March 23, 2014

Scene It Sunday #12 - Percy & The Flying Shoes

The Lightning Thief
Series: Percy Jackson & The Olympians, #1
Release Date: February 12, 2010
Leads: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario

A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Percy & The Flying Shoes, Book Scene -

I picked up the flying shoes and had a sudden bad feeling. I looked at Chiron. "I won't be able to use these, will I?"
He shook his head. "Luke meant well, Percy. But taking to the air...that would not be wise for you."

Percy & The Flying Shoes, Movie Scene -

In the movie, it seems like Percy is using the shoes every time you turn around! He uses the shoes to get the pearl. (Which is a completely made up quest, by the way.) He uses the shoes to fight Luke. He uses the shoes ALL the time!

This may seem like a small thing, but to me it really wasn't. That was a complete deviation from the book, and a bad one at that. It makes no sense to add that in, and obviously it's just kind of stupid. Did they do it just so that Percy could have cool flying shoes? Jeez.

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