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PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS Blu-ray/DVD Review

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
PG....106 min.....Adventure, Family, Fantasy
December 17, 2013

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© 2013 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

DIRECTOR: .Thor Freudenthal
WRITER: .Marc Guggenheim
percy jackson: sea of monsters
Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario,
Douglas Smith, Leven Rambin, Jake Abel,
Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion, Anthony Head, Grey Damon,
Mary Birdsong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Missi Pyle
percy jackson: sea of monsters
Website....Facebook....@PercyMovies
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percy jackson: sea of monsters
GRADE: . ★★★☆☆

SYNOPSIS: The magical, mythical adventures of teenager Percy Jackson — son of the Greek god Poseidon — continue in this heroic, action-packed thrill ride! Out to prove he’s not just a “one-quest wonder,” Percy and his demigod friends embark on an epic, cross-country journey into the treacherous Sea of Monsters, where they battle terrifying creatures, an army of zombies, and the ultimate evil. With time running out, Percy must find and bring home the fabled Golden Fleece, which has the power to save his world…and save us all!

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters tells of its eponymous hero’s second quest to save Camp Half-Blood by retrieving Jason‘s Golden Fleece. While Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief (2010) introduced the series’ canon and primary characters, and established the conflict among the Gods of Olympus, Sea of Monsters focuses on the conflict between the Demigods: Percy (Logan Lerman), Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario), Grover (Brandon T. Jackson), and Clarisse (Leven Rambin) vs. Luke (Jake Abel). And, perhaps most importantly, Sea of Monsters introduces the franchise’s arch-villain: the Titan Kronos. Despite many changes from its source book—e.g., the course of Percy and Annabeth’s journey, the omission of some characters, and increased prominence of others—Sea of Monsters‘ adventures are no less exciting and enjoyable.

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Structurally speaking, the YA novel series Percy Jackson and Harry Potter have a fair amount in common: a tween/teen hero, trusty sidekicks, adults who don’t always tell the truth, a peer-turned-nemesis, an overarching and all-poweful villain, an unfortunately vague prophecy, and the fate of the world hanging in the balance. The Percy Jackson and Harry Potter film adaptations also have commonalities: none are precise adaptations of their source books, and all are more enjoyable when viewed as separate and apart from their books. (Unlike Harry Potter, however, the first Percy Jackson movie was not made until after the complete series was published, which allows the Percy Jackson movies to correctly portray characters’ relationships—romantic and otherwise—from the get-go.)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan
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Although the action-packed Sea of Monsters includes its fair share of fight sequences and daunting mythological beasts/dangers, it is nonetheless (probably) not too scary for most children. (For example: A scene set inside the fabled whirlpool Charybdis‘ ‘stomach’ is a little gross-looking, but it seems unlikely that children who lack a sound appreciation for the inner-workings of digestion will understand, and therefore fear, the danger at hand.) And, despite some laugh-out-loud funny jokes clearly aimed at parents and other adult viewers—made by the likes of Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion, Brandon T. Jackson, and two snakes voiced by Octavia Spencer and Craig Robinson—all of Sea of Monsters‘ humor is entirely child-friendly.

Fans of the Percy Jackson series and Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief alike, and all fans of mythology and/or YA fantasy fables will delight in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Add it to your Blu-ray/DVD/3D/Digital HD collection today!
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SPECIAL FEATURES

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3-Disc 3D Deluxe Edition/
Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD

Sea of Monsters Blu-ray 3D Theatrical Version
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Blu-ray
Tyson Motion Comic
Collectible Character Cards
Back to Camp Half-Blood
It’s All in the Eye
Deconstructing a Demigod

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Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD
Tyson Motion Comic
Back to Camp Half-Blood
It’s All in the Eye
Deconstructing a Demigod
percy jackson: sea of monsters
DVD
Back to Camp Half-Blood
It’s All in the Eye

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