Written August 31, 2014
Great movie! I took my 10 year old daughter to see it and she and I both really liked it. The only part she found scary was when Percy goes into the attic to talk to the oracle. If you saw The Lightning Thief, then you should definitely see this one. Great story and lots of fun to watch.
Written September 23, 2013
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters has amazing special effects; but also a few very poor attempts at humor, an absolutely idiotic scene in a taxicab, and the magic Disneyland to a ladybug. Much of the first half of the movie could be slept through without missing too much of the story line ... which I had already figured out within the first 10 minutes of the film.
What made this movie less than the first one? I'm not sure I can pin it down, but maybe it was the lack of real feeling in the characters. They seemed to be actors playing parts rather than people whose lives I was eagerly peeking over the fence to watch.
A movie goer wants to see into the hearts and minds of the characters differently that the people we see each day at Starbucks or riding the city bus. These were only people going through life. Yes, the characters in Sea of Monsters were battling some really cool computer generated creatures, but otherwise, the characters were just characters on a big screen.
Written July 30, 2014
This movie was not true to the book so fans of the book might be disappointed by the huge plot details that were revealed too early. Other than that the CGI was great and the dialogue was okay too. Go see this movie if you can tolerate cheesy cliche phrases and young teens getting themselves in trouble that is way over their heads.
Written September 20, 2014
If your kids love Percy Jackson, they will not be disappointed. The movie is enjoyable and the story moves along quickly. The special effects are pretty good and the kids laughed in all the right places. The movie is a bit different from the book. No Circe's island or Tantalus but enough is the same to keep everyone happy.
Written August 10, 2013
I fell asleep. God. They messed up so much of it I seriously couldn't even bear to watch anymore of it. If you read the books, you will absolutely hate it and probably want to put yourself out of your misery. If you didn't, then it's your lucky day this will probably seem good to you. They just think because it's a storyline with magic in it they can add in and make up random stuff that has no basis in myths. NOOOOOOO!!!!! This is not how Rick wrote it! Again, I am adamant that they wait a few years, and completely remake all of the movies RIGHT. Some company is really missing out on this franchise that could make bank like Twilight did, and instead it's going to waste with mediocre movies no one wants to go to see because they know how bad it will be. None of my friends are seeing it because the first movie was so bad. This one is not much better, but maybe slightly. Then again, I fell asleep. Maybe it got worse later. FANS: RUN AWAY. ALL OTHERS: SURE WHY NOT.