April 3rd, 2013
After facing his personal demons as Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower last year, Logan Lerman is back as the son of Poseidon in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, based on the book series by Rick Riordan.
The first trailer for this sequel to the 2010 film finds Percy in another crazy adventure. The borders of Half Blood Hill are faltering, so Percy and his friends must find the mythical Golden Fleece in order to keep it safe from the dangers that threaten it.
It may just be the NYC taxi splitting scene, but the trailer kinda reminds me of the second and third Harry Potter films. If you’ve seen those, then you know why I’m comparing it. Or maybe I’m just being nostalgic and looking for another fantasy-adventure film to fill the void.
Nevertheless, the film’s trailer teases with plenty of action, adventure, humour and mythological creatures to intrigue viewers. With the handsome and talented Lerman fresh off his success with Perks, it’s guaranteed to at least draw a bigger audience than the first film.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is directed by Thor Freudenthal and arrives in theaters on August 16.Tweet