Sunday, August 11, 2013

Movie Review- Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters



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!

17 comments:

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Sea of Monsters is my least favorite book of the series, but I am looking forward to seeing the movie at some point. I don't even remember the ending, so the movie probably won't bother me!

Aylee said...

Yeah, that's what I might expect to hear, that I fan of the books would like it less than someone who hasn't read them. I will hopefully be able to read the books soon (as I have been wanting to for YEARS), so once I cross over, I can't expect I'd like this, like your friend, but I'm sure I'd still be curious to see how it turned out. Plus Nathan Fillion!! Love him.

Diamond Cronen said...

I've read the books and I actually really liked it! I had probkems with Annabeths lack of toughness in this one, which in the last one she had...it should be somewhere in the middle. I loved Giles as Chiron (Anthony Stewart head)

Dee @ Dee's Reads
My movie review of Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters!

....Petty Witter said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.

Having watched and not enjoyed Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief for the first time last weekend I'm not in any hurry to see this latest edition.

Erika said...

Ooh, I would love to see this - but I have to see # 1 first! :)

Liviania said...

I saw the first movie (which was hilarrible) before I read the books. Now I've read the books, so I am curious about what they've changed.

Brandi Kosiner said...

I haven't been able to get into this series, but glad htat you enjoyed the movie

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

It has been over three years since I read this and I don't remember much about it so the changed ending wouldn't tick me off like it normally would, I am not a fan of completely changing the movie from the book!

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm so out of the loop. I haven't heard of this movie. It looks like a good flick.

Candace said...

I'm not sure if I watched the first movie or not. I read the 2nd book in the past year but I wasn't in love with it so I might be okay with the ending being different. I'm sure I'll give this one a watch one of these days!

Melanie said...

I am a Percabeth fangirl at heart and adore the books so these movies are on my bad list.

Great review, hon! <33

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I love Percy Jackson and I totally need to go see this movie!

Vegan YA Nerds said...

I haven't read the books (I don't know why, they just never seemed to call to me), so I would probably be ok with the movie, too! It's a shame when they really change things for fans of the original books!

DMS said...

I am looking forward to seeing Sea of Monsters. I thought too much was changed in the first movie (because I loved the series too much and they made changes I didn't understand). I am glad you enjoyed this one- but I am also happy to know how your friend felt so that I can prepare myself for a different ending!
~Jess

Sara @ Forever 17 Books said...

It's interesting how people who have read the book and people who haven't can have different views on a movie. I haven't read the books myself but I would like to check the movies out sometime.

Liz. R said...

I think opinion is generally split between people who have and haven't read the books. Everyone I know who has seen this film and has read the books absolutely hated it, but then those who haven't read them said they enjoyed it. As a massive fan of the books, I don't think I'll be watching this, but glad you enjoyed it!

GABY said...

I only read the first book from this series but I'm really excited for this movie :D I think I will enjoy it!