A Slew of Video Profiles from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
02.04.10 by REELZ
Promos for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief are popping up all over the place today. The most interesting of the lot are a series of character profiles that offer quite a bit of additional footage and more than a few spoilers.
All of these featurettes have at least a little something new to offer, but the portrait of Hades (Steve Coogan), the overlord of the Underworld, has the most new stuff. He has not been featured in the trailers so far, so this really is a first look at him, in human … and not-so-human form. We get a good taste of his personality as well. "I have one pleasure in my life: human suffering," he informs Percy at one point, before going on to lay out his plans for taking over, well, everything.
Although we have been able to sneak a few peeks at Medusa (Uma Thurman) before, her profile here is more extensive and contains the most spoilers. She's definitely got great hair. And, as we can see more clearly in a separately released publicity still, one really seductive accessory.
The footage released in the rest of the character profiles — Percy, Annabeth, Grover — looks to be a windup for the new international trailer, which incorporates some of their highlights, and adds pretty interesting additional bits as well, including a first look at Percy's father Poseidon (Kevin McKidd). However, it currently seems to be available only in a French-dubbed version. Worth watching, nonetheless, and the French makes everything sound even more dramatic.