Thursday, December 19, 2013

Blu-ray Review - Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Director: Thor Freudenthal
Starring: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Nathan Fillion, Douglas Smith
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: December 17, 2013
Retail: $39.99
Running Time: 106 minutes
Rating: PG


Coming out just in time for Christmas is this week's Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD release of the fantasy family adventure Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, featuring exciting extras, such as Tyson Motion Comic, Deconstructing a Demigod, Back to Camp Half-Blood and It's All in the Eye.

Based on the book of the same name by Rick Riordan is the exciting sequel to 2010's Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, which centers once again on Percy Jackson, the demigod son of Poseidon, and his two best friends, Grover Underwood and Annabeth Chase, whom are all living at the Camp Half-Blood. The magical pine tree, Thalia, has been protecting the Camp Half-Blood for years by creating a shield over the camp, but suddenly the shield is weakened. A Colchis Bull runs into the camp, creating chaos and is eventually destroyed by Percy and friends.

Somehow, someone has poisoned Thalia and the tree is slowing dying. Percy, Grover, Annabeth and his newly found half-Cyclops-brother, Tyson, go a quest to find the Golden Fleece that could possible revive Thalia, but the journey will not be an easy one, as Luke Castellan, the demigod son of Hermes, has returned with a few other foes to find the Golden Fleece, too, as Luke wants to resurrect the evil Kronos!

Percy and his pals must take advice from the god of thieves himself Hermes to voyage through the Sea of Monsters to stop Luke from destroying the world.

Ever since the very first Harry Potter book was adapted into a movie, studios have been grabbing every other children book that is published. Some have been decent, while others have been forgettable, but the majority hardly makes a dent at the box-office sales. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief defied all odds and became an entertaining film that did well at the theaters. Three years later, the sequel Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters was a released and despite getting mostly mixed reviews, it took in over two-hundred-million dollars this year. Most of the cast from the first movie has returned, minus Pierce Brosnan as Chiron who is replaced by Anthony Head. The CGI effects and action scenes look 100% better than the previous film and the cast gives a great performance, but the film's plot is thin and some of the dialogue is a little silly at times. Overall, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is slightly better than the first film with enough humor and action to entertain most kids and adults. 

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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