Faith wanted to go to the movies for her birthday. She wanted to see the midnight premiere of Percy Jackson and take a friend with her. The tickets went on sale and there was no midnight premiere. She was bummed but decided to go to the Friday night showing. I talked her into taking Vilate and Hyrum along with her friend and she seemed to be okay with that. We told (via Facebook) friends that we were going and we ended up with a pretty large group from her school. It was cool. I spent the week leading up to the movie hunting for orange shirts at thrift stores and then silkscreening on the front and back of them. It was a big project - I ended up making 9 t-shirts! It was fun, but I was sure glad I didn't have to make a 10th one!
Here is a picture of Faith and Karrin waiting anxiously for the movie to start. Notice the cool shirts!! On the back they say Poseidan's Cabin.
The kids enjoyed the movie, but we spent the ENTIRE ride home discussing how it was a good movie, but they should not have called it Percy Jackson. Apparently my kids think "based on the book" should mean "follows the book to the letter." I tried to explain it, really I did - but they just didn't get it. So in the end they determined that it was an exciting movie and they really did like it, however they thought it should have stuck closer to the book or be renamed something else (no one gave me any suggestions).