New ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’ International Trailer – Mythical Creatures Galore

Published 1 year ago by

517834065 3 620 439 New Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters International Trailer   Mythical Creatures Galore

It’s taken three years for the sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters to arrive, as opposed to the year-long waiting period between installments in fellow popular young adult novel-turned movie franchises like Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games. That’s because Percy Jackson’s first cinematic adventure – which was released under the wordier title Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief – was a more moderate success, taking in $226 million worldwide (on a $95 million budget) in 2010.

Like its U.S. trailer predecessors, the new Sea of Monsters international trailer – which includes lots of previously-unseen footage crawling with mystical creatures and massive fantasy spectacle – suggests that the filmmakers are making an ambitious effort to top The Lightning Thief in every way (even despite CGI effects that have a distinct “budget look” to them).

Sea of Monsters picks up with a slightly older Percy (Logan Lerman) and his fellow demigods – including Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario), daughter of Athena, and Percy’s BFF/protector, the satyr Grover Underwood (Brandon T. Jackson) – living at Camp Half-Blood, which is threatened by old enemies and an ancient evil. The only way to stop them is by rescuing the legendary Golden Fleece, which is located somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle (otherwise known as the Sea of Monsters).

percy jack sea monsters trailer New Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters International Trailer   Mythical Creatures Galore

Marc Guggenheim – the co-creator of Eli Stone and the co-showrunner for Arrow – adapted Rick Riordan’s Sea of Monsters source book into a script, which was then directed by Thor Freudenthal (Hotel for DogsDiary of a Wimpy Kid). As was mentioned before, the film’s effects continue to have a distinctly cheap(er) look to them, despite the overall grander visual design and emotional stakes compared to the first movie.

Similarly, while the main cast isn’t as strong as those found in the Harry Potter and Hunger Games films, Sea of Monsters is more light-hearted and genuine family-friendly offering than its peers. That’s to say, the Percy Jackson sequel may not be anything that memorable, but it could do a commendable job of making ancient mythology accessible to a younger generation (with its archetypal characters and storyline).

_____

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters opens in U.S. theaters on August 7th, 2013.

Source: CBM

Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:
TAGS: percy jackson

11 Comments

Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to Gravatar.com and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.


If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it.

  1. i do love this genre, the gods of olympus and stuff. i enjoyed the first one and i am shocked because it looks like they put a lot of money into this. the cgi looks really good.
    i wouldnt say the first is a failure because it made a lot but they are really taking a chance with this.

  2. The visual effects look like visual effects.
    Not the objective of good visual effects.
    The CGI here practically looks animated.

    However, with a modest budget based on
    the history means this should make money.

  3. Ok. I like this a lot. This looks like a good romp, pop corn movie. I don’t need to see it now though. They’ve shown most of it in the trailers. Ooops!

  4. first one was ok. might check this one out eventually.

  5. It looks better than the first. And Logan is a great actor. And I love the books. Hope its better than the first.

  6. Lets hope they get this one right

  7. Having studied Classics for 4 years (1st class degree with a £2000 prize for my dissertation, thanks for asking!) every Ancient Rome/Greece inspired film gives me a rage-induced seizure. It’s clear that none of the writers have bothered to read/understand the source material, and so every single one of these films completely misses the point. How in f**kity f**k would a golden fleece take down Kronos? And why do modern films make Zeus into a Christian-style god, complete with moral compass and lack of interest in murder and rape? Lame.

    FYI, the Spartans were one of the most unlikeable civilisations in history. So, anyone with a hard-on for them should probably check out the Spartan policy on sex with 12-yr-old boys (compulsory in the army, folks!)

    /Pleasurable rant over.

  8. Tell me that crap at the end wasn’t supposed to be Kronos…

    • Exactly my thought I’m scared they’re going to screw this up as bad as the first one. Kronos doesn’t come out till the fourth book!

    • Percy’s Dream: Kronos will reform from his sarcophagus after Luke successfully place the Golden Fleece in it.

      to make it clear, Kronos will only appear in Percy’s Dream.

  9. Oh wow they made Annabeth a blonde now. Still doesn’t make up for the 1st movie.

<-- Taboola Alt -->