One of the first things I did upon starting my new life back in Iowa (Yippee!!) was to read the whole Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. I had listened to the first book a looooooong time ago and was kind of meh? about it. Then I decided to give it another chance and LOVED them all!!!!
So of course I was excited to see that The Lightning Thief is being made into a movie!!! (Is it just me, or is that the hardest title in the world to spell……I never get lightning right and then I have to pause before I can spell thief.) I am very excited, but also very wary about this. Here are some things that make me very VERY nervous and/or upset.
**I am worried that they will just make one movie. If they do the first book, I am going to want them to do all the rest because they are awesome!!!! But the chance of that happening is very slim. If this movie does not do Harry Potter sized business, they will forget about the franchise and leave everybody hanging. Now, I am not basing this on actual facts (for all I know they could be working on Sea of Monsters right now) but on past movie experiences (The Golden Compass anyone??).
**Ummmm, why isn’t Annabeth blonde??????? I am really upset about this! Maybe it is silly and stupid, but I hardly remember anything about characters physical descriptions……but I specifically remember all the times Percy referred to Annabeth’s blonde CURLY hair. Ummmm, she also looks like she is 26.
**Where is Grover’s hat????? Isn’t he supposed to have horns sticking out of his head that his big curly hair and hat are supposed to cover up??? Hmmmm.
**I guess Percy looks okay.
Anyway, even with all of these little annoyances, I think the movie is going to be waaaaay cool. The people playing the grown ups in Percy’s world are incredible…..Pierce Brosnan, Catherine Keener, Steve Coogan, Sean Bean, and Uma Thurman just to name a few. I am hoping it will be a fun movie and I don’t get too nitpicky about all the stuff that has changed, but we shall see.
Here is the trailer to get you excited too: