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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  7 August 2013 (USA)
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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.

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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 Michelle Stone

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Rated PG for fantasy action violence, some scary images and mild language | See all certifications »

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Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters  »

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$90,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,401,054 (USA) (9 August 2013)

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$68,558,662 (USA) (24 January 2014)
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The three demigods who have joined Luke are Silena Beauregard, Ethan Nakamura, and Chris Rodriguez. However, in the books, Silena remained with Camp Half Blood and did not defect to join Luke's gang. See more »

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When Annabeth discovers the magical powers of the Golden Fleece on a tablet when she is seen running over to show Grover, you can almost barely see that the tablet has nothing on it. See more »

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Annabeth: You'd destroy the whole world just, to what, to get back at your dad?
Luke: The Olympians overthrew their parents. It's just our turn.
Percy Jackson: We met your father. He said that he knows that he made mistakes, and he... he told us to tell you to not be so angry.
Luke: Really? And he couldn't even tell me himself. Does that sound familiar?
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7 August 2013 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

Right off the bat, I will answer one question I know many are dying to have answered: Did this one follow the book more? The answer: Yes . . . marginally.

I never hated the first movie for all of its deviations from the source material, but I can understand that some did. If the alterations made to the first movie annoyed you beyond belief, just know now that this movie only makes a slightly larger attempt to stick with Rick Riordan's material and you will probably not enjoy this movie much better than the first. If loyalty to the source material is not your first priority, I'd recommend you investigate this movie. You might just find yourself enjoying it.

The plot: Percy and his friends embark on a quest to save their home from being overrun by monsters. To do this, they must dive into the heart of the Sea of Monsters and retrieve a mythical object, The Golden Fleece, that has the power to restore power to the shields that protect their home.

NEGATIVES:

-Not enough time spent actually in the Sea of Monsters.

-A few corny lines of dialogue

-CGI wasn't always top-notch

-A few scenes left me wondering "what was the point of that?"

-The lack of Chris Beck's wonderful musical score, even though the new composer was alright.

POSITIVES:

+Good acting

+Lots of laughs

+Decent pacing

+Good character development

+Nathan Fillion

+The characters in the movie were all true to their book counterparts, even if a good piece of the plot wasn't

+A welcome amount of heartfelt moments

+Alexandra Daddario's beautiful eyes

Okay, that last one was just for me.

All around, it's a fun movie. The crowd that loves this movie will consist mostly of those who enjoyed the first movie, but anyone might as well check it out. There's a good chance you will be pleasantly surprised. (After all, how many movies are there to see in August? Really?)

Alright, Fox! Bring on "Titan's Curse!"


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