With 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' only a few months away, it's time that we got down to brass tacks and started asking the important questions. Questions like "Was anyone, anywhere, actually looking forward to another 'Percy Jackson' movie?" Snark aside, the new 'Sea of Monsters' trailer goes a long way to justifying its existence by showing off lots of monsters. Lots and lots of monsters.
This is the kind of trailer that opens with Anthony Stewart Head as a centaur and concludes with some kind of massive devil-monster wreaking havoc in what appears to be an amusement park. The 'Percy Jackson' series may not be particularly hip and Logan Lerman is a shrug-worthy leading man at best, but any movie that appears to feature as many crazy monsters and mythical beasts as this one does deserves at least a little attention.
It'll be interesting to see how this one performs, especially since the first (and far more expensive) film failed to ignite in any way. Now that the Harry Potter franchise is no more, there's an audience desperately searching for their next big genre movie fix. Could this be the movie that fills that gap? Or has 'The Hunger Games' already done that job?
'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' arrives in theaters on August 7.