Thursday, September 12, 2013

Book-to-Movie Review: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) Poster
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson #2)
Book by Rick Riordan

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 while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.

After the last disappointment we suffered four years ago with the release of The Lightning Thief movie, needless to say my expectations were low for this movie. Likewise, I had seen the negative reviews. 

I went anyway- how could I not? 

The plotline- ridiculous. Percy does and says a lot of unnecessary things. While they did more or less stick to the book, they had to do a lot of explaining about Kronos and stuff which they left out in the previous movie. While doing that, they even screwed up the mythology behind it. Really?? The book is one thing, but at least get the original Greek story right. 

So they finally remembered Annabeth is blond. Four years too late, buddy. 


The fight scene: Ok, besides the fact that they raised Kronos two books too early, it should take more than 1 sword thrust from Percy to take him down. At this point I didn't even bother to remark anything to my friends. I just rolled my eyes. 

The positives? 

There were some pretty funny lines, Tyson was was a really heartwarming character, you gotta love Logan Lerman. The hippocampi was cool too. Percabeth shippers will get some hugs to cheer for. Other than that- Go watch it, enjoy seeing your childhood brought to the big screen, and try not to get annoyed too much.

Rating: 2.5 stars


1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I feel like a lot of book to movie adaptions just... fail. I saw the first movie before I read the books (reading them now) and thought it was pretty good. Now that I have almost finished the series, I saw the trailer for this movie and thought it looked so cheesy and the special effects seemed lame as well. Glad to hear she's at least blonde, now. Continuity, people. Great movie review!


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