This time around, he and his team of half-bloods sons and daughters of the different Gods of Greek mythology must uncover the Golden Fleece in order to thwart the sinister attempt of Luke, the half-blood son of Hermes, from reviving the titan Kronos which would lead to the death of the Gods and the rest of world. The plot itself is nothing spectacular.
My cousin and I joked that for the first one, we both had the entire plot predicted within the first forty-five minutes. The acting…. Most of the actors try but none seem to give a memorable performance in the slightest.
The special effects are pretty good. Thus, this aids the action set-pieces which are also not half-bad either, which in turn is aided by the good CG. One thing that was of minor annoyance was the ending. Sure more time could been spent developing the characters, yeah the plot could been expounded upon, but the movie never set out to be like that, and not every movie deserves to be the next Oscar nominee or cult classic.
Gime Sep 10, Thegodfatherson Aug 7, The scale is smaller, the characters are less interesting, and the film makes poor use of its rich book and Greek mythology source materials. Young movie and book series fans will likely find enjoyment in watching their favorite heroes and actors back on the big screen for another Percy Jackson adventure but the movie provides next to nothing for anyone outside of that core demographic.
Patricier21 Aug 11, Sea of Monsters shows what potential the franchise should have should it continue. It clearly demonstrates how a book adaptation should be: making it its own thing, while staying loyal to the overall plot of the original story, and Sea of Monsters shows what potential the franchise should have should it continue. It clearly demonstrates how a book adaptation should be: making it its own thing, while staying loyal to the overall plot of the original story, and maintaining continuity with the original film. Although some direction was better in the first film, overall this film feels more satisfying as an adaptation and feels better as a solid movie overall.
You do not have to see the first film in order to understand this one.
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Right from the opening scene, through a very clever back story prologue, and voice over from Percy, we get a sense of what is going on in this world and are fully immersed. The opening story is intense, but is not too dark compared to how other films such as The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian would have handled it. On that note, the whole film is very family friendly and plays as a light fantasy adventure, that nevertheless has its deep morals integrated in. Using the Prince Caspian example, this film does not go as dark or as intense as that film went, yet it also does not go the opposite way in making it campy.
With that being said, there are some weaknesses in the direction of the film. Its nowhere near bad, but it still could have been better. The action is still fun to watch, but it never gets bloody or as intense as it even was in the first film. It plays out as a fun, clean fantasy, that despite the lack of brutalness, it still feels like one could immerse into doing those things should they be real. The film feels like a sequel and does make the references to the first film, but still feels like it can stand on its own.
While fixing up some cut characters and elements from the first film, the film also introduces the goings on at a natural pace without trying to lamely cover things up and consider earlier introduced things as retcon, which is more than can be said about Harry Potter, which merely puts things in its films without for the most part making any sort of real continuity or grounded connection with the other films, choosing instead to make each film stand on its own. Sea of Monsters has both a sequel and stand alone feel to it, which is how films should be.
Why should sequels ignore what was previously established in the earlier films? The Harry Potters changed pretty much everything to fit the needs of the story without for the most part thinking of new ways to handle the story elements, in trying to maintain the books justice.
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While on the note of Harry Potter, one simply cannot compare it to any of the Harry Potters. Yes, there are similarities, but, being the huge Potter fan that I am, I barely thought of Harry while watching this movie. There will always be similarities and comparisons, but is not every movie comparable to another?
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Even some that people would not even think were similar such as the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy being comparable to the original Star Wars trilogy. They will always exist, but there will always be one person who has NEVER seen the first film to have the idea, and even some who have seen both ideas and may like the newer one that has the old ideas better because of how it is executed. The first film felt that the script was rushed in and was hopeful to be more than its script. This film feels like they really revised and mapped out what they wanted from the script instead of just seemingly writing the script over night without revisions.
Jackson , is not annoying in this film like he was in the first film.
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This time he is more mature, yet still retains his comic characteristics. Unlike the first, where there were merely just cameoized characters, and small things hidden in the real this one feels more like there actually is a hidden universe. R6ex Aug 30, I fell asleep halfway through. The mix of modern and ancient settings just don't cut it. Its ridiculous to see high-tech machinery in an ancient setting. The boss is too weak! No excitement at all. First Persey Jackson was way better. The thing with this one is that it missed a lot key points.
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Where the golden fleece is at, there in not part of the book was there an amusement park on the island. Where are the man The thing with this one is that it missed a lot key points. Where are the man eating goats. Where is the hamster woman. Chiron looks old while it only takes place one year later. Percy in the book is 13 while in the movie he is I am very disappointed in the movie.
I somewhat enjoyed it though. Haters gonna hate and the demigods the percy jackson fans and the normal people will like.
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I don't care about the critics because, the normal people will like so badly. I have admit that the plot was great for a kid with greek mythology movie. Doesn't have hard explications, doesn't have anything that makes me sad or makes me hate the movie. I think that was made in the right point. Being a avid reader and interested in the books, the film was definitely suited for me as "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" may feel awfully deprived at times, but despite this, the action and characters are definitely enjoyable to watch. Being a avid reader and interested in the books, the film was definitely suited for me as were the Harry Potter film franchise.
Despite finding numerous tweaks from the books, I really enjoyed the characters and the action packed sequences. With the CG sequences being very well done, and characters being being put into some depth especially towards Percy and Annabeth's characters , "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" is an entertaining flick.
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It's a ok movie, but it feels like it is missing some things. The plot was predictable, and the villain was boring and gets on your nerves. Percy also looks like he's But at least it was interesting?! This movie isn't so faithful to book because of the 1st movie The Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters surpassed my expectations. Quite often in a film series the film creators will test the boundaries in the second film and I think because the movie didn't seem to test the boundaries it kept true to the book and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters surpassed my expectations.
Quite often in a film series the film creators will test the boundaries in the second film and I think because the movie didn't seem to test the boundaries it kept true to the book and as a result was just as good as the first movie. This film is truer to the book series than the first film was, this is perhaps why many critics are giving it such a hard time having little to no knowledge of the source material and once again judging this as they would judge any random movie.