Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Movie Review


The first time I saw the trailer for the "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" I decided that I would watch it as soon as possible. I was able to see the the movie but not until on its third day of showing. Now that I watched the film which is based on the book of the same name by Rick Riordan, let me share here my review about the Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters movie.

When the first adaptation was released in 2010 which titled "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief", I made sure to see it as it offered a different approach on using the Greek Mythology characters and stories. And it was like a movie they somehow wanted to be the next big hit after Harry Potter series back then, you know magic, special effects, Greek gods and three young adults main characters. Did I like it? Yes I did but not much. After that first attempt, I thought there would be no more Percy Jackson movie which eventually proved to me wrong, so here today we have the second one based on the second book with a subtitle of "The Sea of Monsters".

The Sea of Monsters tells the story of Poseidon's son Percy Jackson a demigod played by Logan Lerman with his other demigods friends Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) and Grover (Brandon T. Jackson) plus Percy's newly introduced half-brother Tyson (Douglas Smith) who is a cyclops and also a son of Poseidon. They have to find the mythical Golden Fleece to cure Thalia's tree which is dying because Luke (Jake Abel) poisoned it. The tree produces a barrier to protect the camp-half blood and the demigods that live and train in there. To find the Golden Fleece, Percy and his friends take on a quest to the Sea of Monsters which is known as the Bermuda Triangle to the humans where the fFeece is being guarded by a giant cyclops named Polyphemus. However, it is not only the team of Jackson who are after the magical blanket, Luke along with his followers is also at large to get it from them and use it to bring Kronos back to life.

The first thing I was expecting to see in this movie was MONTERS IN THE SEA, but for some reason what I had was only one giant monster that swallowed Percy's team down to its belly which they also managed to escape from it through its belly. I liked how the golden mechanical bull was made, it was like the main highlight of the movie for me aside from how the oracle-like creature in a weird house told the story of how evil Kronos was and how he was defeated by his sons. 




There were scenes in the Sea of Monsters that also made feel like inspired by Harry Potter films, I am sure I am not the only one who thinks like this while or after watching the film. The first one was the cab ride with three eyes-less women which Percy, Annabeth, Grover and Tyson were brought out of the camp. This reminds me of Harry Potter being rescued from uncle Vernon's house by Ron and his twins brothers using a flying car and headed to the Weasleys' house. Another is when Percy was told about the history of Kronos and the prophecy about him which reminded me actually of the movies Hell Boy II: The Golden Army and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, if you have seen those two movies then you know what I mean. Third one was Percy, Annabeth and Tyson riding a horsefish, the same scene I remembered from the Deathly Hallows where Harry, Hermione and Ron were on a dragon escaping from a wizard bank called Gringotts. 

One thing I like about movies is being unpredictable, even if it is a single scene or detail, that gives additional like from me about the movie. Sea of Monsters was able to get that another "like" from me this is where Thalia's tree was not only cured by the Fleece,but Thalia herself was also brought back to life.  Cause all through out the film I was really under the impression that the Golden Fleece would only cure the tree. I didn't think that since Kronos was made alive again by the Fleece, so why not Thalia. Thalia was at the end of the movie revealed that she was the daughter of Zeus. 

As what I have said earlier, I enjoyed the Sea of Monsters but if I was younger than a I am right now, a teenager perhaps then I might have enjoyed this one way better than I did. Although this second installment did not have much stars compared to its prequel where Poseidon, Medusa and the Hydra were part of the picture, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is still another movie of the year to see and it is better than the previous one in its own ways. Now let's see if a third film will still be in store for us in the future.  


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