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Digital HD Release Date: Dec. 3, 2013, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 17, 2013
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99, Blu-ray 3D Combo $49.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) stars again as the titular Percy, son of Greek god Poseidon. When their beloved Camp Half-Blood starts to die, Percy and his friends, including satyr Grover (Brandon T. Jackson, Get a Job), must go on a journey to find the famed Golden Fleece to save the day. The problem is, they have to go through the sea of monsters, battle terrifying creatures and get past an army of zombies.
Film: "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters"; Cast: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Leven Rambin, Brandon T. Jackson and Jake Abel; Director: Thor Freudenthal; Rating: **1/2 - light and engaging.
Set in Greek mythology, "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" is the second film adapted from Rick Riordan's book series "Percy Jackson and the Olympian". It is a light adventure film with degrees of magic, mystery, romance and comedy.
The film begins with a foreword stating that the Greek gods had many children, some of whom were half humans who were easy to terrorise. The prelude features four kids - half human. »
- Shiva Prakash
With the release of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Hollywood’s endless quest for the heir to the Harry Potter throne continues. Luckily for fans of the series, this installment, though far from original, is fun, light and fast-paced enough to both entertain its young target audience and keep parents in tow from falling asleep.
For those who either missed the last Percy Jackson adventure or have forgotten the series’ set-up in the strangely long lapse between this and 2010′s The Lightning Thief, Percy (Logan Lerman) is the teenaged, demigod son of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. He resides at Camp Half-Blood (a blatant Harry Potter lift, but honestly, what isn’t in these kinds of movies?) with his friends, all also descended from Greek gods and goddesses.
This time around, Percy and his friends are forced to embark on a quest for the Golden Fleece, located in »
- Isaac Feldberg
New Delhi, Aug 16: "Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters", a sequel to the 2010 fantasy film "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: the Lightning Thief", will release in India Aug 30.
The film will release in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, said a statement.
The movie continues the adventures of Percy Jackson, played by Logan Lerman, and his friends, as they search for the Golden Fleece at the titular Sea of Monsters to save an ailing magical tree that protects their home from foes.
The Fox Star Studios is producing the film,. »
- Rahul Kapoor
Forbes magazine unveiled its list of top-earning authors from last year, with "Fifty Shades of Grey" writer El James taking the top spot with a whopping $95 million, beating such authors as James Patterson and Stephen King. James is a former TV executive a fan of the "Twilight" books, which her "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy is based on. While James' books are about to be turned into a movie, "Twilight" author, Stephenie Meyer, just told Variety that she has no plans to continue to the franchise. "I get further away every day," she said. "I am so over it. For me, it's not a happy place to be." Other authors on the list are Patterson with $91 million, Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games) with $55 million, Bill O'Reilly (Killing Lincoln) with $28 million, Danielle Steel with $26 million, Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) with $24 million, Janet Evanovich with $24 million, Nora Roberts with $23 million, »
E.L. James made a big splash with the release of her best-selling trilogy, "Fifty Shades of Grey." The former fan fiction author reportedly made $95 million over the past year, making her the top-earning author between June 2012 and June 2013. A reported 70 million copies of "Fifty Shades of Grey" were sold during the first eight months of the book's release.
Forbes writes that "the e-book format was a key factor" to landing James at the top of the magazine's annual list. Following close behind her was longtime juggernaut James Patterson, who made $91 million in the same time period.
Coming in third place is "The Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins, whose franchise earned her $55 million. Then there's Bill O'Reilly, who made $28 million thanks to his two books "Killing Lincoln" and "Killing Kennedy," and Danielle Steel, whose back catalogue of 128 titles earned her $26 million.
A second outing for Rick Riordan's demigod Percy Jackson is an effective counterblast to Hogwarts
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This is the second film based on a series of children's novels about Percy Jackson, half-human son of Poseidon, and the adventures he has with other young demigods who live at Camp Half-Blood somewhere in North America. The books were written by high-school classics teacher Rick Riordan to entertain his young son, though one might suspect they were not entirely uninfluenced by the idea of replacing the mythical mishmash taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with the real Greek thing. A smart, derivative load of Bulfinch, its director Thor Freudenthal has a name perfectly suited to link the mythical and the psychoanalytical.
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- Philip French
★★☆☆☆ The suitably named Thor Freudenthal helms Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), the sequel to the semi-popular 2010 fantasy adventure Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. Last time around, Percy (Logan Lerman) discovered himself to be the son of Greek sea deity Poseidon, and consequently a half-god with the ability to control water. Learning his trade at demigod school Camp Half-Blood, Jackson embarked on a quest that would see him prevent Mount Olympus from destruction. Although based upon the books of the same name by Rick Riordan, the film did feel all too much like a sub-par Harry Potter copycat.
Since his heroics in the first film, Jackson's status amongst his fellow demigods has dwindled. A new hero has emerged in Camp Half-Blood in the shape of daughter of Ares, Clarisse (Leven Rambin). However, when the magical barrier that protects the school is poisoned, Jackson and his friends must take it upon »
- CineVue UK
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- PEOPLE Movie Critic Alynda Wheat
In an era of The Hunger Games and Twilight, can this movie, released this week, learn the lessons that those book to movie genres give and redeem itself from its first film? Check out our thoughts in here!
My fascination with the Percy Jackson series started four years ago, when a younger Matt and his friends went to the Cinemark Theatres in Rockwall, TX to see The Watchmen. A preview for Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (which I still believe today to be the longest title in the history of cinema) came on. As I watched the previews, I couldn’t help but feel excited about this upcoming movie despite the fact that I had never even read a page of the books. Three hours later, I was in a Barnes and Noble buying all of the books and delving deep into the mythological tween world that is Percy Jackson and the Olympians. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (SCNS Matt)
Any thoughts that a second Percy Jackson and the Olympians film would drag Rick Riordan's "Greek Godchildren" franchise out of the shadow of Harry Potter are dashed the moment Percy and his "half-blood" friends pile into a supernatural taxi in "Sea of Monsters."
The cab may be driven by the three haggling, wisecracking Graeae of Greek myth -- blind women with one eye between them -- but it's a pure Potter picture moment.
And with every magical creature that turns up, which one of these half-human sons and daughters of Poseidon or Athena then identifies -- "Look, it's a Hippocampi!" "Oh no! It's a Charybdis!" -- the comparisons to Harry & Co. grows.
But "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," the sequel to "The Lightning Thief," is never less than a workmanlike and likable substitute for kids who like their entertainment magical.
Logan Lerman has said that he felt no pressure to emulate the success of the Harry Potter movies with the Percy Jackson series.
Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief was directed by Chris Columbus, who made the first two Harry Potter films.
Of whether he felt pressure from the studio to live up to the success of the Potter films, Lerman told Digital Spy that he did not, though he admitted that the studio may have wanted to emulate the success of the big-screen series.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is in cinemas now.
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How does a teenager attempt to lead a normal life after he has learned he’s the son of a Greek god? That’s one of the many questions we posed to the cast and director of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters… and their answers likely are going to surprise you. The sequel, derived from author Rick Riordan, follows Poseidon’s offspring Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) on an adventure into the heart of the Bermuda Triangle to attempt to retrieve the Golden Fleece before it falls into the clutches of the wicked Luke, son of Hermes. We trekked to New York City to interview the stars of Percy Jackson. Here’s what we found out: 1. There are how many effects shots?! “If you...
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I saw 2010's Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, but for the life of me I don't remember what happens and after watching Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, I still can't piece the entirety of the first film together. However, the only important details the audience seems to need to know are 1.) Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) is the demigod son of Poseidon; 2.) Percy did something great in the first film by catching the Lightning Thief; and 3.) Luke (Jake Abel), the son of Hermes, is a bad guy. If there's more to know, I'm sorry but I'm at a loss, not that it really matters. I could read my review of the first film as a refresher, but that feels like cheating... sort of like how the studio is cheating anyone that pays to see this mess. An adaptation of Rick Riordan's second Percy Jackson book, this time around »
- Brad Brevet
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is the follow-up to 2010′s Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief – both big screen adaptations of Rick Riordan’s five part Percy Jackson book series. After preventing a world-threatening civil war between Zeus and Poseidon, the celebrity status of Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) has started to fade. New demigods have been upstaging the titular hero, most notably the daughter of Ares, Clarisse La Rue (Leven Rambin), causing Percy to question whether his earlier victory was nothing more than beginner’s luck.
That is until the magical barrier protecting Camp Half-Blood is breached and Percy is once again called upon to defend both human as well as demigod kind. Joined by his friends Grover Underwood (Brandon T. Jackson) and Annabeth Chase (Alexandra Daddario), along with ...
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- Ben Kendrick
I think the critique of this film is best said as follows: If Rick Riordan’s prequel, Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief is given a rating of good to fair, then Riordan’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters would be classified somewhere between fair to poor. Maybe three years between films is too long. I had some high hopes for this adventure/fantasy, but was fairly disappointed by the mediocre special effects and extremely corny dialog.
Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) is the son of mythical Poseidon. He is cute and likeable with his desire to save Olympus from the great Kronos – an ancient evil being raised from the dead by the bitter Luke (Jake Abel). Kronos, just so happens to be the father of Poseidon. But is ruthless, and would be the demise of everything if he is allowed to rule again. In the meantime, there is a camp where all »
- Betsy Russo
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters makes a great case for second chances. I haven't read Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson novels, but the 2010 adaptation of the first book, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, was abysmal. There wasn't one good thing about the film, and it felt like the series would go the way of other stillborn fantasy franchises. But in the demigod's second adventure, director Thor Freudenthal find a place for the young hero by tapping into a solid PG adventure movie that takes the maturity of its cast and pairs it with fun action pieces, charming humor, and an enthusiasm that gives Percy Jackson a rare second chance at a first impression. The opening narration quickly explains that Greek gods sometimes have children with humans, and those children, "half-bloods", have special powers. Poseidon's son, Percy (Logan Lerman), lives with friends Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) and satyr Grover (Brandon T. Jackson »
- Matt Goldberg
Ray Harryhausen recently passed away, but the kind of quasi-mythological adventure for which the animation legend created skeleton armies and horrifying harpies is alive and well in "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters." Sure, the effects are all computer-generated now, but this franchise delivers the kind of silly, all-ages fun that's appeared far too infrequently on the big screen since 1950s "Hercules" star Steve Reeves hung up his toga. For this second in a series of films based on the novels by Rick Riordan, director Thor Freudenthal ("Hotel for Dogs," "Diary of a »
- Alonso Duralde
Three years after his last underwhelming adventure, the half-blood son of Poseidon returns to bastardize Greek mythology once again in “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” an epic showcase for mediocre CGI and slapdash screenwriting as the franchise ignominiously passes from “Harry Potter” helmer Chris Columbus to “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” director Thor Freudenthal. Though this copycat franchise — about a camp where the gods’ teenage spawn learn to harness their powers — is still chasing the coattails of its wizard-world cousin, Fox’s minimal Stateside marketing push proves the studio is focused more on overseas returns, where the original earned nearly $138 million.
Looking old enough to be thinking about college, Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) is still horsing around with centaurs and satyrs at Camp Half-Blood, where he has developed a rivalry with hyper-competitive Clarisse (Leven Rambin), clearly the heir to some of war god Ares’ more combative qualities. The hokey camp »
- Peter Debruge
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