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.
In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.
Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
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. Written by
Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »
The film turns around the Golden Fleece's ability to, "heal anyone or anything." It's not explained why Polyphemus, who wears the golden fleece over his shoulder, still has bad eyesight. But just because Polyphemus has bad eyesight by Human standards, it doesn't mean he doesn't have excellent eyesight by Cyclops standards. See more »
[shows Percy and Annabeth Kronos' coffin]
It wasn't easy to find. I had to crawl through the depths of Tartarus myself. And then Cleveland.
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Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) and his friends are enjoying life in the sanctuary. However Luke (Jake Abel) returns after surviving his battle with Percy in the last movie, and poisons the tree that protects the sanctuary. A quest to the Sea of Monsters is needed to retrieve the Golden Fleece to revive the tree. Competitive Clarisse (Leven Rambin) daughter of Aries is given the quest. However, Percy and his friends (Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario) as well as his newly discovered cyclops half-brother Tyson (Douglas Smith) decide to go on their own quest for the Fleece.
I understand the complaints of the critics that this is a lesser superhero fare. When the world is full of realism Batman/Superman and blockbuster Ironman, the CGI here looks lesser and cheesier. This is less realistic taking a lot of 'Harry Potter' DNA to build a mix of funny and action. Logan has fully embraced his Harry Potter, and Alexandra is turning into Hermione. The new half-brother is Ron. I like Leven's energy injection. It is a little bit disappointing to lose Brandon for much of the middle.
They are definitely going for a lot of comedy in this one. The new director Thor Freudenthal probably had a lot to do with that being more used to kiddie comedies. Nathan Fillion snags a funny cameo as Hermes who complains about canceled TV shows. And I think the young actors are gelling a lot better and having more fun this time around.
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