[Movie Review] Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

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Director: Thor Freudenthal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

Writers: Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern ), Rick Riordan (based upon the novel “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters” written by)

Stars: Logan Lerman(The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief ), Alexandra Daddario(Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief ,Hall Pass) and Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder, Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief)

Good evening men, women, and children as well as those hidden among us. By hidden, I am referring to the children of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades. This entire movie can be summarized in one very simple word: “ehh?” But please if you do not listen to our advice and go ahead and watch it, please you have got no right to punch the poor attendant that sold you the ticket in the face. You were warned.

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The Script

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As usual, the secret to enjoying movies is zero expectations. So don’t go in expecting a good movie, because your dreams will be shattered. Even with the least of expectations, you will still be shocked.

The scriptwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski got a ‘D’ in this script. ‘Why?’ You ask. The story line didn’t coincide with the title in anyway. It says ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’. Err…how many ‘monsters’ did we sea in the see again? (No pun intended). Well, in the sea? One. Yep, that’s right. One monster. We didn’t even get to see its face. Come on now… But we could just assume that there were many monsters when the name was given, and then all of them got really hungry and went looking for something to munch on. As stupid as it may sound, believe me, that explanation makes a lot more sense than most of the movie.

The script is already written by Rick Riordan basically. SO there’s not much to say here really. The books are amazing (I mean, your imagination will literally explode when Rick writes) so as lOng as they stick to the script, they’ll be good.

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The Directing

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Frankly speaking I half-expected a teeny-bit more action and life to this sequel. Just a little and we would have been good. Here’s a tip, watch these movies before you read the books. Your imagination is always greater than CGI. I promise. The fight scenes were a bit of a drool to me. Not the kinda drool that means you’re panting for more…sadly. Pretty much like child’s play if I may add. But hey, they were kids on the ‘battle field’ so let’s cut them some slack shall we? As expected, the graphics were on point…right where they ought to have been. I guess it was the effects that gave me the push to stay till the end of the movie. That and my 1,000 bucks of course…

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The Acting

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I enjoyed the acting. I’ll give them that much. They did good. Hollywood can never go wrong with having good actors and actresses in a flick. No matter how terrible the script or directing may be they just always seem to find people with talent to fit into the plot. So my opinion about the acting is the usual cliche: *in Bugs Bunny’s voice* Yeaaah…not bad. Wouldn’t say I had a favorite in the cast though. Just the same old bunch of talent you see on the screen. Nothing beyond the ordinary… *yawns* Moving on. My favorite characters were the snake on Hermes’ scepter. Yeah, they did it for me. All in all, the movie was ordinary. Not worth a second viewing at all.

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The Verdict

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Popcorn and Water for me. Nothing more, nothing less. It could have been much better. It was a hard pill to swallow. Maybe, just maybe the next part will rain sodas, popcorn and hotdogs….on second thoughts, I am damn sure it won’t.