Movie Review: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

3 Stars

From IMDB: 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. 

Rating: Rated PG for fantasy action violence, some scary images and mild language.

Trailer:

So…I may or may not have a teensy little bitty crush on Logan Lerman. Maybe. Just a little.

ANYWAY. My awkward crush aside, this movie was fun. Sure, it was cheesy and absurd most of the way through, but that didn’t mean it wasn’t fun. I smiled most of the way through, and it was quite entertaining, if rather predictable. It was a nice, pleasant change (especially since the last movie I saw before this was Elysium). It was exactly what I expected it to be; no more, no less. It didn’t have the same polish as the first one. Not that the first was incredibly amazing or anything, but this one had the feel of a less-good YA book-to-film adaptation (possibly because they lost some of their better known actors-Sean Bean, Kevin McKidd). That being said, it was still entertaining in a very nice way (meaning it wasn’t stressful or annoying, and you just knew that everything was going to work out by the end).

Plus, Logan Lerman is adorable.

Did I already say that?

Sorry. So Logan Lerman does an admirable job leading this movie. Not his best acting (I thought he was PHENOMENAL in Perks of Being a Wallflower) but he’s a natural actor who carries the lead without much effort. So not the most stirring performance Lerman will ever give, but not a bad performance either.

There were plenty of ‘rip-off’ scenes, such as the last scene that was STRAIGHT out of Indiana Jones. And the taxi (although one of my favorite scenes) was extremely similar to the Knight Bus from Harry Potter. So, not the most original movie (Which I hear is really a shame since apparently the books are AWESOME-definitely on my to-read list).

Nathan Fillion stole this entire movie. Literally. And he was only in one scene. I am convinced that man can do no wrong. His character was a shining light in the midst of this movie. He even somehow managed to make his cheesy, painfully sappy last line sound not so terrible. And I practically cheered when he uttered a Firefly reference.

There were other good performances by actors Stanley Tucci, Anthony Stewart Head…none of the acting in this movie was bad…but there weren’t really any stand outs (except for Fillion). This movie is whimsical and fun and fast paced. Nothing really bad in it (it’s rated PG for a reason) so it’s a good kids movie (although there was some stuff that might be scary for youngins).

BUT. Annabeth and Percy should just kiss already.

I will be seeing the third if they decide to make it.

Alright, sorry, I’m done. I promise.
Ok, last one, because I LOVE this movie 🙂

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