Friday, April 12, 2013

Random Ramble: Sea of Monsters Trailer

If you're a Percy Jackson fan, I'm sure you're well-aware that the trailer for Sea of Monsters was recently released. I'm sort of a Percy-Jackson-fan-in-training, since I've only read the first three books so far, but I was still really excited to see this trailer.

After seeing the first movie, I was totally convinced that the movie people were just going to give up and not make any of the rest of the books into movies. So I was quite surprised when I first heard about Sea of Monsters being made into a movie. I didn't truly believe it, but once the trailer was released, there was no denying it.

What surprised me most about the trailer was that, in comparison to The Lightning Thief movie, Sea of Monsters seems to be about a thousand times more accurate to the book. Although, let's be honest, the first movie set the bar pretty low.

The problem with the continuation of the Percy Jackson movies is that the characters are still not children. By making Percy and Annabeth and Grover teenagers, the entire story changes immensely. 
But whatever. I mean, I personally think the movies should be remade with actual children, but I'll take what I can get. And, okay, it's not like looking at Logan Lerman's face for two hours is a bad thing. :D

I have a lot of opinions about the trailer, so here are just a few of my thoughts:

THE ORACLE IS SO FREAKING COOL. And the scene looks almost exactly like how I pictured it in the book! YES!

Annabeth is blonde now! Kind of? To me it looks like she is still brunette with a bunch of blonde highlights that look pretty fake. It doesn't look very natural to me, and I think I might have preferred that they just stick to the brown hair.

I don't know. I mean, it's not a huge deal to me what color her hair is. I just want Annabeth's personality to be right, and in the The Lightning Thief, Movie Annabeth was absolutely nothing like Book Annabeth. I don't care if her hair is purple. I just want Annabeth to act like Annabeth.

I'm not sure how I feel about Tyson yet. I guess I'll have to see the full movie to form an opinion of him. But I'm wondering what the heck is going on with this eye(s)?! 

Here he has one eye:

But he definitely has two eyes here:

So I'm really confused about that.

The cab looks really cool:

But this little tidbit just seems absolutely ridiculous to me. It looks cool, but it feels so unnecessary and unrealistic.

Also, is anyone else getting some Knight Bus vibes here? The first thing I thought when I saw this part of the trailer was OMG PRISONER OF AZKABAN!

A WILD STANLEY TUCCI APPEARS, making the trailer about a billion times better.

I didn't even know he was going to be in the movie! But he's apparently playing Dionysus, aka The Grapes Dude! PERFECT CASTING CHOICE IS PERFECT. I think Stanley Tucci is brilliant and he makes any movie he's in approximately eight thousand times better, so I was super excited to see him.

LOOK AT THE PRETTY HIPPOklshiowoichoewwiwioconowTHINGIE!!!!! IT'S SO PRETTY! It's a lot bigger than I thought it would be, BUT WHO CARES? IT'S SO PRETTY!

And the golden fleece! The golden fleece is pretty too. :D

I'm not exactly sure what to expect when I see this movie. I'll probably see it in the theater on opening night, but I'm not dying in anticipation or anything. It already appears to be a gigantic step up from the first movie, but then again, pretty much anything would be a step up. So that isn't exactly saying much. :P

Fellow Percy Jackson fans, what are your thoughts on the trailer? Let me know down in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. I did a little dance in my seat when I saw the trailer for the first time in the theater. I don't care if they're the worst movies ever, I will continue watching them because 1) Percy Jackson and 2) Logan Lerman is purdy. But yeah, the first one really sucked.