“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” is the second installment in both the book and film series. Our favourite characters Percy, Annabeth and Grover played by Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson return to partake in another quest. This time they are joined by Tyson played by Douglas Smith and Leven Rambin‘s character, Clarisse. Jake Abel also returns to play the role of Luke.
With Camp Half-blood is under attack and their safe haven dying, the son of Poseidon and his friends all go on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to collect the Golden Fleece to help save their home, whilst also trying to stop an ancient evil from rising and destroying their world.
I actually haven’t read the books for this series, but I have always enjoyed the fantasy genre and really enjoyed this movie. I personally enjoyed it better than the first movie. There were some aspects of the film that reminded me a lot of Harry Potter, but this is bound to happen for most teen fantasy films. Especially considering that Harry Potter is a pioneer for teen fantasy films based on successful book series.
I thoroughly enjoyed the cameo from Nathan Fillion as Hermes making some subtle references to the cancelling of “Firefly” which is always a win in my books. This of course doesn’t take anything away from Logan Lerman who plays lead in this film series once again and is always a delight to watch.
In conclusion, “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” is a great little fantasy film for all ages. It has a great plot, great special effects, a nice cast of actors and gives you a hero that you can root for. I definitely recommend a viewing of this film.