If the kids (or you) are suffering Harry Potter withdrawal, you could do worse than check out “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.”

Despite the cumbrous title, it’s an entertaining romp that treads very similar ground to the recent remake of Ray Harryhausen’s “Clash of the Titans.”

Small wonder. They have the same basic premise:

Half-mortal son of Poseidon / Zeus undertakes dangerous quest, with gods and monsters opposing him, every step of the way.

Check out the trailer, below:

The special effects are special enough, so the kids will appreciate the scary monsters. And the heroic – well, kids – at the heart of the story.

It’s Classical Mythology, for the ipad generation.

I got a kick out of it. But, judge for yourself.

Peace.

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