Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters opened in theaters this week, and now the reviews are in.
The film targets teenagers, and to them the movie is awesome, but does it warrant a visit to the nearest movie theater?
Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) is the son of the Greek god, Poseidon, god of the seas. He discovered his true identity in the original, Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010).
In the the first installment he meets Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) daughter of Athena and the satyr Grover (Brandon T. Jackson), together they discover a secret that takes them on incredible adventures.
This time around the friends, plus newcomer Clarisse (Leven Rambin) travel to the Sea of Monsters, also known as the Bermuda Triangle to rescue the Golden Fleece.
But what do critics think of Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters?
The Seattle Times: “Promising start, good cast give movie lift.
Good effects, an adequate young cast, and the amusing presence of Stanley Tucci and Nathan Fillion lift this otherwise warmed-over myth mush movie.”
The film gets only 33 percent from Rotten Tomatoes and one and a half stars, calling it “pretty and packed with action…waterlogged with characters and plots that can’t help but feel derivative.”
Screenrant, says “viewers will get an often silly and brainless quest story” and the film will not attract many others than teens.
The site gives Logan Lerman a good review and blames the failures of the film on the script. Alexandra Daddario and Brendan T. Jackson get moderate comments due to less prominent roles.
Joblo.com, blames the movie makers more than the stars, saying that Logan Lerman does a good job and both him and Alexandra Daddrio are grown-up three years after the original.
They add, Sea of Monsters “probably isn’t going to rejuvenate the franchise and will likely be the last we see of the character unless it makes enough of a profit to do another one.
It all hangs on how well Percy and company do at the box office this weekend and in the future. Estimates range between $20 million and $35 million.
Do you think Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters be the last of the saga?