Though 'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief' did not reach the lofty heights of the 'Harry Potter' series in terms of box office or cultural impact (which it surely strived for), it still made a decent $220 million worldwide, with another $37 million in DVD/Blu-ray sales. Hence, it's sequel time, and the first look at the film 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' has come in the form of five new photos.
I've discovered this: as one gets older, no matter how contenting daily life may be, the desire to return to one's youth grows so great that even full knowledge of just how miserable the experience was has little extinguishing power. 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower,' a '90s period piece and the latest in a "warts-and-all" look at adolescence knows this, embraces it and even celebrates the horrifying moments of growing up as the ones most worthy of celebration.
'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' has to be many things to many people. For fans of the acclaimed novel, it has to live up to the images they cooked up in their head. For Summit, it has to prove that they can deliver films that don't have 'Twilight' in the title. For Emma Watson, it has to give her career life beyond the 'Harry Potter' franchise. For Ezra Miller, it has to prove to audiences that he can play roles beyond bow wielding psychopaths named Kevin. The film isn't out until September, but we can start here with a new poster and clip.