Synopsis: Despite saving the day the last time out, Percy has an inferiority complex and feels like he should be doing it EVERY day. This time, he and his friends go on a quest to seek out The Golden Fleece to save the life of a tree that protects the Half Blood camp.
Main Cast: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Anthony Head, Brandon T Jackson, Douglas Smith, Jake Abel, Stanley Tucci
The Hype: More teen fiction for you here as the son of Poseidon sets out on another quest to save the world from the forces of evil. This movie was certainly not marketed as heavily as its predecessor and it shows in the final outcome of the movie. The box office take was poor by most standards and I don’t think a lot of heart was in this.
What I Thought: Pierce Brosnan has been replaced for one which is a bad start, although Anthony Head does a decent job and perhaps should have been chosen for the role initially. Secondly, I found this film to be extremely condescending. I know it’s aimed at the teen market, but treat them like they have some intelligence? The movie is scripted in such as way as to make the audience out to be completely thick and it isn’t a particularly good script anyway, so that’s one thing it has in common with the Twilight films… The special effects were ok, but there are some very dodgy scenes and the whole look of the movie just looked cheap in my opinion. On a more positive note, it does have Nathan Fillion in it and his scene steals the film for me. Just a shame he wasn’t more involved in the story itself. Then there is the glaring plot point problem. Its called “Sea Of Monsters“. The heroes are in it for all of 5 minutes. Surely “The Golden Fleece” would have been a more apt title? Just saying…
Conclusions: Poor script, talks down to the audience, dodgy effects in places, Nathan Fillion isn’t in it for long enough and the title is all wrong. Avoid this one, even if you liked the first film.