― John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
I just visited the IMDB page for Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Sea of Monsters, and to be honest I am not that excited about it.
I don’t understand why they can’t make a film adaptation as grand and identical to the best selling novel as Harry Potter? Hollywood filmmakers love creating a movie out of a very popular book and they would always fall short in terms of the screenplay. Like what they did with Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. Percy Jackson and the Olympians was no different. Both films were rushed that the major characters seem shallow and some stuff that made alot of sense in the book was made pointless and confusing in the movie. In the case of Percy Jackson, the story was changed big time, it was almost a crime, like what they did in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. With the exception of Twilight and possibly soon, Fifty Shades of Grey. Twilight is such a crappy book, it was not beautifully written, and I personally think Stephanie Meyer should just stop writing because she lacks imagination and the skills, so making a shitty movie out it is fine with me. But The Hunger Games and Percy Jackson could’ve been better, if only they didn’t change and omitted a whole lot, to the point that it would make you walk out of the movie house halfway through like what my friend did when she saw Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter recently.
Now they suddenly thought of filming the second book of the great Riordan series ever, and make it somewhat more closely to the book. It is very odd and laughable. I wonder how it will turn out without Chris Columbus directing, and how will the story look like when they have a lot of explaining to do since they omitted Kronos, Clarisse, Dionysus, changed the actual look of the Camp and lots more. From Annabeth’s hair color to omitting the importance of the other Gods in the story up to Luke’s motivation on stealing the lightning bolt from Zeus.
I really don’t mind the age difference, though. An older Percy Jackson is fine, but do I hope they had kept Percy’s humble and kind personality (which is incomparable to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter) and his Cyclops of a half brother, Tyson.
I can only imagine how confusing and messed up the screenplay’s going to be. Still, I plan on watching it when it comes out for the curiosity and fun of it.
Seth Grahame-Smith, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Henry: Abraham..do not give in to despair. Remember your mother-remember what she whispered with her dying breath…
Abraham: Do not try to manipulate me, Henry! And do not pretend to care that I suffer! You care only for your own gains! For your war! You know nothing of loss!
Henry: (rose to his feet) I have spent these three hundred years mourning a wife and child, Abraham! Mourning the life that was stolen from me; a thousand loves lost to time! You know nothing of the lengths I have gone to protect you! Nothing of that which I have suff—
Henry: (composed himself) ..No…it mustn’t be this way. We have come too far for this.
(No, Henry didn’t kiss Abe. (*__*) Damn shippers. LOL)