Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Whiny, listless and repetitive."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"Even for those missing their Harry Potter fix, this is some weak, watered-down stuff."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"...impressively fares almost as well as its above-average predecessor..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A good special effects family movie that's every bit as accomplished as 'The Lightning Thief' and possibly better-even if it doesn't follow the fantasy novels like a road map."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"A fine follow-up to the first film in the franchise. The series doesn't regress, but it doesn't improve much either."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Precious little about this is particularly memorable, but it's the odd touch of local color that makes these routine acts of derring-do a bit easier to bear."
‑ William Goss,
"Yes, this is the point in the summer when I outsource my critical judgment to my kids."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"the film might have been more charming with Ray Harryhausen effects than with CGI"
‑ Mark R. Leeper, Mark Leeper's Reviews
"With sequels of this type, we tend to see the stakes raised and the action increased to even more exciting levels than before, but for "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," things are pretty much the same, but somehow made even blander than before."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"More pretty good, if forgettable FX-driven franchise fodder...proficiently directed...also features the ever-surprising Stanley Tucci, who sports the latest in a long line of formidable movie wigs."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"There are plenty of bad films to get riled up about in the summer. "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" isn't one of them. This is harmless tween-centric fun."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"You might think it would be endlessly awesome being the offspring of an Olympian god, but it seems like kind of a drag, really, for young Percy Jackson."
‑ Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times
"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters doesn't present a world with depth or originality... but as far as cinematic adaptations of young adult novels go, it thankfully strikes the right tone.""
‑ Russell Hainline, Movie Mezzanine
"There is plenty of action, the acting is good and the story is good enough to get by. It is not a bad film. It is about like the first film in the series."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"If PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF gave a studio hope enough to jumpstart this franchise then PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS ensures that it 'sleeps with the fishes.'"
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
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