It was a great movie, but it was nothing like the book. They changed everything!
WAYY too different. The chihuahua-thing (sorry, I forgot the name), ARES, the whole finding who is father is, Clarisse, and Grover's best lines: GONE.
Originally Posted by immewnity Clarisse that I can let slip. She didn't really do anything of note until the second book.
Hi peoples from over here. I'm a new member of this group but not new to Percy Jackson. I'm the only one of my friends who hasn't seen the movie. ))): I remember seeing the commercials of it on TV and got excited. I think I can watch the movie sometime this weekend. :)
Originally Posted by The Jabberwock that I can let slip. She didn't really do anything of note until the second book. But no sequel.
Why is Persephone in Hades in the middle of summer?! This goes against the whole myth!
That is SO true. ><
And what is with all the differences?! And the HYDRA!
Is it so wrong that I loved the movie?
For me it struck a nice balance of "Reasonably Close to the Books" (which people are going to flame me for saying) and "Delightfully Goofy". I mean, I could stand most of the changes to the plot (The whole Pearls of Persephone seemed like an acceptable way to condense the motive for heading across America' the battle with Luke seemed like a solid way to close the film without puzzling audiences with the whole deal of Kronos' resurrection - which is a bit like cutting Voldemort out of the Harry Potter films, but whatever; Clarisse didn't need to be addressed). The casting was fairly stupid, but it wasn't offensive in any sense of the term, although I was pretty peeved by the fact that Annabeth wasn't blonde. The film itself was either a) predictably, primitively enjoyable (in the sense that there were usually decent action scenes going on) b) enjoyably bad - I couldn't help cracking up at Jake Abel's random facial expressions, Logan Lerman's overacting, and Pierce Brosnan's bizarre pseudo-perm. Outside of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and a few of the Harry Potter films, I can't recall a film adaptation of a book I loved that I've enjoyed more. So there.
I hope they make a movie on all the books...
I don't. The plot of the second and fifth ones would be screwed up without Clarisse.
Besides, if they don't make a sequel, then the first one is open for another try in several years. Maybe next time they'll cast teenagers.
Sea of monsters 2.
Maybe in the 2nd movie she gets introduced?