In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.
In this retelling of Rick Riordans book, "The Sea of Monsters", Percy Jackson, accompanied by his friends Annabeth Chase, Clarisse La Rue and Tyson, his half brother, goes on a journey to the Sea of Monsters to retrieve the Golden Fleece and save Camp Half-Blood.
Filming Locations: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Opening Weekend: $14,401,054
(9 August 2013)
(USA)(16 August 2013)
Did You Know?
While filming the yacht and lifeboat scenes, Alexandra Daddario learned she was prone to seasickness, which is ironic given that, in the novel, her character becomes seasick on the Queen Anne's Revenge. See more »
When Annabeth discovers the magical powers of the Golden Fleece on a tablet when she is seen running over to show Grover, you can almost barely see that the tablet has nothing on it. See more »
Right off the bat, I will answer one question I know many are dying to
have answered: Did this one follow the book more? The answer: Yes . . .
I never hated the first movie for all of its deviations from the source
material, but I can understand that some did. If the alterations made
to the first movie annoyed you beyond belief, just know now that this
movie only makes a slightly larger attempt to stick with Rick Riordan's
material and you will probably not enjoy this movie much better than
the first. If loyalty to the source material is not your first
priority, I'd recommend you investigate this movie. You might just find
yourself enjoying it.
The plot: Percy and his friends embark on a quest to save their home
from being overrun by monsters. To do this, they must dive into the
heart of the Sea of Monsters and retrieve a mythical object, The Golden
Fleece, that has the power to restore power to the shields that protect
-Not enough time spent actually in the Sea of Monsters.
-A few corny lines of dialogue
-CGI wasn't always top-notch
-A few scenes left me wondering "what was the point of that?"
-The lack of Chris Beck's wonderful musical score, even though the new
composer was alright.
+Lots of laughs
+Good character development
+The characters in the movie were all true to their book counterparts,
even if a good piece of the plot wasn't
+A welcome amount of heartfelt moments
+Alexandra Daddario's beautiful eyes
Okay, that last one was just for me.
All around, it's a fun movie. The crowd that loves this movie will
consist mostly of those who enjoyed the first movie, but anyone might
as well check it out. There's a good chance you will be pleasantly
surprised. (After all, how many movies are there to see in August?