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Kidsday interview: 'Percy Jackson' cast

Last Friday, we had a day we will always remember! We are fourth-grade students from Cayuga Elementary School in Lake Grove, and we had the chance to meet the cast of the new movie, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.”

Our day started off by going to a private screening of the movie. We thought the movie was so cool! It had tons of action and adventure. In this movie, a boy named Percy Jackson (played by Logan Lerman) finds out he is the son of the Greek god Poseidon. The gods are about to start a war because someone stole Zeus’ lightning bolt.

It is up to Percy to return the lightning bolt before the summer solstice and also save his mother from the underworld, with the help of his friends Grover (Brandon T. Jackson) and Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario).

We thought the action in this movie was awesome. There were lots of sword fights and really cool special effects. We also thought that some parts with the monsters were a little scary, but we couldn’t look away.

We think this movie is a must-see! It’s fun, action-packed and full of all kinds of cool creatures. It was really interesting learning about Greek mythology, too. We think this movie will be a big hit.
The only thing we didn’t like about it was that it was very different from the book written by Rick Riordan.

We give “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” 4½ out of 5 smiles.

After the movie, we went to the Empire State Building for a news conference with the stars of the movie, including Pierce Brosnan, Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson and Alexandra Daddario. Director Chris Columbus was there, too.

So many people wanted to ask the stars questions. We were really excited, but also a little nervous. We got to ask a couple of questions and then afterward, we had an interview with just us kids and three of the stars, Logan, Brandon and Alexandra. They were so friendly and gave really interesting answers to our questions.

After the interview, we got to go up to the observation deck of the Empire State Building and look out at all the lights of New York City at night. This was a day we will never forget!
 

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