Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Sunday, 22 September 2019

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild fantasy themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Caught in a vicious triangle.

  • Starring:

    Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Leven Rambin, Brandon T Jackson, Jake Abel, Anthony Head, Stanley Tucci, Connor Dunn, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Nathan Fillion

  • Directed by:

    Thor Freudenthal

  • Running time:

    106 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People/creatures are stabbed, slashed, speared, rammed, slapped, swallowed, punched, hit with objects, shot (Gatling gun), kidnapped, thrown, dragged, bound, near-gored, near-drilled, near-devoured, near-burned, near-choked, threatened, pursued, held captive. Mythical creatures (fire-breathing bulls) attack a village. An animal is stabbed, an animal explodes, a boy falls over a cliff edge. Sword-fighting, reckless driving, vehicle rollover, earthquake tremors, debris, property damage. Animation of demons, swallowed children, death, resurrection. Burning village, poisoned tree, fiery rocks. Shouting, arguing, screaming. Murdered girl mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody faces, bloody grazes, detached eyeball, scar, bones, skulls, stomach slime.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine).

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling, religious references and exclamations. Prejudiced behaviour. Gender stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Greek mythology, Poseidon, Kronos, Golden Fleece, Bermuda Triangle, demigods, travel, quests, adventure, family, brothers, friends, teamwork, father-son relationships, resurrection, prejudice, self-doubt, destiny, prophecy, healing, alchemy, heroes, monsters, surfing, rollercoasters, training, customer service.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased girl, creatures. Murdered girl mentioned. Amusement park, ocean settings. Snakes, giant rat-like creature, seahorse, taxidermy. Centaur, bull-like monster, giant underwater monster, wraith, satyrs, Cyclopes, ogres, evil hags, zombies, evil teens, teen with multiple limbs. Mysterious lights, other-worldly portals, force fields, aquatic vortex, giant wave, magic, giant teeth, shark fins, enchanted objects. Vomiting, campfires. Based on the book by Rick Riordan.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Fun, entertaining, amusing, fast-paced, action-packed, passable, kindhearted, slick. Classic storytelling, impressive CGI, witty script, competent direction.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Hackneyed premise, lacks dramatic tension, underwhelming effects, thin emotion, dumb characters, routine script, lacklustre, scrappy, mundane plot, uninspired dialogue, whiny, repetitive, muddled.

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