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Published August 24th 2013
20th Century Fox
When I purchased my ticket to watch Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters I was expecting a classic, simplistic tale of good versus evil, a morality lesson for children that if you are a good person you will triumph over bad. What I found was epic fantasy merged with a coming of age story.
The staggering special effects allowed me to dispense with reality while the film lasted, to immerse myself in the world of the film. However the fantasy was brought up to date with touches, such as the messenger of the Gods Hermes running a courier service, bringing the legend of the Gods and the Demi-Gods to a modern audience.
The tale of this film evolves from the story established in the previous and the initial film, but it can stand alone as a story within itself. The backdrop of the film is the prophecy that Percy, the son of Poisedon God of the sea, is destined to either save or destroy Olympus. Despite Percy's destiny being grand and epic the young viewers frequenting the cinema to see Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters will relate to the weight put on the young hero's shoulders. When young we face living up to the expectations to the expectations of family, friends and ourselves. The film tackles the issue of prejudice through Annabeth's weariness of Tyson.Once more the film educates its young audience.
The main focus of the film is Percy and his friends' quest to retrieve the golden fleece from the Cyclops Polyphemus to restore the poisoned tree that protects Camp Half-Blood. The creatures Percy faces are created terrifying and believable through impressive special effects.
The film is visually spectacular as well as gripping and fast paced. It leaves young viewers with a meaningful and informative message.