Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters 3D Movie Review

Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters 3D Movie Review

Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters 3D Movie Review
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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters -review
  • Film : Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • Producer : Michael Barnathan, Karen Rosenfelt
  • Director : Thor Freudenthal
  • Star Cast : Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario..
  • Music Director : Andrew Lockington
Rating: 2.5/5

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Thor Freudenthal directed Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 3D. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 3D Movie Review brings into prominence that it is the sequel to Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief -- both of which are based on Rick Riordan's best-selling fantasy book series. Riordan's action- and humor-packed tales are enormously popular with elementary-school readers, yet, like its predecessor, this big-screen adaptation does include violence and destruction-filled scenes (and a few presumed deaths) that could scare younger kids -- even if they're familiar with the story. Unlike the first movie, there aren't any inappropriate references to sexy women otherwise relationships. Ultimately, this is a hero's journey in which a main character along with his friends save each other and vanquish evil.

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters picks up a year subsequent to the events of the first movie, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, accompanying Percy (Logan Lerman) -- Poseidon's half-human, son of mythological being -- living in Camp Half Blood with his best friends, fellow demigod Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) and satyr Grover (Brandon T. Jackson). When a Colchis Bull breaches the protective barrier provided by Thalia's Pine Tree (a gods-created tree that grew from the body of a dead young demigod), the tree starts to decay. Without the tree, anyone could enter Camp Half Blood and kill the demigods, so Percy, Annabeth, and Grover decide they must embark on a dangerous mission to the Sea of Monsters (the Bermuda Triangle) to find the legendary Golden Fleece, which has magical healing properties. Yet they're not the only ones trying to find the fleece -- the first movie's villain, half-blood Luke (Jake Abel), wants it, too ... to restore to life the biggest, baddest god of all , Kronos.

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You possibly might already be knowing that Mount Olympus was the home of the Greek gods, yet did you know all you have to do is take an elevator secretly located inside the Empire State Building to get there? I was equally shocked to learn Medusa runs a greenhouse in New Jersey and lotus eaters have taken up residence in Las Vegas. Next thing you're going to tell me is Hell is located in Hollywood. Wait... What? It is?

Based on the popular teen novels written by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is anticipating to catch on like Harry Potter at the theaters, so much so the director of the first two Potter features, Chris Columbus, duped Fox into hiring him for the gig. Nevertheless, Fox must have forgotten this was the same guy that directed I Love You Beth Cooper for the studio only a year ago, justifying his talents do have limits, as does the filmed version of Percy Jackson.

Telling the story of its title character, played by 18-year-old Logan Lerman -- a gifted young actor who had an excellent turn in My One and Only -- we learn early on Percy Jackson is the son of Poseidon, yet as it turns out the Gods aren't the stay at home type of parents and Percy has no idea who is father is. This origin story of sorts finds its footing as Zeus's lightning bolt is stolen (not exactly sure how that happens), and the King of the Gods places the blame on his nephew Percy and has given him 14 days to return it or a war of the Gods will begin. Scary right? I mean, warring Gods can't be good and it's represented in the film by a big scary rain cloud (sans lightning of course). Viewing how the Gods serve as absentee parents, a magical training facility is set up in the woods for their half-human, half-god children (referred to as demigods) to bone up on their sword fighting. What they're training rigorously to do is never mentioned, but I guess it doesn't really matter since logic and story details have no real place here. To make up for it the story tries to move along fast enough so you won't notice. So just as soon as Percy joins this band of forest dwellers it isn't long before he learns Hades (Steve Coogan) has taken his mom (Catherine Keener) hostage, causing Percy to set off on the highway to Hell with his half-goat friend (Brandon T. Jackson) and the film's young love interest (Alexandra Daddario).

All of this may sound delightful as well as entertaining in digital ink and after seeing a couple of trailers I expected it to be just that. Regrettably it's just boring. Columbus's direction of this picture is paint-by-numbers. Its only interest seems to be in getting into the core of ratings and doing it as quickly and painlessly as possible. Should the scene call for a big action set piece filled with CGI Columbus delivers it just as expected and as seen in any number of other films like it. Boring. While the idea of Gods and their children living secretly among us is a remarkable thought, this film is as straight to the point as it could be. It accepts its silliness, yet I can't. Too much goes unanswered and what's left is, for the most part, uninteresting. It all boils down to people battling CGI monsters or hurling CGI weapons at one another. So much money goes into the effects that the studio hopes you'll forgive the plot holes. Even worse, outside of a rather cool water-logged finale the effects didn't do much for me either.

Uma Thurman pulled off the Medusa role accompanying a satisfying bit of jeopardize and charm, but her head of snakes was a reason of distraction than making it impressive. Steve Coogan as Hades is inspired casting, and I got a kick out of seeing him in the role subsequent to realizing it was him, yet as the scene progresses he shifts into the passionate God to prove a point and all I could think was Wow, they just wasted a lot of money for a joke that wasn't even funny. The entertainment factor in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is shorter-lived than its long-winded title. The actors play their parts with such lacking liveliness enthusiasm it's hard to ever get into the story, but perhaps that's because there is so little holding the story together there wasn't much for them to get excited about. I've heard the books are entertaining, good thing, due to the reason the movie's not.

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The title character, played by 18-year-old Logan Lerman -- a gifted young actor who had an excellent turn in My One and Only -- we learn early on Percy Jackson is the son of Poseidon, yet as it turns out the Gods aren't the stay at home type of parents and Percy has no idea who is father is. To make up for the whole fantasy actions the story tries to further along fast enough so you won't notice. So just as soon as Percy joins this band of forest dwellers it isn't long before he learns Hades (Steve Coogan) has taken his mom (Catherine Keener) hostage, causing Percy to set off on the highway to Hell with his half-goat friend (Brandon T. Jackson) and the film's young love interest (Alexandra Daddario).

Uma Thurman pulled off the Medusa role accompanying a satisfying bit of jeopardize and charm, but her head of snakes was a reason of distraction than making it impressive. Steve Coogan as Hades is inspired casting, and I got a kick out of seeing him in the role subsequent to realizing it was him, yet as the scene progresses he shifts into the passionate God to prove a point and all I could think was Wow, they just wasted a lot of money for a joke that wasn't even funny.

The actors play their parts with such lacking liveliness enthusiasm it's hard to ever get into the story, but perhaps that's because there is so little holding the story together there wasn't much for them to get excited about.

Final Word:
Now, coming to the factor that is it any good, Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series is beloved by both tentative readers as well as die-hard book addicts, so it's a shameful that the movies based on his richly depicted demigod universe aren't nearly as good as his fantasy novels. It's not the cast, due to the fact that Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) is a terrific young actor -- although at 21 he's too old to play the teenage Percy ever again. That's fine, because it's unlikely the franchise will continue after such a lacking liveliness follow-up to the already less-than-amazing first adaptation.

There's something remarkably telling about checking your watch several times during a movie that's 107 minutes long. There are a couple of bright spots such as when Nathan Fillion pops up playing Hermes and makes an obvious Firefly joke about brilliant shows that are cancelled too soon, and the matchless Ron Perlman playing the voice of blind and starving cyclops Polyphemus -- yet otherwise this entire quest is a rather epic disappointment lacking excellence of the Percy Jackson name. You might watch it, but suggested that you skip the adaptations and just read the excellent books. Now, it's your go! I would rate this movie with 2. 5 star.

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