After taking some time to cool down after seeing Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, the hosts are able to see the merits of the new installment in the series, despite their original outrage at its variances from the novel. Listen as they discuss their favorite parts (and actors) and how the film will lead into the next one.
Don’t forget to check out our episode on the novel by Rick Riordan!
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For more adaptation chat, check out our episodes on City of Bones, Star Trek, The Hobbit, and The Hunger Games!
Music: Hermes by Andrew Lockington from the Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters score
-Release: Aug 16 (US), No UK date
-Based on the novel by Joseph Finder
-Starring: Amber Heard, Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Sea of Monsters (2013)
-Screenwriter: Marc Guggenheim
-Director: Thor Freudenthal
-Cast: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Nathan Fillion, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Head, and Leven Rambin
-Based on the second novel in the series by Rick Riordan, covered on episode #51
-felt like it was made for a younger audience
-comparisons: Tantalus, Circe’s island/amusement park, Tyson, cast changes, Grover in the wedding dress
-things left out of first one: prophecy, Talia, Kronos