Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Reviews

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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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.'
August 14, 2013
For the most part, the film's fusion of ancient myth and modern teen fantasy seems clumsy and forced, and the story's all-too generic quest narrative is muddled rather than engaging.
August 12, 2013
Not in the same class as J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, Sea of Monsters nevertheless is a passable late-summer action-fantasy-adventure for younger audiences.
August 9, 2013
None of it's particularly unpleasant, it just smacks of zero effort: a cast and crew perpetuating the franchise solely because some number-cruncher decided it was worth the investment.
August 9, 2013
Scrappy and kind-hearted, with odd flashes of high camp - even if its universe of patchworked Greek mythological elements still makes little sense.
August 8, 2013
The moral of the story, such as it is, is that family is important and, um, appearances are skin deep, I think.
August 8, 2013
A lack of personality is the film's only major problem, but it is major.
August 8, 2013
Whiny, listless and repetitive.
August 8, 2013
Didn't we get past this type of CGI in the mid-90's??
August 8, 2013
The kids are charmless, the adults bemused.
August 8, 2013
This ham-fisted, teen-centric blend of Harry Potter and the infinitely more spellbinding Jason and the Argonauts comes within a cyclops' eyelash of being so bad it's almost (but not quite) good.
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