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Skip The Movie, Read The Books Instead!
on February 2, 2015
Just finished watching "Percy Jackson - Sea Of Monsters" released by 20th Century Fox.
I can't help but thinking that "Percy Jackson - Sea of Monsters" is another example of why some books are best left unmade into movies.
Percy Jackson is having issues with Poseidon - he wants to have some quality time with his absent father - who resolves the issue by sending Percy his unexpected half-brother to Camp Halfblood. Doesn't help the issue that Percy's newly acquired half-brother is a cyclops. Oh that Poseidon.
If family matters weren't enough, Percy is starting to doubt himself and there seems to be a prophecy that suggests he's going to be responsible for death and destruction on a widespread scale.
Into this mix throw Luke, who is out to overthrow Zeus and the rest of the Olympians and restore the Titans to power.
So when someone else is chosen to go off on a quest to recover the Golden Fleece, Percy and his friends go off on their own to recover it.
The magice of the books are not in this movie, which is sad. But I don't think the books translate well into movies. Just my opinion.
Recommended only for fans for the series.