Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Reviews

Page 1 of 6
February 27, 2019
Younger audiences may still find themselves entertained by Sea of Monsters, but by slowing down the pace and having some faith in its actors, it could have been so much more.
November 17, 2018
Unfortunately, Monsters is relentlessly derivative and a watered-down sci-fi saga that the tweens and teens will tune out with all the nonchalant gesture of popping a stubborn pimple on their faces.
November 20, 2017
A slight but fun romp through Greek mythology with a modern twist...Grown-ups will hate it, but tween-age kids will have a blast.
September 5, 2017
CG spectacle trumps character but, as engineered market-fillers go, it's at least cheerfully cheap and not unlikeable: a Poundland Potter, as it were.
June 29, 2016
For the majority of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, the titular character spends his time moping over the uncertainty of his heroism.
June 18, 2016
A kitsch-fest; a kit-and-caboodle thematic ransacking sellout, geared to drain your kiddie dollars. Like a city dump, you can find anything in there-but would you want to?
June 7, 2016
It's still a fun adventure for tweens and early teens, but Percy and co are just going through the motions rather than stepping up.
March 30, 2016
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is 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 Rick Riordan juvenile fantasy novels like a road map.
February 18, 2014
...impressively fares almost as well as its above-average predecessor...
February 12, 2014
the film might have been more charming with Ray Harryhausen effects than with CGI
February 6, 2014
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."
December 17, 2013
With sequels of this type, we tend to see the stakes raised and the action increased to even more exciting levels than before, but for "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," things are pretty much the same, but somehow made even blander than before.
December 17, 2013
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.
December 15, 2013
A fine follow-up to the first film in the franchise. The series doesn't regress, but it doesn't improve much either.
September 29, 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.
September 23, 2013
If PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF gave a studio hope enough to jumpstart this franchise then PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS ensures that it 'sleeps with the fishes.'
September 15, 2013
The thin, silly story stretched into a showcase for visual and special effects left me even colder than the cinema (VMax 2, Event, Sydney)
September 15, 2013
The vivid fantasy visuals provide wonderful imagery in this sequel about demi-gods and their quests, although to its detriment, the film is plot heavy and lacking in its emotional arc. It is pretty silly, too
September 13, 2013
These are broad pulp action scenarios that feel sweet, well-worn, and kind of timeless.
September 10, 2013
Only the brightest colors of the Crayola box are used, whether to sketch out the characters' motivations or illuminate the cartoony visual effects.
Page 1 of 6