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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...impressively fares almost as well as its above-average predecessor...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

February 18, 2014
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

the film might have been more charming with Ray Harryhausen effects than with CGI

Full Review Source: Mark Leeper's Reviews | Original Score: 6/10

February 12, 2014
Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters doesn't present a world with depth or originality... but as far as cinematic adaptations of young adult novels go, it thankfully strikes the right tone."

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine

February 6, 2014
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

A good special effects family movie that's every bit as accomplished as 'The Lightning Thief' and possibly better-even if it doesn't follow the fantasy novels like a road map.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

December 21, 2013
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

There is plenty of action, the acting is good and the story is good enough to get by. It is not a bad film. It is about like the first film in the series.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

December 17, 2013
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A fine follow-up to the first film in the franchise. The series doesn't regress, but it doesn't improve much either.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3/4

December 15, 2013

More pretty good, if forgettable FX-driven franchise fodder...proficiently directed...also features the ever-surprising Stanley Tucci, who sports the latest in a long line of formidable movie wigs.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3/5

September 29, 2013
Witney Seibold
CraveOnline

These are broad pulp action scenarios that feel sweet, well-worn, and kind of timeless.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 8/10

September 13, 2013
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

A brisk and fun stand-alone adventure that again blends in clever nods to familiar Greek mythology as well as plants promising seeds for larger arcs.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 2, 2013
Isaac Feldberg
We Got This Covered

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is harmless fun, visually exciting and breezy enough to both enthral its tween audience and hold the attention of accompanying adults.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 6/10

August 26, 2013
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

Worthy adaptation of the Rick Riordan novel, and should set up the next installment in the series.

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 6/10

August 16, 2013
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

With a complete change in creative personnel and adjusted expectations Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is a noticeable improvement over the first adventure, but it's still awkward and unsure of itself.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 6.5/10

August 16, 2013
Diana Saenger
ReviewExpress.com

It's great fun for kids

Full Review Source: ReviewExpress.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 15, 2013
Philip French
Observer [UK]

A smart, derivative load of Bulfinch, its director Thor Freudenthal has a name perfectly suited to link the mythical and the psychoanalytical.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

August 12, 2013
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

There can't have been a very big demand for a sequel to 2010's The Lightning Thief, but at least this is another adequate adventure for the teen demigods.

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 3/5

August 12, 2013
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

What it had going for it, though,is that is has the Greek myths, which form the raw material of the story and have enthralled humankind for several thousand years.

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 3/5

August 11, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

While Percy didn't give me a day-long headache like The Wolverine, accepting the extra [3D] dimension distracts from concentrating on who's who.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

August 9, 2013
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald

Interesting. A film based on Greek mythology is done by a guy named Thor.

Full Review Source: Tri-City Herald | Original Score: 3.5

August 9, 2013
Rick Bentley
Fresno Bee

Not every demographic will embrace it, but it should find a solid audience with younger movie fans. Older moviegoers who are tired of this summer's action films with dark tones can find some light relief with Percy and the gang.

Full Review Source: Fresno Bee | Original Score: B-

August 8, 2013
William Goss
Film.com
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Precious little about this is particularly memorable, but it's the odd touch of local color that makes these routine acts of derring-do a bit easier to bear.

Full Review Source: Film.com

August 8, 2013
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