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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – Good family movie but dragged down by some really stupid moments

Percy Jackson - Sea of MonstersPercy Jackson: Sea of Monsters by Thor Freudenthal on Blu-ray
My rating: 6 out of 10 stars

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.

This is a quite decent family movie. I have to say that, in general, I enjoyed watching it and so did the rest of the family. It is a nice young adult adventure with a nice mixture of adventure, action and funny moments.

The special effects are fairly okay most of the time but, unfortunately, not all of the time. In particular, some of the water effects where not so good. The scene where the old tub they are on breaks through the water after having escaped Charybdis is especially bad.

What drags the movie down are some really stupid moments. The overconfident and egoistic bitch always bullying Percy is rather tiring for example. Tyson fumbling around all the time is also not so fun and how come Tyson could stop the bull in the first couple of scenes but then seems to be unable to do pretty much anything? The worst parts are during the final battle though. When Percy rediscover Tyson and they just stand there looking at each other while Kronos is in the process of escaping. Even worse they start to hug each other instead of grabbing the bloody fleece. That scene is really an insult to the viewers intelligence and really dragged down my appreciation of this movie.

Having said that, it is a decent enough family movie and the youngest of the family quite liked it.

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