New ‘Percy Jackson’ TV Trailer

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A new 60-second TV trailer has made its way online for the upcoming fantasy-action/adventure film, Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief. The film tells the tale of a teenage boy named Percy Jackson (being played by Logan Lerman) who one day finds out he’s actually the son of the legendary god Poseidon. Percy then sets out to stop a war that will erupt if the god Zeus’ stolen thunderbolt isn’t found.

Among the vast and impressive cast are Pierce Brosnan, Uma Thurman, Sean Bean, Kevin McKidd and Rosario Dawson, playing famous Olympians ranging from Zeus to Medusa. The last international trailer for Percy Jackson made me look forward to it, simply because it showed us more of the cast and the special effects. The latest trailer is similar to what we’ve seen before, but if you look close there’s some new footage in there.

Check out the new 60-second TV trailer below, thanks to Collider:

It still reminds me of Harry Potter, but looks like a fun film that will appeal to kids as well as those who just love a bit of special effects-laden magic action. I’m not marking my calendar in anticipation but I’ll certainly see it, nonetheless.

Thoughts on the latest Percy Jackson trailer?

Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief hits theaters on February 12th, 2010.

Source: Collider

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  1. This looks so incredibly stupid to me. It’s like a Harry Potter knock-off but made really stupid.

  2. I find it interesting and I want to learn more about the series.

  3. Why can’t Hollywood be more ethnically diverse with it’s kid lead heroes? And why is the black kid cripple? More Racist BullSH&^T!!! I’m not racist but comon man, can’t they look for some different type of talent sometimes. Like maybe a Meditereanean actor or Native Australian Aborginal actor or something.

  4. The black kid isn’t a cripple. He is a satyr. It’s based on a series of books by Rick Riordan.

    And am I the only person who is a little confused as to why they chose a brunette actress to portray Annabeth when such emphasis is placed on her blonde hair in the books, being a daughter of Athena?

    But I’m just nit-picking. :)

  5. Ok he’s a satyr with crutches which is very satirical. HAHA! No I don’t mean to sound like a bigot but I really don’t think that it’s funny that Hollywood doesn’t have enough positive characters who happen to be a persons of color. We could go on all day on how many white character heroes there are which there isn’t anything wrong with that. It’s just that it was refreshing to see some Native Americans in Twilight. But everytime some new hero comes out especiallly if its a kid, hes white. Why do you think we have the Michael Jackson’s and the Sammy Sosa’s of the world. I don’t think it’s morally healthy for kids to not have positive images of characters that look like themselves. Usually if there are,they’re always put as side characters, side kicks or in the background. Don’t get me wrong I like Harry Potter and Narnia and so on but there are many folkloric and epic adventure stories amongst ethnic people too.

  6. neontiger21 – you’re a moron; read the book.
    ulik – pull your head out of your a$$.
    lastdrag0n89 – it’s a good series, you should check it out.
    Maddy – I agree, she’s supposed to be blond. Go figure.

  7. @type 993, Your a moron with his head and probably somebody else’s in your ass. If you don’t like my opinion, that’s cool but you just played yourself by calling people names. Although the series may be great, your just mad at me for speaking the truth dude. Can you speak intelligently without trying to insult someone expressing your own opinion? I doubt it. Or are you just too stupid to be able to do that so you have to resound to name calling and insults. You sound like a barbaric neanderthal.

  8. The kid is not a cripple, read the BOOK! The black kid is a Satyr but has to hide it from humans by posing as a cripple

  9. Have you read the books? They are short but incred. good! I think it out does HP..

  10. ulik, what on earth are you on about? o.o

    This has nothing to do with rascism or HW's need to whitewash heroes. This is based off of a children's book series about Greek gods. The children of the Gods all look like their respective parent (some kind of dominant gene I guess) so why WOULD they be of all these different nationalities? I'm all up for diversity in filmmaking but as a writer and an artist, I'm very adamant about proper representation of characters and author's intent. I really hate it when someone tells me how my world and my characters should be like and what they should be doing, and you'd probably feel the same way. If the author or creator intended it to be so then let it be. Which is why I'm a little baffled at the fact that the brunette and the “black kid” were even cast. Wasn't the satyr (his name escapes me for some reason) a pasty, freckled kid with curly brown hair? And I was so looking forward to seeing Annabeth in all her platinum blonde buttkicking glory. She sounded like such a babe and the girl in the trailor is just meh.

    But bottomline ulik, if you feel there should be more movies out there featuring ethnic characters in positive roles (and by the way, the satyr in this movie is a hero, if you read the books or googled it instead of flying off the handle at the sight of the wheelchair, you'd know that. And what's wrong with a boy being in a wheelchair anyway? A crippled person can't be a role model or hero?) then do something about it and stop expecting other people to bend. As much as I hate HW whitewashes, I hate it almost as much when people get so overly sensitive about race to the point where they're telling the artist/author/writer how to envision their characters.

    BoT, this movie looks solid (despite the visible casting flaws, but hey, it's HW). It's definitely high on my must-see list this year. It definitely won't be near as good as the book but it should still be entertaining, anything with Uma Thurman usually is.

  11. This is going to flop

  12. It looks awesome!!! Never read the books but it looks cool. I dont think its gonna top of Harry Potter. But it has a chance of getting a lot of people in theaters. That guy who plays percy is really cool looking. I think I will see the movie

  13. You know what? You're right. There are too many “heroes” in movies today that are white, and Hollywood needs to become a little more ethnically diverse.

    But you have to remember, this movie was based on a BOOK. And Percy, the lead character, was white. Why change that?? And don't call me racist, because it would be the same if he were black.
    When people like you make comments like this, it frustrates me to no end. Yes, it is good to keep an open mind when viewing the media, but to actually TRY and find racism in it – especially a children's movie – is just over the top. If you were so pure of heart, then it wouldn't matter to you whether a black or white person was “crippled.” (And by the way, Grover is NOT “crippled.” He has freakin' HOOVES. Anyone with goat legs would walk differently)

    And you know what's even more ridiculous about your agrument? This: “there are many folkloric and epic adventure stories amongst ethnic people too”
    What's THAT supposed to mean? “Ethnic people.” Ha. By saying that you just blend in with all the other ethnically unsensitive whites who think they have the majority in this world.

    Thanks for making such a big deal of out a movie adaptation of a children's book….note the sarcasm.

  14. You know what? You're right. There are too many “heroes” in movies today that are white, and Hollywood needs to become a little more ethnically diverse.

    But you have to remember, this movie was based on a BOOK. And Percy, the lead character, was white. Why change that?? And don't call me racist, because it would be the same if he were black.
    When people like you make comments like this, it frustrates me to no end. Yes, it is good to keep an open mind when viewing the media, but to actually TRY and find racism in it – especially a children's movie – is just over the top. If you were so pure of heart, then it wouldn't matter to you whether a black or white person was “crippled.” (And by the way, Grover is NOT “crippled.” He has freakin' HOOVES. Anyone with goat legs would walk differently)

    And you know what's even more ridiculous about your agrument? This: “there are many folkloric and epic adventure stories amongst ethnic people too”
    What's THAT supposed to mean? “Ethnic people.” Ha. By saying that you just blend in with all the other ethnically unsensitive whites who think they have the majority in this world.

    Thanks for making such a big deal of out a movie adaptation of a children's book….note the sarcasm.

  15. i already read the 1st up to 4th books of Percy Jackson series! i like it so much.. but i still have to read the 5th book.. i need to read it, it’s so much exiting.. but i don’t have yet the book 5! huhuhu..