Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Movie Review - Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Okay kiddies it's round two for Percy Jackson. Coming high off his success on returning the lightening to Zeus Percy is the hot shot of camp Half Blood. Well kind of. Clarisse keeps kicking his ass. Clarisse is the daughter of Ares, the god of war and she has it in her blood. The camp Half Blood is surrounded by a barrier keeping out all beings that cause them harm but Luke, son of Hermes, who also was the Lightening thief is again the bad guy. He finds a way to break the barrier putting the kids into harm. The tree that provides this barrier was created by Zeus because his daughter was killed trying to get into Camp Half Blood because she and her friends were running from Cyclops. So the tree, aka Thalia, starts to die and the only way to save her and the barrier they need to find mythical Golden Fleece that can heal anything. Annabeth, daughter of Athena, confides in the teacher telling him about the Golden Fleece and the quest is given to Percy's arch nemesis Clarisse. 

Percy with the help of Annabeth, Grover a Satyr, and Percy's half brother Tyson, who is also the son of Poseidon, and also a Cyclops, leave Camp Half Blood to find the Golden Fleece before Clarisse. The meet plenty of strange creatures and gods on their way, leading them to the final showdown between good and evil. 

During the quest Percy finds out the Luke is going to use the Golden Fleece to raise Kronos, a Titan and father to all the gods, and he's not a nice guy. Not giving too much away since it's a kiddish book you know that no one is going to die but things happen just not deaths and they succeed with the help of Clarisse who they find on the way. 

Overall it was an okay movie. I enjoyed the first one but I'm not a Percy Jackson fiend but I do enjoy them. There is some action and some comedic moments. It's a great movie for tweens and the young at heart. I will definitely tune in for the next installment.

I will give this movie my 'V' Stamp of approval. The only thing that would tip it over to the 'F' stamp for failure would be the fact that this movie did not need to be in 3D, there was nothing in the movie that made it necessary for 3D. So 2D gets my approval, 3D, not so much. 

1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen this movie, but I saw the first one. I LOVE Greek mythology, always have!