I saw the trailers for this one and thought it kinda looked good but didn't care one way or the other. Well my mom was treating us and this one was chosen. I loved this movie! I never read the books so I didn't have that to compare to. For now I'm glad I haven't read them because I could have possibly been disappointed. The acting wasn't anything special, and the graphics were incredible. But the story line was good and it encouraged my imagination. It's about the Greek Gods and their children that they have had with humans. It's some what similar to Harry Potter in that there is a boy who doesn't know how amazing he is till he becomes a teen and finds this whole world of "power". I think it's good for kids but they might not understand some of it if they are too young. It's the kind of movie that if you go with no expectation and a pleasant attitude you will probably really enjoy, which was my case.