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  • Director: Thor Freudenthal
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 106 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 33
  2. Negative: 8 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Aug 9, 2013
    80
    Marc Guggenheim's script is capable and funny, but the film's finest wit is vehicular.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Russo
    Aug 6, 2013
    63
    Director Thor Freudenthal (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) finds his groove with a succession of flashy 3-D renderings... They’re digitized riffs on the Sarlacc pit from “Star Wars” and the finale of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” — but as with the “Potter” cribbing, when it’s done well, it encourages “Percy” audiences to forgive the derivative chunks and thin emotion.
  3. Reviewed by: Bruce Ingram
    Aug 6, 2013
    50
    The big action set pieces fizzle. And that’s not good for a fantasy adventure movie, especially when the fantasy component is frequently undercut by sub-standard special effects.
  4. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Aug 7, 2013
    42
    The little action in 'Percy Jackson' wouldn’t be out-of-place in a superhero film, which is to say it’s mostly functional, and sometimes quite diverting.
  5. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Aug 7, 2013
    40
    This is some weak, watered-down stuff.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Aug 6, 2013
    40
    Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters continues a tradition of adequacy that could be described as “epic-ish” or “majestic-esque.”
  7. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    Aug 6, 2013
    12
    I'll tell you what's insane: the probability that folks will go easy on this dreck because it's aimed at younger viewers, who are being distressingly trained to expect little from their art.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 56
  2. Negative: 22 out of 56
  1. Aug 9, 2013
    10
    I can easily give a 10 beacuse it's BETTER than the first in so many ways that i can't explain in 5000 characters. It's very nice, fun. It's a good movie for the summer. Expand
  2. Aug 14, 2013
    10
    I have never heard of the webzine Slant before, which could be why they.hate.everything. Seriously, this movie is not intended to be Citizen Kane. Lighten the eff up. Expand
  3. Aug 19, 2013
    8
    Still A Harry Potter Ripoff in Many Ways It's Still A Decent Film For Kids, Teens, Adults And More, The Effects Were Amazing, The Characters Are OK, The Story Is Pretty Good Expand
  4. Jan 19, 2014
    5
    If you're a fan of the book series (like me) I would easily recommend it. If you haven't read the book, you might want to think twice before renting this. Otherwise it would just confuse you. Expand
  5. Oct 5, 2013
    3
    This film feels extremely rushed. It feels like a bunch of terrible scenes put together. Also, the dialogue is terrible. It's really cheesy. I don't recommend this unless you are a huge Percy Jackson fan. Expand
  6. Sep 6, 2013
    2
    Watch in amazement as the main characters hold swords but never actually use them against their foes. Be astonished by the surprisingly terrible story and get ready to be angry at possibly the worst ending to a movie I have ever seen! Expand
  7. Nov 28, 2013
    0
    why the hell did they want to make this movie,it is absolutely terrible with terrible things with terribles actuations,i hated it(and it was made by Chris Columbus wich made harry potter 1 and 2. Collapse

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