The movie Percy Jackson, And the Olympians, The Lightning Thief by Chris Columbus is about a stolen lightning bolt and Percy was accused of stealing it. Zeus accuses Poseidon’s son Percy Jackson and gives fourteen days to Poseidon to return his lightning bolt; otherwise he would initiate a war against his brother. His crippled best friend, Grover, reveals to Percy that he was been accused of stealing the bolt. Percy, Grover, and Percy’s mother drives to Camp Half-Blood to prove that he did not steal it. However, Sally is attacked by a Minotaur and vanishes before Percy can help her. While attacking the monsters, Percy discovers that his mother is in hell with Hades. Percy decides to travel in a dangerous quest to retrieve the lightning bolt and save his mother. In the end, he defeats all the monsters and saves his mother. Percy is a great example of a hero. He goes on a journey to a special world (Camp Half-Blood) and defeats monsters to save his mom. He did everything he could and never gave up. He faces many tests like killing monsters, killing medusa, got stuck in a hotel for 5 days, and had to face the devil. Percy also had a special power. When he would get hurt, he could put himself in water and he would be even stronger. In the end, he proves to everybody that he didn’t steal the bolt and he got his mom back. Percy Jackson was a hero to his mother by saving her. That is why Percy Jackson is a great example of a hero.

-Megan Pini