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 and to stop an ancient evil from rising.
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A movie about demi-gods or half-bloods as they are called in the movie. You never see any gods except for Hermes which is just a normal looking guy and isn't godly at all. A boring movie that made me fight to stay awake at times. Watch for free or cheap or don't watch. 4/10
Overall, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters qualifies as a good movie. It has good action sequences, and overall good characters, but the story and emotion felt a bit rushed.
Before, I start talking about this movie, I want to just say that whenever a movie is created based off an original book, I try not to nit-pick between the differences or judge the movie based on how similar it is to the book. To me, if the story is interesting, well-done, and the characters are good and welldeveloped I can enjoy a movie for what is. So, if any of you are hard-core book fans, then you might be let down by this sequel, but for any who enjoyed the first movie, regardless of the books, will probably find this one even more thrilling.
The plot in this story is an exciting adventure that has some truly well-done action scenes. The climax of this movie is also thrilling, although many of the events that occur throughout the film do not occur in the book. As they did in the last film, each of the characters (old and new) in the end, learns something new about themselves, and the others around them. All the actors displayed their characters very well, and gave the audience a good laugh now and then.
Being a huge fan of Rick Rordian's book series, it is easy to complain about suttle little things in the movie that did not match up with the original story, or major events that occurred in the book, but had no appearance in the film. However, my major complaint about this film is that everything felt a little rushed, and gave the film a sort of lacking in emotion.
For example, whenever a character has to deal with an emotional crisis, like Percy feeling neglected by his father or the fact that his brother is a cyclops, is not really expanded on until much later in the film. We are only briefly introduced to many characters and don't learn too much about their feelings or motivations. Another thing I want to bring up is the atmosphere of the movie. Unlike in the first film, and in the books, I didn't get this sense of a magical world enhanced by ancient Greek Mythology. Instead, I felt like writers and film makers tried to cram in as many references to the book and actions scenes as possible instead of stopping for a moment and letting the audience soak it all in.
The bottom line is that Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, in my opinion, has a good general storyline, has some nice witty moments, and has plenty of thrilling action scenes, but if you are looking for a movie that will replicate the book completely, you will probably find yourself disappointed.