Kitkatgirl200, LivelySparrow97, and Rebecca King discussed the seven posters we have seen so far for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. After you read their thoughts, they would love to hear your thoughts too!
Rebecca King: I’ll start off by saying, I LOVE Annabeth/Alexandra’s hair!
LivelySparrow97: So the thing that really stands out for is the emphasis upon “Wisdom”. Everything I’ve seen about Annabeth really focuses on wisdom and strategy, rather than war skills. They seem to be trying to polarize Annabeth and Clarisse by placing wisdom with Annabeth and war with Clarisse (which, of course, is what it should be). And I totally agree Rebecca, I love Annabeth’s hair color as well. And some people might not like Annabeth’s expression, but to me it looks like she is analyzing everything…so I like it.
Rebecca: Last movie it seemed as if they combined Annabeth and Clarisse, so I’m glad to see they are moving her back to her book personality. Wisdom is what Annabeth is about after all.
Kitkatgirl200: The first time I saw these I thought they were fan made. Anyway, you to are to insightful, I have nothing to say that you two already haven’t. Ohh no, do I have to deal with two Sherlocks now? *Faints*
Rebecca: Whenever I have pictured Annabeth’s favorite color, I always thought it would be orange as Camp Half-Blood means so much to her. So I love how they did the text in orange as it really matches who she is. The owl as her symbol just makes it that much more perfect! I found it funny that Clarisse’s color was pink (or purple). I’m curious what her symbol is of. It kind of looks like a circle and a check mark.
LivelySparrow97: Wow, its hard to compare these two strong females. Of course I love Annabeth fifty times more than Clarisse, but they both look so cool and focused here. Annabeth’s symbol is so awesome! The design is sleek and fits the daughter of Athena quite well. As Rebecca mentioned, Clarisse’s symbol is a bit hard to decipher. Is it a javelin or some kind of weapon? Maybe the circle represents a shield? And on a side note, I found it interesting that both have one side piece of hair illuminated in the light.
Kitkatgirl200: This might be an odd observation, but I think out of all the text in these posters, Annabeth’s has the most detail. Give me a break, my brain got fried along with the power. These profile shots sorta remind me of The Hunger Games posters. (No complaints here.) I wonder if they’re taking notes? On a side note, is it just me or do they seem to be going to great lengths to avoid the phrase “Percy Jackson Movies”?
Rebecca: They are very Hunger Games-y. They are definitely focused at that crowd.
LivelySparrow97: I think they’re classy. No matter how similar they are to The Hunger Games ones.
Kitkatgirl200: I’m wondering why Tyson needs the glasses. Maybe they bend the mist to make it seem like he has two eyes? Also…GROVER, LORD OF THE WILD? Isn’t that like…not Grover? *Explodes*
LivelySparrow97: Its no mistake that Percy was given blue and Grover green. Nice way to add-in effect to the words. I agree with you Mary, they seem to have jumped past The Last Olympian in Grover’s titling. It’s odd. And its kind of funny how Tyson’s says “Son of Poseidon”, seeing that he is part cyclops. It made me smile. Poor Percy, he got a cyclops for a brother.
Rebecca: Tyson is wearing granny glasses! lol Otherwise, Percy, Grover, and Tyson look great in these posters!
Rebecca: This is my favorite of the posters so far. Its cool! Exciting! We really get a great look at Riptide!
Kitkatgirl200: This is by far my favorite. It’s the first that’s really felt like a proper movie poster. I’m curious about the increasing focus on Riptide. There definitely seems to be more detail this time around. Creepy forest in the background. This poster makes me think of the Percy/Luke scene in the trailer. Also, are those like splashes of water? I now have the image of Percy dramatically walking around a forest. That sentence was supposed to end funnier than it did…
LivelySparrow97: Ooooh, I quite like this one! Very flashy and classy! This poster has a very…..big budget feel. Pretty much into the ranks of say….Harry Potter. Riptide looks fabulous as we get to see a lot of the sword’s artistic details. One of my favorite things about this poster which adds to the whole “upscale” feel is the blue tinge. The blue tones are what really makes this poster look so special.