Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is the second film based on Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series of books about a dyslexic boy turned demi-god. While there are some enjoyable characters such as Stanley Tucci and Nathan Fillion, they just can’t make up for the slowness of the movie.Even with some fantastic CGI, the whole film seemed lackluster in its approach. There would have been so many great stories to tell from Greek Mythology, yet, what was touched on seemed less imaginative than what my 2-year-old could come up with. I will give it this, it does hit it’s plot points, but that’s about it.
The ‘Percy’ character, Logan Lerman, and his demi-god friends are sent off on a quest to obtain the mystical golden fleece in order to save a dying tree that protects Camp Half-Blood. At some point in the movie, after battling against slimy sea monsters, the group finds themselves in Washington, D.C. or rather a poorly shot look at Vancouver with the U.S. Capitol laid over it, which was arguably one of the most inaccurate portrayals of our nations Capitol thus far in movie history.
My suggestion, if your kiddos really want to see this flick, why not have them read some Greek Mythology and then put on their own play instead? It’s sure to be more entertaining!
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