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Amph Percy Jackson & the Olympians/The Heroes of Olympus books and films

Discussion in 'Community' started by Miana Kenobi, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Movie is currently getting panned by critics and holding a 34% rating on RT
     
  2. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [face_laugh] I guess they just aren't playing in my area, then; I haven't seen them (on TV, anyway).

    Sounds unsurprising. I do love Stanley Tucci :D
     
  3. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well if the writers would actually, you know, follow the books, it might get a better reception...
     
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  4. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Chosen One star 7

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    Well, maybe if The Lightening Thief hadn't come off looking like a crappy Harry Potter clone, to the point of being shot by Chris Columbus, maybe Percy Jackson would actually be deserving of a better reception.
     
  5. JM_1977

    JM_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    I read somewhere the director of The Lightning Thief idnt even read the book
     
  6. Thrawn1786

    Thrawn1786 Jedi Master star 5

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    I saw the first movie with a friend and absolutely hated it. I knew nothing about the series, and was rather irritated with how much they screwed up the traditional Greek myths (I remember wanting to throw popcorn at the screen when Persephone popped up in Hell in the summertime). Still, I decided to give the books a try, and they're pretty good. There's enough in there to satisfy those who already know the myths, and enough to teach those who might not know the original stories.

    The second series is even better, I think. Looking forward to the next book, given that The Mark of Athena ended on quite the cliffhanger (for a YA series).

    My question is, are they going to try and turn the whole series into films? And go on to the second series as well?
     
  7. JM_1977

    JM_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Sure hope not, but IMO the second series just doesnt live up to what the first one established
     
  8. Thrawn1786

    Thrawn1786 Jedi Master star 5

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    I actually liked how the second series tried to pull back on Percy's heroics and we got different perspectives from the other characters. One of the few aspects I disliked about the original series was how Percy was so willing to rush into every mission/quest without entirely thinking it through (and yes I know he's supposed to, he's the hero and star of the series). With the new series, you really get the ensemble cast/'everyone matters' feeling.
     
  9. JM_1977

    JM_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    And the second series had the first interaction between Percy and Annabeth as a couple which I really enjoyed.

    Also House of Hades, book 4, should be interesting considering in most old greek myths the inside of Tartarus is never really described so everything we see down there while Percy and Annabeth fight their way through should be all Ricks imagination.

    Didnt know if people Hadnt read MoA yet so I used spoilers
     
  10. NYCitygurl

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    I haven't. I heard about the cliffhangers (and remembered them from the original series) and decided to wait until they're all out :p MoA is #3?
     
  11. JM_1977

    JM_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Yes with House of Hades #4 due to be released October 8th
     
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  12. JM_1977

    JM_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Saw Sea of Monsters today and I gotta say it was more bearable then the first, but it still was real frustrating to watch. There was a few moments that I wanted to attack the screen out of frustration.
     
  13. Point Given

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    Percy Jackson TV show coming to Disney+ !
     
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  14. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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  15. Emperor Ferus

    Emperor Ferus Chosen One star 7

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    I hope Disney does justice to the series.


    Part of this means casting 12 year olds as 12 year olds.
     
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  16. Emperor Ferus

    Emperor Ferus Chosen One star 7

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    More about this, the PJO series has sold me on getting Disney Plus, more so than Star Wars.

    If and when it comes to fruition, I’m hoping that they follow the format of a book equalling a season.

    However, if they also adapted the Heroes of Olympus series, which I would not be opposed to, I would compress the books to a season given the shorter time span the sequel series entails.

    I would also make fixes to the plot of Blood of Olympus.
     
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  17. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    So key. I’m not a reader of these books, but if you want the faithful on your side, get the casting right.

    Anyone seen Artemis Foul yet? A mate of mine who’d grown up on the books was so disgusted at the kid in the film, he only lasted to the scene in the shrink’s office.

    EDIT: typo
     
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  18. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  19. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Oh yeah, so since the earliest days of this thread I have read all 5 PJO books, all 5 HOO books, and the 4 Apollo books that have been out. They're excellent, and the second series is especially great. These books are the ones that showed me what middle grade books can do.
     
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  20. Emperor Ferus

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  21. TheChosenAlpha

    TheChosenAlpha Jedi Padawan star 1

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    As somebody who read all the books, I can't believe I only just learned about this disney plus show. Honestly, I feel PJ is probably way better suited for a show than movies. I hope they adapt Magnus Chase too, I guess they will if this does good.
     
  22. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I only read the two first books, who are the rest thinking of mauybe reading more books after done with the ones i read. I stopped reading them soon after the movies stopped at the second. I might read them before this show is coming.
     
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