Trivia / Percy Jackson and the Olympians

  • Actor Allusion:
  • All-Star Cast: See the list above. Sea Of Monsters adds Anthony Head and Nathan Fillion, among others.
  • Dawson Casting: The titular character's sidekicks fall under this even after bumping their age up from the novels. In the book, Annabeth is 13, while in the movie she's 16, and actress Alexandria Daddario was 24 at the time of filming. Similarly, Brandon T. Jackson was 25 also playing a high schooler. This is even more jarring considering that in their most prominent roles coming into the film, they were already playing adults: Daddario in White Collar and Jackson in Tropic Thunder. This sequel was filmed three years later, with Logan Lerman now in his early 20s as well. Justified in Grover's case, as he is said to look older than the others (he has a goatee in the first book already) and is in fact 24, although since satyrs age half as fast as humans, he is the equivalent of a human 12-year-old.
  • Disowned Adaptation: Rick Riordan does not like the movie adaptations of his books. Upon being told on Twitter that a teacher was planning to show the Percy Jackson movies to her class, Rick Riordan posted a form letter on his blog that students could give their teachers, telling them the movies were awful and a waste of good classroom time.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Alexandria Daddario colours her hair blonde for the second movie.
  • Fake Brit: Although it goes hand in hand with The Queen's Latin, we have:
    • Pierce Brosnan (Irish) as Chiron.
    • Kevin McKidd (Scottish) as Poseidon.
    • Uma Thurman (American) as Medusa.
  • Fan Nick Name: R.E.D. for Rachel Elizabeth Dare.
  • God Never Said That: Most fans are convinced the Stoll brothers are twins, even though both Percy (in The Sea of Monsters) and Rick Riordan (on Twitter) have stated that they aren't.
  • Life Imitates Art: Alexandra Daddario found out she was prone to seasickness while filming the yacht scenes, as Annabeth does in the books.
  • Missing Trailer Scene: In the trailer, there is one scene with somebody firing a minigun, which was not in the film nor in the deleted scenes.
  • Name's the Same: Sea of Monsters has nothing to do with the other Sea of Monsters
  • The Other Darrin: For Sea of Monsters we have:
  • Promoted Fangirl: Viktoria "Vika" Ridzel, also known as Viria, is renowned for her fanart of PJO characters to the point where they were considered Better Than Canon, with even Rick Riordan giving her his full support. In 2017, Ridzel was commissioned by Riordan to provide official character art for his website.
  • So My Kids Can Watch: Rick Riordan wrote the books for his children.
  • Star-Making Role: Logan Lerman was virtually unknown beforehand. Playing the titular Percy Jackson netted him a much higher profile.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Nina Dobrev auditioned for Annabeth. She would get to play Logan Lerman's sister in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
    • Other monsters created for the second film (but never used) were a Manticore, a Lydian Drakon, Boarman, and Agrius.


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