Now For Something Different: Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters

Media Review
-Because Sometimes It’s Good To Have Variety


Release Date: 7th August 2013
Where Seen: Cinema
Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Myth, History
Amazon Price: £12.75 (At the time of when I published the post)
Movie Poster:
IMDB Description:
In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Starring: Logan Lerman (Percy), Alexandra Daddairo (Annabeth), Douglas Smith (Tyson), Leven Rambin (Clarisse), Brandon. T. Jackson (Grover) and Jake Abel (Luke).
Director: Thor Freudenthal
Production Company: Fox 2000 Pictures
Based On: The Novel: Percy Jackson and the Sea Of Monsters by Rick Riordan.
This film was really good, the plot was great and it still had the humor that i love out of these novels. It also held a number of emotional scenes and tonnes of Action! it started off on a good note with an awesome scene of a the Camp wall climbing challenge. I am admittedly a big Riordan fan, so after the first disaster of a Book/Movie conversion (even though the film itself was OK) i wasn’t expecting much… i was wrong. The production crew have obviously made much more of an effort and this movie was indeed close to the plot of the book. It wasn’t as good as the likes of Harry Potter or The Hunger Games which were near enough spot on, but they made an effort to correct even the smallest details such as Annabeth’s hair colour! It did miss out one of my favorite scenes from the book (The Sirens) but I know they would never be able to fit everything in. Thanks to them now acknowledging that Riordan’s novels exist i can carry on and enjoy any sequels that are made!

Rating of the Comparison To  The Book: 


Mr. D:[Mr. D poured some wine into a glass but it turned to water immediately and it was revealed that it is a punishment from Zeus] “You know the Christians have a guy who can do this but in the opposite direction”
[looking up at the sky, as if speaking to Zeus]
Mr. D:“now that’s a god.”

Annabeth:“It’s a Chariot of Damnation.”  
Grover:“Looks like a New York City cab.”  
Annabeth:“Same difference.”

Tyson: “What is going on!!”
Annabeth: “Percy’s trying to kill us”
Tyson: “Well.. its working!”

Tyson: [Speaking to the Hippocampus his father sent] “Hey Girl”
[It huffs in his face like it is disgusted]
Tyson: “Boy?”

Overall Rating:

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