Monday, August 12, 2013

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

He's back..and this time Percy has a half-brother (Douglas Smith) Tyson. Oh..whatever could go wrong now?

The bestselling 'Percy Jackson' novels was essentially Greek mythology for young adults, its main characters made up of teenagers who were half-human and half-god - otherwise known as half-bloods - and received training at a special camp of the same name. Based on the second book of the series, 'Sea of Monsters' returns Logan Lerman as the titular character now fully aware of his identity as Poseidon's demigod son, and somewhat of a legend after having saved the world by returning Zeus his lightning bolt. 

Also returning are: Grover (Brandon T. Jackson), the mischievous satyr (half man-half goat) who is Percy's best friend and protector; Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario), the daughter of Athena, daughter of Athena; and last but not least Luke, the son of Hermes and Percy's ostensibly embittered nemesis after having been exposed as the lightning thief in the first movie. They are joined by a shaggy Cyclops named Tyson (Douglas Smith), Percy's half-brother whose mother was a sea nymph (yes, we know what you're thinking - Poseidon's been going around getting some).-moviexclusive

What else is new? In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.

OH..and Nathan Fillon is Hermes.

   Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters was about Percy and his friends going on a quest to find something called a golden fleece in order to revive a tree that kept their home safe. The movie had an interesting premise but not every interesting premise is pulled off right, and that was exactly the case with Sea of Monsters, it showed potential but it did not know how to use it.

    This Percy Jackson movie was a lot like the first one, though with different flaws. The first movie had a rushed storyline while this storyline was choppy, and instead of moving from one scene to another smoothly it jumped between scenes like it was a race, which caused for an undeveloped storyline, which of course, gave birth to a few other flaws such as a lack of suspense, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters was far too mellow and predictable, which made me lose interest in the storyline and the characters. Also, there were many situations in the movie that were just there to make this movie last longer, they could have been avoided. Percy Jackson had the basics for making a good movie wrong.-Khalid



Cafe Fashionista said...

I absolutely MUST see this film! :)

Sara Gerard said...


Caitlin and Megan said...

So cool that Douglas Smith is in this!!

MOSAMUSE said...

great recap!