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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Reviews

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Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Plath
Family Home Theater
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 18, 2014
...impressively fares almost as well as its above-average predecessor...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
February 12, 2014
the film might have been more charming with Ray Harryhausen effects than with CGI
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine
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."
Jeff Beck
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
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.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
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)
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
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
Witney Seibold
September 13, 2013
These are broad pulp action scenarios that feel sweet, well-worn, and kind of timeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dequina
September 2, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 26, 2013
The most memorable scene doesn't showcase Confederate zombies or the reawakened Kronos but 'Firefly' star Nathan Fillion as Hermes, god of speed, dressed like a parcel messenger and bemoaning the fact that the best TV shows are 'of course, canceled.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Isaac Feldberg
We Got This Covered
August 26, 2013
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 | Original Score: 6/10
Jackie K. Cooper
August 16, 2013
Worthy adaptation of the Rick Riordan novel, and should set up the next installment in the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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