Movie Review - Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Review by Lauren
IMDB Summary: 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.
Review: As someone who hasn't read the Percy Jackson books, I really enjoyed this movie. I haven't watched the first film in a long time, and I do wish I had gotten a little more updated before jumping into Sea of Monsters. Regardless, it was fun to see Percy and his friends again as they set out on another quest!
While I liked the movie, my friend (who has read most of the books) did not like it. She said it was okay for awhile, but the end was completely different from the book and she hated that. This is obviously an issue for many people - the differences between books and movies - so if you're going to be bothered by that, you probably won't like the movie either. But if you don't mind that things are different, or you're like me and haven't read the books, this could be an enjoyable film to see with the family!
Logan Lerman does a great job as Percy, and I love how he shows both vulnerability and strength in equal measures. He's definitely a young actor I love and I can't wait to see what else he does in the future.
A fun addition to this movie was Nathan Fillion as Hermes. He makes a great joke about awesome shows only lasting one season -- it was a cute little "inside joke" if you will.
Overall, an adventurous movie that many would enjoy. Great for guys and girls, which is always a plus!