In just a few short days PERCY JACKSON and the OLYMPIANS makes its way to the big screen with the first of, what is likely to become, one of Hollywood's newest franchises. Admittedly, the trailers did not do much for me...in much the same way HARRY POTTER film trailers didn't. But I have in recent years become a quasi-fan of ol' Pottah, so
To continue on this little train of honesty, I wasn't all that excited with the prospect of composer CHRISTOPHE BECK writing the score for this film...although I do love his work for WE ARE MARSHALL. After stumbling upon Amazon.com's soundclips from THE LIGHTNING THIEF, I was quite shocked, happily shocked, as to how engaging the music seems to be.
Not sure how the film and/or franchise will turn out, but we've learned in recent years that February is no longer a throw-away-month when it comes to potentially-good movies. Now with Beck's score sounding like it is going to be an early bit of "epicness" that seem to be relegated to the ranks of video game scores these days, I've got at least one eyebrow raised in anticipation for the film...to go along with my two, fully-attentive ears.
Enjoy the clips above or just go ahead get your copy at Amazon here.