New ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’ Trailer: Percy’s Next Big Adventure

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August 2013 should be a rewarding month for those who love young adult fantasy-adventures/coming of age stories – in this post-Harry Potter age – as a second installment in the Percy Jackson┬ámovie franchise will hit theaters (after a three-year wait), followed by the first The Mortal Instruments adaptation two weeks later.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, once again drawing from the book series authored Rick Riordan, picks up with the eponymous demigod (Logan Lerman, reprising his role from The Lightning Thief) while he attends Camp Half-Blood with his peers and best friends alike. However, an ancient evil – and familiar menace – begins to rise, which leads the son of Poseidon and his comrades to undertake a quest: find the mythical Golden Fleece, which is located somewhere in the Sea of Monsters.

Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson are returning as Percy’s loyal pals – Anabeth Chase and Grover Underwood – with Sean Bean back in the role of Zeus. Meanwhile, the remainder of the adult characters are portrayed by fan-favorites like Nathan Fillion (Castle), Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games), Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), among others.

percy jackson sea monsters trailer New Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Trailer: Percys Next Big Adventure

Riordan’s second Percy Jackson novel was adapted for the screen by screenwriter Marc Guggenheim – the Arrow co-showrunner and Green Lantern co-writer – with Thor Freudenthal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) taking over directing responsibilities from Chris Columbus. The latest trailer, like its predecessor, suggests this sequel is taking the “bigger=better” approach – which means more action, larger-scale adventure and upping the amount of CGI-heavy spectacle (though, not necessarily the quality).

Regardless, if you’re a fan of the series – and/or appreciate the ways these stories introduce ancient mythology in a manner that’s more palpable for the under-age crowd – then you may want to check this flick out. (The sheer presence of multiple talented character actors should, at the least, help to ensure that it’s a passable adaptation.)


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

Source: iTunes Movie Trailers

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  1. The trailer won’t play…

    • Maybe you need a plug-in? Worked fine for me.


    • I’m with you man that movie they made really was not that good i vote reboot or remake just make a better one.

  3. I think this sequel is a little pointless. The critics weren’t hot for the first one, the audience barely cared about the first one, the fans hated the first one, and the box office was average at best. I just honestly didn’t see the point in this, though it could be better hopefully.

    • Yeah, pretty surprised to see a sequel for this one. The first was pretty uninspiring as far as adaptations go (I haven’t read the books though). Something about the acting, the casting, the settings and just the look of the film in general didn’t really feel top-notch.

    • I guess this is one of those weird ones for me then because I still love and watch this movie to this day and I’m not ashamed to admit it lol. My wife and I both are actually looking forward to this movie.

      I dunno. Maybe we had great sex the night we saw it we’re unknowingly attributing the fond memories to the movie? Ha.

      • +1

        I’m in the same boat. Both the wife and I enjoyed it. I enjoyed it more than Harry Potter. It’s a guilty pleasure. Plus its one of those movies that you shouldn’t read the books before watching the movie.

    • shut up

  4. They just made the first film so bad. When you cant even make fans of the books happy who do you have left to watch this movie.

    • ie: Jurassic Park

  5. I think I’m the only person excited for this. I enjoyed the first movie and then proceeded to read the books which I also thought were great. It’s good for what it’s supposed to be, summer popcorn flick.

    ….haters. lol

    • Nope. Not the only one. LOVED the first one and looking forward to this one as well. My wife and I both.

    • Same here. Any person that reads a book then goes to see the movie will USUALLY gripe, complain, nitpick, and dissect every bit of detail that isn’t the same as the book. If the director wanted to make the same story, he wouldn’t have directed it. The author would have.

      • I haven’t read the books though, and I still really didn’t like the movie. Not that it isn’t entertaining, it is, to an extent. But somehow it just seemed a bit… weak to me. When they did Harry Potter, regardless of what you think they did to the story, the visuals and look and casting were all great and looked authentic – like hey, there’s a real wizarding world out there. With Percy Jackson, it just felt like hey, let’s take a bunch of teenagers and stuff them into old Greek-like armour, with everything else also sort of themed the same way. It felt like looking at a weird summer camp with costumes.

        But, no offence meant to people who enjoyed the movie… I was just expecting a little better, that’s all.

      • No… What you don’t understand is this is not a “they left some out so us book fans are upset!” This is… THEY COMPLETELY CHANGED THE MAIN PLOT AND RUINED IT! upset… Seriously… first one was sooooo screwy I couldn’t… They better have this one back on track. SPOILER! Hades is not a villain… EVER! They changed the villain into Hades, the first book was not a quest for those stupid pearls like in the movie… ugh good lord. The only worse adaption I can think of is The Last Airbender, which… haha don’t even get me started on TLA…

  6. Can they not use a different format? Apple sucks.

    • +1

      • Yes, stupid Apple with their virus free computers, iPods and iPhones and iTunes store. What a bunch of idiots.
        On another note, my wife, daughter and I also liked the first movie. We had zero introduction from the books, just the movie. It was fun and we have watched at least once more. We were all happy to hear of a sequel.

        • iTunes sucks, because just like their computers, its a one time thing…you can never reformat the movies or songs back to windows to play them on anything other than itunes. Quick time crashes 40% of the time, and asks you to install Safari as well as upgrade Quicktime every day, even if there are no updates and you already have safari. No thanks. I’ll stick with Microsoft.

          • That’s just sour grapes.
            I’ve never had a problem reformating back and forth on anything downloaded from itunes. You just need the right program. And I primarily use a PC, I just prefer Apples. Also you can choose to limit the frequency of those updates. The same thing happens with many of the programs associated with Microsoft and PC clones.
            I’ve used both computers and their programs for many different things. It’s all in the preference.
            I do somewhat prefer an Android over the iPhone, but I would not choose any tablet over the iPad.

  7. This First One Sucked…the trailer looks better….But we are Tired of Remakes and Ripoffs…This is a HUGE Harry Potter ripoff

  8. I was disappointed by the first movie, too. However I had an interesting experience.

    I saw movie “The Lightning Thief” before I read the book. I admit I enjoyed the movie and it was fun, but it wasn’t a spectacular movie, just average movie.

    then, I read the book. After that I really want to throw a shoe to Chris Columbus. He DESTROYED everything that make Percy Jackson serial is one of the best. He made Percy Jackson movie look like a Harry Potter movie when actually they are quite different.

    This trailer show that “Sea of Monster” formula will be more CGI and effect. I think I will enjoy it, but it will never be a ‘perfect’ Percy story for me. However, I realized that part when Chiron said something about the Great Prophecy and Chronos’ coffin. Are they serious? Putting those aspects in this movie is just like signing a contract for next movies for the fans. Uh, I guess we will see.

    I REALLY hope that Percy Jackson will not turn into a disaster like Eragon.

  9. This took ages, but it looks good.

  10. Looks much better then the first, the first was okay, not as good as the book, from what I’ve rear the new director is trying to follow the books but thanks to chris they have to change quite abit e.g introduce clarisse, mr. D.

    Would’ve preferred them just to redo the lighting thief and follow the book and continue from there.