Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Reviews

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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
Whiny, listless and repetitive.
August 8, 2013
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.
August 8, 2013
The kids are charmless, the adults bemused.
August 8, 2013
There is a better film about gods and monsters: it's called Gods and Monsters.
August 8, 2013
Lerman is adroit at looking eager and battle-worthy but not too cocky in a film as much about character development as sword play.
August 7, 2013
There are plenty of bad films to get riled up about in the summer. "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" isn't one of them. This is harmless tween-centric fun.
August 7, 2013
Even for those missing their Harry Potter fix, this is some weak, watered-down stuff.
August 7, 2013
Yes, this is the point in the summer when I outsource my critical judgment to my kids.
August 7, 2013
You might think it would be endlessly awesome being the offspring of an Olympian god, but it seems like kind of a drag, really, for young Percy Jackson.
August 7, 2013
In Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, choosing the dumbest character is a colossal task.
August 7, 2013
Tweens and young teens should be sufficiently distracted by the movie's brisk pace and heroic mayhem - if they're not too unnerved by its at times nightmarish imagery.
August 7, 2013
Before it descends into Percy Jackson and the Things That Happen in Movies Like This, the adventure at times clicks into the inventive groove of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson novels ...
August 7, 2013
With its broad humour and less than serious tone, it's clearly aimed at tween and teen set and it's likely to be a crowd-pleaser among that demographic.
Top Critic
August 7, 2013
Characters don't so much have conversations as read Dungeons & Dragons manuals at each other. The whole thing feels like exposition in search of a story.
August 7, 2013
The movie feels like a watch-the-bottom-line effort that's determined to skimp on everything - guest stars, effects, spectacle - while bringing in new characters we don't care about.
August 6, 2013
This film hits its stride in a way the first one never did.
August 6, 2013
Obviously the bar isn't set that high, but Percy still manages to fumble underneath it.
August 6, 2013
With the young wizards of "Harry Potter" fading from memory, the demigod teenagers of "Percy Jackson" are starting to seem like the next best thing.
August 6, 2013
It's a shame that the millions of readers who fell in love with Riordan's classic-meets-contemporary children's stories have been handed such limp adaptations of the material.
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