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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

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

Movie PG 2013 106 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 24 parent reviews

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!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
4 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.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
4 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (24):
Kids say (153):

This quest is a rather epic disappointment unworthy of the Percy Jackson name; skip the adaptation and just read the excellent book. Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series is beloved by both tentative readers and die-hard book addicts, so it's a shame that the movies based on his richly depicted demigod universe aren't nearly as good as his fantasy novels. It's not the cast, because Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) is a terrific young actor -- though at 21 he's too old to play the teenage Percy ever again. That's fine, because it's unlikely the franchise will continue after such a lackluster follow-up to the already less-than-amazing first adaptation.

There's something remarkably telling about checking your watch several times during a movie that's 107 minutes long. To it's credit, there are a couple of bright spots -- like when Nathan Fillion pops up playing Hermes and makes an obvious Firefly joke about brilliant shows that are cancelled too soon, and the inimitable Ron Perlman playing the voice of blind and starving cyclops Polyphemus.

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