I, like many others, saw Twilight over the weekend. Actually, I will admit that I was at the midnight showing with my fellow co-workers. But I wasn’t there for Edward and Bella. I was there with my hopes high that there would be a new Percy Jackson and the Olympians trailer. Luckily for me, that was the first trailer they showed. I squealed loudly and my co-worker called out “read the book first” when the trailer finished.
From what I’ve seen in the previews so far, I’m really looking forward to this movie. I’ve read the books, and waited eagerly for the casting announcements. The excitement from my teens on the other hand isn’t as apparent. Many of them don’t even know that a movie based on the books is being released. They all get excited when I tell them the movie will be out in February. The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters won our state book award two years in a row, so I’m sure they’ll be racing to the theater to see it on the big screen.
Maybe the movie just needs some more marketing to go with it. It’s been relatively quite so far. Do your teens know about the upcoming Percy Jackson movie and are they looking forward to it?