'Percy Jackson and the Olympians' Forgot to Have Fun
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The Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on the popular book series, was criticized for reducing the fantastical elements of the story to mere speed bumps. The show failed to capture the inherent magic and excitement of the books.
Saving the planet shouldn't be easy. But for Percy Jackson, navigating a world in which Greek gods and myths exist in the modern-day United States is simple, as long as you're up to date on your history.
While the show aimed to be faithful to the source material, it ended up sacrificing dynamic storytelling and excitement. The movies, which condensed the plots to fit a two-hour runtime, also faced criticism for not doing justice to the books. However, the show went too far in the other direction, focusing too much on faithfulness and leaving little room for creativity and adaptation.
But the show is an overcorrection-it was so concerned with faithfulness to the books that it left little room for dynamic storytelling and creative adaptation.
Read at The Atlantic
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