Movie Review – Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
A day earlier than usual because of Thanksgiving for us tomorrow.
Ok, I watched the first Percy Jackson movie and it was ok. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either. So when I got an opportunity to watch the second movie, I wasn’t expecting much better. Typically, but not always, second movies are not as good as the first.
I was pleasantly surprised.
Now this is based on a YA Book, so there was light-hearted humor and some scenes were the resolution to a problem was a bit too easy. But again, this is a movie based on a YA novel.
I loved the twists in the movie and unexpected surprises. I thought the plot and pacing was well thought out and ended up watching the movie instead of writing (it is NaNoWriMo this month so I’ve been squeezing in writing at home whenever I can). Because the first movie was so-so, I thought I’d play this one in the background while I folded laundry and then wrote. At least I got the clothes folded J
My rating 4/5
I would have liked to have seen a bit more action and struggle against the main bad guy, but looks like they aren’t done with him yet. No formal plans have been made, that I could find, on a Percy Jackson 3, but I would be excited to watch it.
Bottom line, if you liked the first movie even a smidge, you’re bound to like Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters better.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.
Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.
Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.
Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.