Must Watch: Impressive New Trailer for Fox's Percy Jackson
by Alex Billington
November 18, 2009
Fox has quietly debuted yet another new trailer for Percy Jackson & the Olympians, making this the third trailer we've seen for this movie so far. Up until this point, we haven't really known what this would be like, what would happen in it and what the story would be. But this trailer finally gives us a glimpse of all that and I've got to say I'm a little more than curious now. In fact, I'm actually very impressed, this looks great, I'm totally in. The effects look good, even though they're probably far from being done, and the story looks pretty entertaining. My only complaint is that this means we'll see two different Medusa's next year!
Watch the international trailer for Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief:
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is directed by Chris Columbus, of everything from Adventures in Babysitting to Home Alone to Mrs. Doubtfire to Bicentennial Man to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets to the Rent remake to I Love You Beth Cooper from this year. The screenplay was written by Craig Titley of Scooby-Doo and the Cheaper by the Dozen movies previously. This is based on Rick Riordan's series of children's books. 20th Century Fox is bringing Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief to theaters everywhere on February 12th, 2010 next year. Better?
Reader Feedback - 65 Comments
looks pretty cool...
Nick on Nov 18, 2009
Looks like a nice average family movie.
N on Nov 18, 2009
Really Alex? Impressive? Your lack of judgment toward something that doesn't look impressive IS impressive.
Almartva on Nov 18, 2009
Oooooo! Lightning Saber at 01:30 🙂
David Banner on Nov 18, 2009
Almartva, your judgment of someone's opinion toward something that doesn't look impressive as impressive is impressive. go change your tampon.
lego on Nov 18, 2009
this actually looks better than before. unfortunately, I think they'll focus way too much on Zeus' kid, when Poseidon's kid is going to be so much cooler. Alex, I agree. based on the previous trailers, this trailer makes me want to see this for fun at some point. maybe with my little bro. 🙂
dave13 on Nov 18, 2009
Uma Thurman as Medusa gets outsmarted by the iPhone....now that's technology! However that model is no longer available. Only black or white is sold. You have to download the mirror application separately.
birddog on Nov 18, 2009
WTB #6 a beer and a prostitute. Thank you for being above the retardation of the flame war.
Hedgehog on Nov 18, 2009
That looks like a fun winter movie. Good Iphone ad too, always handy when fighting Medusa.
Crapola on Nov 18, 2009
okay, Thurman as medusa I guess.
xerxex on Nov 18, 2009
I don't think its too bad. Better than other trailers I seen. I might give it a watch.
Frankie on Nov 18, 2009
I think this looks pretty good and as far as seeing 2 Medusa's, we will get a nice family version and hopefully a full on evil version, I am pretty excited about that. She has always been one of my favorite mythological creatures.
Breebaby on Nov 18, 2009
I just watched The Prestige again (great movie btw) and can't help but notice that Pierce Brosnan and David Bowie have the exact same speaking voice.
Shane on Nov 18, 2009
Jessica on Nov 18, 2009
This looks pretty good.
Crazysteve on Nov 18, 2009
From what I can tell, it looks as though our little mighty max here has the powers of at least two of the three gods that were touched on in the trailer. Hm. Anyway, as far as entertainment goes, this looks pretty neat. But, Alex, with all of these celebrities in the film and all the semi heroic 'violence', do you think that this film might turn out to be turned just to the kiddies or to everyone? I hope everyone. I am just afraid that this will be like a live action Disney movie, that's all.
Angry Chief on Nov 18, 2009
not too shabby
mrmr on Nov 18, 2009
Meh, looks like a good kids film but nothing more. Not IMPRESSIVE by any means. You can't dub a trailer impressive based on whether previous trailers were good or not. Either a trailer looks good or it doesn't. This one looks like standard kid fare. And Uma as Medusa? haha. Can't take that as a good casting choice at all.
Marty Martin on Nov 18, 2009
....its a February movie. Enough said.
Tybalt on Nov 18, 2009
That blatant apple product placement at the end kind of pissed me off. I can't stand obvious product placement. Also, was that not Hogwarts at 1:19? Overall with this movie, I've just got to say I'm pretty fed up with the story line of an ordinary kid who finds out he's special and then gets into crazy action. Lets name them off, shall we? Harry Potter, Eragon, Spy Kids (kinda), Cirque Du Freak,........ Okay I know there are a ton more but that's all I can think up right now. I think for kids, this movie may be decent. The commonality between movies with this cliche story line is that they're all made for kids. I don't think too many people above the age of 12 should care about this one.
FancyMonocle on Nov 18, 2009
Another movie where a magical white kid saves the world!?!? ... no thanks.
sean on Nov 18, 2009
Nothing new here.
chiptune on Nov 18, 2009
I wouldn't mind seeing this. People say it's nothing new, but a lot of the basic story concepts have been done before over and over again. 😛 Stop trying to pick apart every single movie you see. Movies are there to entertain, and this looks like it might just do that.
Sabes on Nov 18, 2009
Chris Columbus is to directing what text to speech software is to reading.
Mark on Nov 18, 2009
One Word: Ultraviolet
Michael N. on Nov 18, 2009
LOL, I've got that exact same iPod. Wanna kill Medusa? There's an app for that 😉
Brad on Nov 18, 2009
budbud on Nov 18, 2009
I'm excited! I'm a big fan of mythology 😀 I think it looks impresive...
giraffic on Nov 18, 2009
this look pretty good now im curious
re on Nov 18, 2009
up until uma appeared,i was wholly convinced this movie's mostly reserved for the 12-16 year old demographic.so many superfluous "OMG" moments,this crap will make the kids happy.
twispious on Nov 18, 2009
As a reader of the books series I have to say He is kinda old but hey looks greattt
Nerdherdfan999 on Nov 18, 2009
good to see Thurman back in something watchable even if it is a kiddies film.
Stefarooh on Nov 18, 2009
I for one am very impressed by this trailer. When I saw the first one I just cringed, it looked like another book horribly ruined by a movie version, but this trailer gave me some more faith in the movie. I make a point of reading all the books my kids do, and children's novel wise, The Lightning Thief series holds it's own. It's a really good book, and done right, this could be an amazing movie. I'm looking forwards to it.
Lizzie on Nov 18, 2009
looks like a movie for teens...........it looks ok, but at this point i'm not going to see it in theatres or add it to my netflix queue. i'm not a fan of the "harry potter" series and i doubt i'll be able to get into this either.
beavis on Nov 19, 2009
More brat fiction, and I thought Medusa was meant to be so ugly she could turn people to stone.
moif on Nov 19, 2009
Uma Therman looks good as Madusa, VFX don't look all that bad. you would have thought that Fox would have made more of this picture probley Release in it just after christmas instead of Febuary 12. PS can anyone out there tell me witch programe you use to Add Smilieys to the comment's on this website. Most Greatful.
Cineprog on Nov 19, 2009
Bring on Clash Of The Titans!!!
esophus on Nov 19, 2009
Meh, its looks so cheap and badly stylised. It's maaybe gonna spawn a sequel, but just maybe. I have to say that Harry Potter is just so much more well made.
Martin on Nov 19, 2009
I'm with #3 this looks really cheesy. "Impressive".....meh
awful on Nov 19, 2009
Robbie on Nov 19, 2009
uma thurman as medusa fucking cool.
tobi,leader of the akatsuki on Nov 19, 2009
Looks like a blast~ I really like the premise
Antioch on Nov 19, 2009
Yay for product placing
Neal on Nov 19, 2009
This looks completely WHACK!
ryan on Nov 19, 2009
who makes this bull shit seriously looks like a rip off from hellboy/clash of the titans
Madnezz344 on Nov 19, 2009
The last two trailers put me to sleep this one got me vaguely interested. Much better. I'll probably go see it now.
risk on Nov 19, 2009
Read the books. They are wonderful. Im looking foward to this.
????? on Nov 19, 2009
Opinions aside, facts on the table. Every trailer that has Apple products in it indicates a movie that is *at least* impressive. Therefore -- and because of the impressive trailer itself -- it is absolutely correct to call this trailer impressive. Next.
Felix on Nov 19, 2009
that guy is like 17 there is going to be four more movies and in the fifth book he just turned sixteen. the prophecy of him turning sixteen in the last one is the whole plot. thi messes up everything!!!!!!
marcus on Nov 19, 2009
@51 Ehm -- that would actually not be the first, let's say, 30 year old person to go as a 16 year old. High school movies is the keyword. On the other hand, that would also be a *very* lame excuse, so I guess you're right. But hey, let's enjoy this one and worry about the other ones after, well, after we get the box office counts.
Felix on Nov 19, 2009
DUDEEEE THIS MOVIES GONNA ROCK!!!!!!! LOVE IT ALREADY!!!! I WILL B FIRST IN LINE :DDDDD however i'm kinda disappointed that percy has an ipod touch---in the books he can't have a cell phone or any electronic like things because then the monsters can track him so what's up w/ that??? but either way I LOVE IT!!!! nothing can be better than the books but this is gonna come pretty darn close!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!! CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!
PERCY JACKSON LOVER on Nov 20, 2009
for a kids film it doesnt look that bad but its way better then harry potter
charlie on Nov 20, 2009
I have a son who has read all the books and is a big fan. He didn't like the 1st trailer, like the 2nd trailer a bit better, and loves the 3rd one. Alex may be a fan of the books but it looks o.k. to me. If you are a tween and love the books then this is right up your alley. 🙂
dee on Nov 20, 2009
Looks pretty decent and I do agree that the effects look pretty good. My only problem is the lead actor, he has this same dumbfounded look on his face throughout the entire trailer.
SkaOreo on Nov 21, 2009
Hey, who's the male leading kid? *slurp* he looks kinda hot, potential to be next zach efron! haha
mon on Nov 22, 2009
Didn't that old guy look like Dennis Quaid?
Daniel on Nov 22, 2009
looks like a lot of fun...
Lando on Nov 23, 2009
i've read the books, and the preview seems awesome but it pisses me off that the girls hair is the wrong color, i mean seriously, how hard is it to find a BLONDE!!!!
Carrie on Nov 23, 2009
another US domestic trailer was launched which was 2 and a half minutes long...cool too..
matt on Nov 24, 2009
I like crap like this for some reason. I've read Rick Riordans books though not these and he's a really good author. Hopefully they gave him a little creative license to be involved in the movie so it's done well.
arjones on Nov 24, 2009
Looks a lot better than it should. The kid playing Percy Jackson is actually an awesome actor.
Fuelbot on Nov 27, 2009
not impressed, looks like the run of the mill kids film
tom on Nov 28, 2009
i cant wait for it to come out. it looks amazing! A bit like clash of the titans 2 in modern settings. i think im gonna pee. lol
michael w on Dec 3, 2009
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