Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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age 10+

Action-packed sequel still doesn't live up to book series.

PG 2013 106 minutes

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Based on 21 reviews

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Based on 146 reviews

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age 10+

This movie is crap!

This movie is a major disappointment. I was hoping for something good and this movie does not live up to the books. Annabeth is not as tough as she could be and Tyson is way better in the book. Read the book, don't watch the movie!

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
3 people found this helpful.
age 10+

Gods Awful

If you want an accurate and extensive review of this movie, read my review on the first one. The same things apply to the Sea of Monsters as well. The only thing is, add Tyson's cast pick to the list of positives I mentioned. To those of you who will not go and read my other review, here's the gist. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! Trust me, I'm the biggest Percy Jackson book series fan there is. And I, without a doubt, believe this is one of the worst, and most inaccurate book-to-movie adaptations of all time.

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