Olympians series was created with Rick Riordan at the helm. As a result, it stays true to the books and, with the first two episodes of the show now out on the streaming service, fans are unanimously praising it.

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Percy Jackson fans say the show is already "monumentally better" than the movies
Percy Jackson fans say the show is already "monumentally better" than the movies. Picture: Disney+, 20th Century Fox

From the way it recreates some scenes from the book word for word to the brilliant acting by Walker Scobell as Percy, Leah Jeffries as Annabeth and Aryan Simhadri as Grover, Percy Jackson and the Olympians truly lives up to the books that it's based on. The show is so popular that it's already received a score of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.

In their review, Inverse wrote: "Percy Jackson and the Olympians, a pitch-perfect adaptation of Rick Riordan’s mythological fantasy book series, may just have the juice to take on this throne and give the kids of the Harry Potter generation a new franchise that will grow along with them."

Meanwhile, Variety said: "At long last, Riordan’s work has been given the extensive visual adaptation it deserves."

As for, fans they are losing it with one saying it is "monumentally better" than the films already.

Here are just a few of the reactions so far.

That's what I'm talking about!

Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this.

I am now a Percy Jackson stan account.

Poetry!

Logan Lerman, we love you!

They did what needed to be done.

It was a hit from the first second.

I'm getting emotional.

BRB - going to rewatch the two episodes!

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