Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, continues his epic journey to fulfill his destiny, as he teams with his demigod friends to retrieve the Golden Fleece, which has the power to save their home and... View more >
fantasy action violence, some scary images and mild language
Starring Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Leven Rambin... View more >
aka Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters
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I've not read the books, and as an adult, I'm much older than the target demographic for this movie. That doesn't keep it from being enjoyable, though. I enjoyed the first Percy Jackson movie, as I've always liked Greek mythology, so I expected to see more of the same in this second installment.
Sea of Monsters picks up where Lightning Thief left off. Everyone's having fun at Camp Half-Blood, until things go bad, and once again, Percy, Grover, and Annabeth need to go off on a quest to save the day.
The visual effects are pretty good, the acting is on par with the first movie, and the story is up to the task as well. The 12-year-old kids that I took to the movie enjoyed it as well.
From what I heard from the younger members of my extended family, "the movie pales in comparison to the book, but for those that have never read the book, it's a good movie." It should be no surprise that a movie adaptation of a much-loved book series does not have the same impact, but the important thing to remember is that books are books and movies are movies, and they each have their own way of telling stories.
There's enough spectacle in Sea of Monsters to warrant seeing it on the big screen in a theater with a decent sound system to match its big visuals. The story does not disappoint and delivers what it is selling, so I have no problem giving this movie a "See Now!" rating.
First and foremost, do NOT expect that this movie is following the plot line of the book. As different as the movie is from the original book by Rick Riordan, it is still entertaining, thrilling and all in all a movie worthy of being seen in theaters.
The producers cleverly combined many issues for Percy, Annabeth, Grover and their fellow Camp Half-Blood campers to face. Some are problems that only demigods would have to overcome: chasing down a mythical piece of fabric and worrying about prophecies. Others are ones that teenagers around the world encounter: appearance woes and dealing with lost faith in parental figures.
Again, Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters is a wonderful movie with a rich storyline. But those fans expecting a carbon copy (or something pretty close to that) of the book are in for a shock. However, the wit and added details that enhance the story make up for the excluded and included points.
I like to like the newest Percey Jackson movie titled "Sea of Monsters." but I found it less interesting than the first. A few years ago in the review of the first Prercay Jackson movie, I suggested that the second movie be release in the Summer. Looks like 20th Century Fox has probaby heard me and release "Sea of Monsters" in Summer. There are some moments in the second that I like including going on a life quest to find the Golden Freece. That Golden Freece was featured in the 1963 movie "Jason and the Argonaunts." The Freece in question can use healing powers. Although I like the plot of the film, but overall the movie came off as very weak. In the first film, the movie has avoided the Harry Potter comparison with a strong script and cast. But with the second moviue in the series, the film couldn't avoid the Potter comparison. Although I fond a huge heart in the movie, the film still comes off as a little weak. A close call.
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