Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Reviews

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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 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
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 13, 2013
These are broad pulp action scenarios that feel sweet, well-worn, and kind of timeless.
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.
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.
August 16, 2013
Worthy adaptation of the Rick Riordan novel, and should set up the next installment in the series.
August 16, 2013
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.
August 15, 2013
It's great fun for kids
August 12, 2013
A smart, derivative load of Bulfinch, its director Thor Freudenthal has a name perfectly suited to link the mythical and the psychoanalytical.
August 12, 2013
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.
August 11, 2013
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.
August 9, 2013
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.
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