My review of Percy Jackson: The Sea Of Monsters (Contains no spoilers)

Last night, I went with a few of my friends to the 10pm premiere of the second Percy Jackson movie, and I think I’ve been driving my family crazy telling them all about the movie. So I figured I’d post something on here. XD

There are no spoilers on what actually happens.

Chapter 1

Percy Jackson: The Sea Of Monsters

To start things off, if you’re a “hard-core” fan of Rick Riordan or Percy Jackson, then you probably will sit in the movie theater making a mental list of everything they did wrong. While the second movie was much better (as far as following the book) than the first one, there’s still a big difference between the book and the movie. Personally, I understand that there’s a huge difference between writing a book and writing a screenplay, and I don’t really care if they make the exactly like the book.

In the second movie they didn’t rewrite as many parts as they did in the Lightning Thief. But they did take out few (I think I counted three) small part out, and they added two major events that were not supposed to happen until the fourth or fifth book. But I am very happy that they added a lot the humor from the book into the movie. But I’m sure that if someone sees the movie without reading the book, some of the jokes may seem really corny to them.

But even if you don’t like the movie itself, the makers of the movie still need to get credit for casting the characters extremely well. I already thought that they picked really good actors to play Percy, Annabeth, Luke, and Grover in the first movie.

They changed the actor that plays Chiron, but I think both actors did well (even though I liked Pierce Brosnon more). But I really think they got Clarisse spot on, except for the fact that she was a lot nicer (and less of a bully) than she was in the book. Nathan Fillion plays Hermes, and if you’re a Castle fan, I would suggest that you watch the movie (even if you don’t like Percy Jackson) for the sole of seeing Nathan as Hermes. Nathan did an amazing job, and he was absolutely hilarious in the scene he was in (I just wish he had a bigger role). And for the brief scene that Thalia was in, she did a very good job, and I can’t wait to see her in the third movie.

They played Fall Out Boy’s My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up), in the opening sequence at Camp Half-Blood, and I have to say it was a very good song choice for the scene. I think it was probably one of my favorite scenes! And I was very happy to see that they showed a lot more of Camp Half-Blood in the new movie. Though, I’m now getting obsessed with listening to the song now… :P

Over all, The Sea Of Monsters followed the book a lot better than the first one did. Because of that, the feel of the movie is a little different from The Lightning Thief (you have to see it to know what I mean).

But in the end, it really just depends on whether or not you care about the movie following the book or not. And in my opinion (as a movie fan and an avid reader) the second movie was the best.

Did it follow the book exactly? No. Did it flow well as a movie? Yes.


So yeah, that’s it. XD
If you’ve seen the movie, or have plans to see it soon, please comment or message me, because I would love to talk with someone about the movie. ^-^

Cheerio!
~Christina

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