“Percy Jackson” is based on a series of best-selling books by Rick Riordan, a former middle-school instructor who got the idea for the adventure saga while teaching Greek mythology in California and Texas.
In the movie, Lerman plays the title character, a trouble-prone teen who not only discovers that the Greek gods are alive and well but that his real father is Poseidon (Kevin McKidd), god of the sea.
The greek symbol for Poseidon is the Trident, below is a Glow-in-The-Dark version of Poseidon’s trident (yes, it actually glows!) Click on the picture to visit the store.
GLOW IN THE DARK
After attending Camp Half Blood to tune up his powers, Percy teams up with two other demigods — Athena’s daughter Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) and a satyr named Grover (Brandon T. Jackson) — to help prevent a war among the gods.
The supporting cast includes Uma Thurman as Medusa, Steve Coogan as Hades, Sean Bean as Zeus, Rosario Dawson as Persephone and Pierce Brosnan as Chiron, a centaur who acts as Percy’s mentor.
While the film contains many of the same mythological figures who have appeared in a number of other Hollywood productions — and who will populate the remake of “Clash of the Titans” opening on March 26 — Columbus made a point of steering clear of such clichés as billowy robes and somber speeches.
“We haven’t seen the world of Greek mythology in a story like this before,” Columbus notes. “I think Rick Riordan tapped into something quite unique, juxtaposing the world of the ancient Greeks with the underbelly of contemporary America.”
Adds Daddario, “In the movie, the Greek gods are very human in many ways. They get jealous and angry and sad, but they also have these incredible powers. And that makes this story about them so exciting and relatable.”
For the actors, the biggest challenge was shooting so much of the movie in front of green screens. While a life-size replica of the Empire State Building (the portal to Mount Olympus) was re-created on location in Vancouver, many other sequences were shot on empty sound stages, with special-effects masterminds tasked with filling in the blanks after production wrapped.
DEMIGOD IN TRAINING T-SHIRT
To see all the T-Shirts mentioned in this article or to buy them, just click on the picture of the ones you like or you can visit this shop “POSEIDON’S STORE“
Here is the Captain Hammer T-Shirt, inspired by Joss Whedon’s web series Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog, Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion) is supposed to be the hero you love to hate. If you want to replicate his costume, it is really simple, you gotta wear rubber gloves, this t-shirt with Captain’s Hammer logo on it, and it would not hurt to memorize one of Captain’s Hammer’s hilarious songs. Now you can go to San Diego Comic-Con or San Francisco WonderCon 2009 wearing something original, of course, we are still not sure what Doctor Horrible‘s Captain Hammer superpowers actually are but we do know what the “hammer” means (wink).
Some of the coolest Decepticons do not get nearly enough screentime on Transformers, one of them is BARRICADE which sports a really cool Police logo on the side of the car in the movie. This Special Limited Edition T-Shirt displays the logo printed in metallic flex on the front and a different barricade design on the back. you can see it at this store here.
You’ve got to admit that it was a brilliant idea for Tarantino to resurrect Kurt Russell’s character from “Escape From New York.” I guess the eye patch had to go for Russell to play a credible stunt man, curiously named “Stuntman Mike”…but one might argue that nothing is credible in any Grindhouse movie. Instead of a patch Russell sports a menacing scar which serves the same purpose as the patch and as the skull painted on the hood of that car, the skull is a requirement, otherwise the car looks like an ordinary car and quite a bit harmless.The unique Death Proof T-shirt you see here is particularly appropiate for wearing at a Drive-In Theatre playing Grindhouse because it glows in the dark! This tee is only available here.Then there is this gorgeous eye candy which is Jungle Julia and her nutty, nutty friends. These ladies know how to pick a man at a bar. You know girl, the man that your parents told you not to date and which, in Death Proof, turns out to be a suicidal sadistic motherf… and who also happens to drive an indestructible car. In any case the ladies make Halloween seem like a sorority party but they also make you want to watch DEATH PROOF more than once. These t-shirts are an essential part of your Grindhouse Halloween party.
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