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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief new trailer online

LightningThief.jpgThere are four things that strike me about the new trailer for Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and here they are – more action, product placement, and two gorgeous women, one a goodie and one a baddie.

The new trailer for the film looks pretty spectacular, and there's a little bit of darkness in there too, and with the strong cast behind it I wonder if this is the new franchise to rival the rest?

The story of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief sees a young man discovering that he's actually a descendant of the Greek gods, half human and half god, so that means he also has some of the powers of the gods. However he doesn't know that yet, and he's more or less a loser at school, about to drop out and see his life start to pass him by.

However something rather nasty has found out who he is, and this means that his secret is out. He's taken to the gods and finds out that he's at the centre of a rather big battle. Someone has stolen Zeus' lightning bolt and Percy is blamed, so he and his friends head out to find who has it, battling the bad guys of Greek mythology at the same time.

From Rick Riordan's novel comes Craig Titley's script and then Chris Columbus' film, a film that stars Logan Lerman as the Percy himself, Kevin McKidd, Uma Thurman, Rosario Dawson, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean as Zeus, Catherine Keener, Steve Coogan as Hades, Joe Pantoliano, Melina Kanakaredes, Ray Winstone and a list of other actors. It's a good cast, and a strong director behind it. Surely it has a huge chance of becoming the next big franchise?

Well here's the new trailer to back that up.

Oh those four things. Well there certainly is more action, of that there's no denying. There's Rosario Dawson as the good beautiful goddess to meet Percy off the lift – I'd be signing up right there and then – and Uma Thurman as the classic Medusa – I'd be sneaking a peak regardless.

However check that product placement where he uses the shiny iPod to look at Medusa, but hey, it's modernised isn't it?



I'm not sure about this and haven't been since the first teaser trailer. It might have something to do with the story, but hey - it's good to see ol' on the screen (even if he is confined to a wheel chair).

*ol' Pierce

Well if I believe he's not always confined to the wheelchair.

I've read Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. It's a good book and I can't wait to see the movie

Does the trailer look good to you, as someone who has read and loved the book?


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