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Percy Jackson

Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by rayne, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. rayne

    rayne Dreamer

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    Rick Riordian's "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" has captured the attention of many fantasy lovers.
    The Son of Neptune, his latest in this series just came out this week. I really feel like these books could be made into a TV series and be successful. What do you think?
     
  2. Well, the first book was made into a movie, and it didn't do fantastic. :)
     
  3. rayne

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    Like Eragon (Corn). It could have been so much more. I sometimes wonder what these producers are thinking. However, the scenery in Eragon is fantastic. I would love to see that part of Romania one day.
     
  4. Gryffin

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    I heard of the Percy Jackson books and the movie that just came out. I didn't think the movie looked all that fantastic but I think anything that gets kids to read is great. What age group are the books best for?
     
  5. The movie version was a piss-poor adaptation of the novel. Riordan jumped the gun in selling his movie rights before growing in popularity - this would have led to more film/screenplay control on his part if he had waited. BUT, when the money is right the money is right.

    The film is god-awful in terms of translating the tale. The kids are too old to have started the series and thus too old to continue the films. Although the books were a little bit too YA for my tastes, I still enjoyed them all and will read any more he develops.
     
  6. I think Rayne did touch on one good point... The series might have made a better TV series than move, but that did not happen so we are stuck with (as Map said) "piss-poor adaptation of the novel"
     
  7. myrddin173

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    It has been announced that the sequel is due out in March 2013.
     
  8. ScipioSmith

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    Really? As someone who actually liked the movie I'm actually quite excited for that, but I didn't think it was going to happen.

    As I said, I quite liked the movie; possibly because I hadn't read the books and so was able to enjoy the hammy performances from Uma Thurman and Steve Coogan without making comparisons.

    Sequel needs more Sean Bean.
     
  9. Dragonie

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    I enjoyed the movie but I was disappointed with some of the changes from the book. I think the book was much more emotionally fulfilling, especially with regards to the friendships/pseudo-romances/etc. between the main characters. The reveal of the baddie, for instance, was much more...traumatic? in the book than in the movie.
     

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