Unexpectedly Stylish New 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' Poster

June 10, 2013
Source: MTV

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

We're not sure what to expect from the fantasy sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, mostly because it looks pretty generic, even if Nathan Fillion does help sweeten the deal. However, we weren't expecting the marketing to take this stylish turn with a new character poster featuring Logan Lerman as the titular hero. Forgoing the usual Photoshop chaos, lacking any debris and flaming embers, and barely using any color, we're actually pretty pleased with this piece of work. There might be more posters on the way with the other characters, but for now, this one is a solid direction for a film clearly geared towards a younger audience.

Here's the new character poster for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters from MTV:

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is directed by Thor Freudenthal with a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The sequel finds Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, continuing his epic journey to fulfill his destiny, as he teams with his demigod friends to retrieve the Golden Fleece, which has the power to save their home and training ground, Camp Half-Blood. Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson reprise their roles from the first film and are joined by the likes of Nathan Fillion, Douglas Smith, Leven Rambin, Stanley Tucci and more. The film hits theaters on August 16th late this summer. Cool?

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  • daferbo
    Looks like a Criterion cover. Coolio.
  • Nielsen700
  • Ron
    Wait...what cologne is he selling again??!
  • none of yo damn business
    dhfjjksdgfksdjfksdjf THIS IS AMAZING!
  • markGG
    looks like book cover
  • GuyLP
    Reminds of Hunger Games but black and white. Not originality.
  • si1ver
    The photoshop was so horrible they had to go with this minimalist poster.
  • TK
    I agree with you Ethan. This poster is awesome. Really well done. The flow of it and the subtle color is just awesome. Whoever did this has done an amazing job. Some posters these days go way over the top. It's like they are trying to fit the entire movie plot into a poster. Sometimes just highlighting certain aspects about a movie works really well.
    • genesm
      While I agree with your point about minimalist posters being more intriguing, I don't agree that the flow is awesome. This one is a miss because the overall design and layout is erratic. All the good components are present here but the assembly is unpolished.
  • Mufasa
    It looks like someone from Tumblr made it.
  • kodekn
    It looks a bit like a mess. There's really nothing that says 'movie' in this poster. Sure it's always good to shake things up a bit, but this doesn't really bring anything new to the movie poster world. The character photograph of Logan Lerman looks like it's from an article from some photo-heavy magazine (e.g. Interview), or possibly a cover of a biography. The typography seems to be the main focus of the designer here, and it does make the poster look a lot like a book cover, or an article spread. Then again the more you look at it the more you get used to it, and it ends up being okay. Largely because the photo of Lerman is quality work. This is of course not a final or real movie poster, but if that one ends up being like this then I'm a bit upset that they didn't even try.
    • genesm
      I agree about the decent photo quality as a redeeming point. Overall, it looks like the work of a retoucher/photoshop artist trying to be a graphic designer.




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