PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS Trailer Looks Like A Huge Step Up From The Last One

Could this one actually not be extraordinarily bland?

I wish Hollywood was better at bringing Greek Gods to the big screen. Both Clash and Wrath of the Titans ended up being bland and forgettable. Meanwhile, the young adult version, Percy Jackson & The Lightening Thief, was also bland and forgettable with the added bonus of being a Harry Potter ripoff.

I'm sort of excited for the sequel, though, thanks to this trailer. It's a hesitant excitement, however. For every bit of legitimate awesomeness (Nathan Fillion, Stanley Tucci, Rupert Giles, the X-Men vibe coming from all the different bastard children of raped mothers) and cheesy awesomeness ("It's in the Sea of Monsters, what the humans call The Bermuda Triangle"), there's a bit of dumb kiddie nonsense (the taxi cab gag) to go with. These three tones are going to do battle in this film, and right now it's too hard to tell which will reign triumphant over the others.

This could be an April Fool's Day joke. Always be on guard on April Fool's. We may wake up tomorrow to find that all the cool stuff in this trailer was just a gag played on all movie fans old enough to buy cigarettes. In its place will be a character played by Justin Bieber.