Not Much of a Monster
Percy (Logan Lerman) and his friends are going about their day to day business at Camp Half-Blood when it comes under attack and in serious danger as the tree protects them starts to die. With things looking bleak Percy along with his friends and Tyson who he has just discovered is in fact his half brother whilst also being a Cyclops end up on a quest to find the Golden Fleece as its healing powers may help the tree.
For some reason I remember little about when "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" came out other than it being in 3D was made a big thing of. I can see why as there are numerous scenes which use 3D as a gimmick to entertain a young audience who will get a kick at seeing a cog roll towards them. I am sure that same audience will also get a huge kick out of all the effects used from the creation of monsters to the way Percy can leap and bound all over the place. And I am sure all that leaping and bounding during various adventures which sees them end up in an amusement park will also entertain as it does keep things moving along nicely with lots of action and some comedy chucked in there as well.
But whilst that may be the young audience dealt with what about anyone else. Whilst I have never read the book on which this is based I have spoken to some who have don't rate this at all. And then for any grown ups who for whatever find themselves watching this, well whilst there is the quest there is a lot more special effects and more and so it goes on. Basically there isn't a huge amount for anyone else because all this is is an effect packed action and adventure movie.
What this all boils down to is that "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" isn't a bad movie, for the young audience it is intended the countless effects and humour will entertain but for anyone else there isn't much more other than a scene stealing performance from Nathan Fillion.