Written October 26, 2014
for those who love riordan's books, this installment pulls the rest from book one and pushes the story forward. some old foes and some new allies make it a fun nite. enjoy
Written October 30, 2014
This movie is a good flick top watch if you are trying to spend some hours away from your stressful lives and to just get away for a bit. It was not anything special, and I thought it was going to be better, but it was worth the ticket price. It was so-so in my book. It will be perfect for teenagers who love Harry Potter and even for some adults. There are worse movies you can see during the afternoon.
Written November 26, 2014
This is a solid if not superior follow-up to the first Percy Jackson movie. I am not here to talk about the merits of the series of books or movies, but if you are into the Percy Jackson thing you will like this. Sticklers who read the book may be disappointed that all of the material was not in the movie, but such is always the case. If you like Percy, go see it.
Written October 20, 2014
I rated this so-so. For some reason, some of the 'magic' of the PJ series felt like it was lost on SOM. Perhaps it was the fact that he is obviously not 13, nor Clarisse ugly, and Dionysus wooden (set Stanley Tucci free, you dolts!). The largest failure was the choice to depart from the story as outlined in the book. Quick nerd alert for any writers out there; this is always a no-no. If your demographic is people who read the book, do not compromise on the movie! Stay true to the themes which worked on paper.
Add to the fact that the acting/dialogue got a little campy, and you'll find yourself in my shoes; wishing I had seen Red 2 instead.
Mayhap I am looking back at the first movie tainted by rosy-glassed memory; my gut is this was not nearly as well done as 'Lightning Thief'.
The books are superb reading in the YA/Fantasty genre. This second flick simply didn't hold up 2 the 1st.
High point was Nathan Fillion as Hermes. Rent it on DVD, unless you MUST see in theater
Written October 22, 2014
Was very good! It was an adventure and the acting was well done. And who wouldn't be cheering on Percy and his friends! Some creepy parts - I wouldn't want to take a younger child to. But my teen daughter and I enjoyed it a lot!