Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (Movie Review)

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is a movie sequel to Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief which was released in 2010. I don't think I've written a review on the prequel but if I did, I am sure that I would have rate it below average. Once again, thanks to Nuffnang for giving me the passes for the movie premiere screening of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.



Director: Thor Freudenthal
Writers: Marc Guggenheim (screenplay), Rick Riordan (based upon the novel "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters" written by)
Stars: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson



In this retelling of Rick Riordans book, "The Sea of Monsters", Percy Jackson, accompanied by his friends Annabeth Chase, Clarisse La Rue and Tyson, his half brother, goes on a journey to the Sea of Monsters to retrieve the Golden Fleece and save Camp Half-Blood.


The movie starts out quite promising with the comical introduction of camp guru "Mr. D.," Dionysus, the witty Greek god of wine. Tucci is hilarious in that part, a god who loves his wine but is being punished by Zeus so every vintage bottle he opens with care turns to water in his glass: "You know, the Christians have a guy who can do this in reverse. Now that's a god!"

There wasn't any existence of God in this sequel. Although it seems that the first movie was three years ago but most of the half bloods are still having teenagers behavior except for Luke Castellan who acted as the villain in both movies. Grover Underwood, the satyr who acts as Percy's companion once again doing his same role as comedy relief and why do they always use a black man for the job. Why can't a white guy be funny? Also I was expecting to various monsters in the sea since 'Sea of Monsters' was part of the title but ended up only showing one super huge monster. That's such a let down. Anyway, there's gonna be another sequel in future.

Conclusion: Well I guess it's just another mediocre fantasy flick, but if you enjoyed the books, I'm sure you'll enjoy the film. If you wanted to go for a try, you might want to watch it on 3D since the visual effects were quite good especially during the climax.

Cut scene: Nil

After credits scene: Nil

Rating: 2 / 5

Release date in Malaysia: 8th August 2013


.: Peace Out :.