Friday, 16 August 2013

Mini Movie Review: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

I was super excited to use my new Scene Visa card at the movies, and I finally got my chance this week. We were originally going to go see The Wolverine, but then I found out that and Smurfs 2 were going to be at the drive in this weekend, we changed our plans so hopefully going to see those tomorrow night and saw Percy Jackson on Wednesday.

To save their world, young demigod Percy Jackson and his friends must find the fabled and magical Golden Fleece. Embarking on a treacherous odyssey into the uncharted waters of the Sea of Monsters (known to humans as the Bermuda Triangle), they battle terrifying creatures, an army of zombies and the ultimate Evil.

I haven't read the Percy books, so I can't tell you how the adaptation was, and that's probably a good thing haha.

Percy and his friends have to go find the magic fleece, because Talia's tree (which forms the protective barrier around camp half blood) has been poisoned. They travel to the Bermuda Triangle, which is apparently outside of Poseidon's domain so Percy's powers are useless. In the Sea of Monsters there is an island that is home to a cyclops who likes to eat half bloods, and he is in possession of the magic fleece.

It sort of felt like most of the movie was just them getting to the Sea of Monsters in various different ways. They make a pit stop to see Hermes at the Olympus Postal Service (the UPS store) to try and find his son that they're chasing. They also take a cab ride with 3 eyeless cab drivers, which seemed kind of random and ridiculous.

The movie was definitely entertaining and had some pretty funny parts to it, but also a few more serious parts as well. It's definitely a movie that adults or kids could enjoy, as I believe are the books. I occasionally found it a little hard to follow with the different gods and children and all the mythical names, but it wasn't too bad that it distracted from the movie. All in all a decent movie, though I probably will not be adding it to my collection.

Stay tuned, there should hopefully be reviews for Smurfs 2 and The Wolverine coming soon, as long as we get to the drive in.

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