You all remember Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief from 2010 right? It was directed by former Harry Potter helmer Chris Columbus and certainly wasn’t an attempt to replicate the success of the former franchise with shameless plagiarism. Harry Potter is now a genre, take a boy, give him powers, surround with character actors and shake. This slightly surprising sequel is directed by Thor Freudenthal whose previous work includes the charming Diary of a Wimpy Kid so perhaps there is some hope.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is released 7 August 2013 in the UK and the US