If you haven’t seen the second Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters trailer yet, go to Youtube.com to view it or you can watch it at the bottom of this page. Here Part 1 of our group commentary of the second trailer by Kitkatgirl200, LivelySparrow97, and Rebecca King. At the end, we would love to hear your opinion. If you wanted to, you could open up a word or notepad and take notes on your thoughts as you read the commentary. The picture numbers refer to the pictures from the trailer screen capture page. Get ready to laugh, this was a lot of fun to write and we hope you enjoy it just as much as we did…
Kitkatgirl200: So this sword is glowing. What do we think of that? I’m wondering if it’s connected to what’s being said…
LivelySparrow97: It almost looks like something is breathing on it. Some kind of magical wind. Maybe not, or it could be Kronos slowing time. Gold is kind of his thing. I did notice that we never got a close look at Riptide in the first movie, so I’m pleased we are getting these nice shots.
Kitkatgirl200: Magical wind, Louis? And you’re right about Riptide, we’ve gotten to see a lot of it just from this trailer.
Rebecca King: Percy does look almost surprised to see Riptide doing that, so maybe it is Kronos or some other force controlling it.
LivelySparrow97: Surprised for sure, maybe even scared.
Kitkatgirl200: Or missing his best friend’s wedding… Sorry, inside joke. One thing I’ve noticed is that the cinematography seems better in this movie than the last.
Rebecca: In The Lightning Thief, Riptide was described as “a shimmering bronze sword with a double-edged blade, a leather-wrapped grip and a flat hilt riveted with gold studs”. I think they really captured this.
Kitkatgirl200: PRETTY FLOWERS. Ehem, sorry. This looks like a stable to me. Guys?
Rebecca: Could be… Might also be the Big House.
LivelySparrow97: I like the restyling of Camp Half-Blood, very pleasing to the eye. Thor Freudenthal has a very artistic vision of CHB, which I appreciate. And I love the fountain watering the flowers too.
Rebecca: I was at first like NO! when Pierce Brosnan didn’t want to do the second one, but when I heard Anthony Head was replacing him, I was excited. I really like him as an actor.
LivelySparrow97: Well I didn’t picture the magical barrier/border to shatter like glass, but it is a neat effect.
Kitkatgirl200: Yeah, it’s a nice way to visualize it. I was so happy when I saw the bulls, ‘cause I never had a good idea of what they looked like, then I saw them and I was like “Yes that’s what they should look like!”
Rebecca: I thought it was a pretty good idea so you can see it. Otherwise a bull just charging towards them wouldn’t add as much of a sense of danger.
LivelySparrow97: True. The explosion heightened the excitement level.
Kitkatgirl200: Are we gonna talk about the camper getting thrown into the air? That would not be a nice way to start the morning…
LivelySparrow97: Haha, let’s just hope he survived.
Rebecca: Poor guy! I hope they show how the other demigods use their skills too.
LivelySparrow97: Yeah, I hope its not just Percy fighting the bulls. I want to see Annabeth fight too.
Kitkatgirl200: Possibly our first chance to see Clarisse in action?
Rebecca: Yes, that would be very cool! Do you think this will happen before or after the tower race?
LivelySparrow97: I’m guessing before.
Kitkatgirl200: I’m voting for after.
LivelySparrow97: I’ve deduced that this happens as Clarisse places the Fleece on the tree. The magical barrier seems to jump back to life.
Kitkatgirl200: Deduce? Are you Sherlock now? And yeah, isn’t that the Fleece at the base?
Rebecca: You guys crack me up. The fleece is at the base of the tree, so yeah that would be right… Sherlock.
LivelySparrow97: Normally, I would have some witty comment to retort, but I’m not going to. Most likely because I can’t think of one.
LivelySparrow97: Annabeth’s disheveled hair and outfit suggest this is directly after the bulls have been destroyed.
Rebecca: But in the last pic with the fleece on the tree, she is wearing the same clothes. I’m assuming that is her standing by Tyson.
LivelySparrow97: She is? Then that girl seriously needs some more outfits. Because in the last trailer she is clearly wearing that outfit, jumping away from the bulls.
Kitkatgirl200: I don’t see Annabeth at all in the last picture, so I agree with Louis. Also, if this was from the ending, the dialogue wouldn’t make much sense.
Rebecca: Fine, you guys are right!
LivelySparrow97: Nice to see Luke visiting his family. Even if his intentions are murderous.
Kitkatgirl200: Something about this scene made me really happy, maybe because it reminds me of the last chapter of The Lightning Theif. Don’t know why. Is this Camp Half-Blood? I’m assuming that this is after the bullfight. It also appears to be the first time Percy has seen Luke since the Empire State building.
Rebecca: Yes, its CHB. I agree. It feels good to see it. Maybe this is when he poisons Thalia’s Tree.
Rebecca: I have so many thoughts with this. Is this a way to replace an Iris Message? Some type of teleport? Reminds me off of Doctor Who with the teleport in the last episode with Rose. Or is it just some type of new magical item? I’m so curious!
Kitkatgirl200: Ooo! Well this ruined my theory. I thought it was some sorta compass…thing that
the grey sisters had given Percy.
LivelySparrow97: I hope the Iris Message hasn’t been replaced! Whatever it is, its not canon. And Kitkat, I thought it was connected to the Grey Sisters too.
Rebecca: I thought so too. Wouldn’t have realized it was Luke’s hand.
Kitkatgirl200: Great minds think alike. Also this is really pretty CGI. I don’t remember, was the CG in the first movie any good?
Rebecca: The CG in the first movie was pretty awesome. Especially with the Hydra and the water on top of the building.
Kitkatgirl200: Oh yes I forgot about that!
LivelySparrow97: Ah, cabins! No more tents! How lovely to see picturesque (and oddly mountainous) Long Island! Though there are some changes, it seems that everything is largely the same as the book.
Rebecca: Just more proof that they actually read the book this time around!
Kitkatgirl200: PRETTY. I can’t think of anything else to say.
Rebecca: I’m assuming this is showing how Percy sees the ocean of how he can easily navigate the waters. Its cool.
Kitkatgirl200: Yeah that’s what I thought, maybe he’s seeing latitude and longitude, like on a map.
LivelySparrow97: I agree with both of you gals.
LivelySparrow97: I like the feel of this shot. The atmosphere of the old ship, the rain, the sea, the light, and the zombie all ties together nicely with the daughter of Ares. Everytime I see Leven Rambin as Clarisse, I grow more and more confident that she was the right actress choice.
kitkatgirl200: ZOMBIE. Louis I can’t follow up from that.
Rebecca: Dead sailors! The CSS Birmingham! I think I might drop dead from excitement! And how cool does Clarisse look?! Watching how Clarisse/Leven moves on the trailer in this shot, she looks ready to fight. Or at least is making a jab at Percy. I can’t wait to see her in action!
Kitkatgirl200: She always does. Wait…Are they in a cave?
Rebecca: I think they’re on a sea, in fog possibly.
Kitkatgirl200: Fog, okay. I like fog. Fog is…Cool.
Rebecca: I wonder where he is…
LivelySparrow97: Judging by the seaweed and gray-colored walls, my best/only guess is the CSS Birmingham.
Kitkatgirl200: Sherlock returns, this time stealing my idea. Does that make me Waston? Tell me I don’t have to grow a mustache!
LivelySparrow97: Okay, I’ll admit my idea was Watson’s….ergh…I mean Kit’s idea first.
Rebecca: Oh boy… I think we’ve entered the wrong fandom. :D Back to Percy, I know there was no mention of Ares, but remember in the book he’s spying on Clarisse and her dad on the CSS Birmingham.
Kitkatgirl200: There is also the line here, what was it “You better hang on to something”?
LivelySparrow97: Do his lips match that line? They could have just stitched that line in.
Rebecca: He says, “Hang on to something.” I agree with Louis, his lips don’t match, so its definitely two different scenes.
Kitkatgirl200: Darn it you are Sherlock.
Rebecca: Tyson’s face is priceless!
Kitkatgirl200: So it Percy’s! It’s like “I see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I don’t think we’re gonna make it that far without squashing a cat.”
LivelySparrow97 (Sherlock): I’m just wondering about that blue cloth.
Rebecca: And the playing card? As a son of Tyche, are you curious, Louis if it is more than just a prop?
LivelySparrow97: It could be divine intervention, if you know what I mean ;).
This crazy commentary will be continued in Part 2…