“Hold fast, Brave the storm”

Review of the new original series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” streaming on Disney+
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Grace Lovejoy

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” follows the story line of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson book series and the actors clearly represent the characters introduced throughout those books. 

I grew up reading the books and the movies released in 2010 and 2013. I enjoy the books I reread them all the time, the actors in the movies were older when filming the movies which defeats the purpose of the characters being children. 

In the books, Percy, Annabeth and Grover were 12-13 years old. The new series does a great job of showing the characters at their actual age, Percy Jackson played by Walker Scobell was 14-years-old while shooting the show. The actors that played Grover and Annabeth were 14-15 years old as well.

The time was used wisely, everything that needed to happen did.”

One of my favorite scenes was when Percy Jackson’s mother, Sally lit a match and dropped it in a cup. That signals Poseidon and he came, but she could only see him. The actor that played Sally, Virgina Kull had an amazing performance capturing the true emotion and struggle of being the mother of a demigod. 

Overall, I think the series is perfectly aligned with the book. Even though the episodes are particularly short, around 20 minutes. The cliffhangers on every episode made me so excited to watch the next episode. Every Tuesday I look forward to watching the new episode.

The characters, props, setting it all looked like how I imagined it would while reading the book. The chemistry between Percy and Annabeth was grown throughout each episode. I’m usually a person who sticks to watching the same show over and over again. But this show has definitely been added to my favorites list.

 

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Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor
Grace Lovejoy is serving as the Features Editor for the McIntosh Trail this year. Lovejoy is a sophomore this year and ia McIntosh Ambassador and a Gold Honor Roll Student. Lovejoy first started journalism In sixth grade at J.C Booth Middle School working for the online newsletter. She joined the Mcintosh Trail last year and was promoted to Features Editor as a sophomore. Last year, Lovejoy won the Trail staff’s first Best of SNO Excellence in writing badge for her story “Collision course: teens and golf cart accidents in Peachtree City”. In the fall, she followed and wrote multiple stories about Taylor Swift vs. Ticketmaster. At the Georgia Scholastic Press Association’s Spring Convention, she won a superior in depth news story award for her story, “The Saga of Taylor Swift Tickets: “The Great War '' between fans and Ticketmaster”. Lovejoy is now seeing her first year as a New Voices Student Leader at the Student Press Law Center for the 2023-2024 school year. She also applied to Teen Insight, a fully teen-run student online newspaper created by New Voices Leaders. Last year, Lovejoy was a part of the McIntosh Drama Department’s one act and the McIntosh Girls Varsity Tennis Team. Lovejoy loves journaling, organizing and acting. She is very excited to help new staffers have a successful first year of highschool journalism!
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