Why do people go and see a Chris Columbus picture? The reason will never be, “Because Chris Columbus directed it.” He’s the guy you bring in so he won’t get in the way of being slavishly devoted to putting any artistic imprint on a potentially lucrative franchise. “Harry Potter” was going to get all seven books adapted no matter what and the best anyone can say about Columbus’ contribution to the series is that he set the bar low. “Percy Jackson” is another story and this franchise may be a non-starter because this new teaser is offering us flashes of the story but we know from “Potter” that no matter how good that story is, adaptation matters and it can’t simply be a matter of neat, expensive visuals. Maybe you’ll get a different impression when you watch the new teaser after the jump.
“Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief” opens February 12th, 2010.