Director Thor Freudenthal’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is not the worst film of the year, so far. That title goes hands down to The Lone Ranger. However, it does have the worst dialogue of the year, so far. And, its construction is just silly.
It reminded me of the TV series Revolution, which has arguably the most attractive cast on the tube, especially its women, but the characters make such idiotic decisions that it has become just too painful to watch. Here is an attractive cast of teens, but their characters’ actions are just too ridiculous to take seriously.
I was tempted to walk out more than a few times, but took solace in rooting for the monsters to eat them.
I will say, however, that some in the audience seemed to enjoy the film. So I suggest… not in any way disrespectfully…that the distributors make special group rates for homes/schools/hospitals for the mentally challenged and bus them in for screenings. They’ll be amused by the images and the plot and dialogue won’t matter.
I give Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters a 2+ out of 5 for its fan base, but 1 out of 5 for thinking people.
PS: Oddly enough, I remember liking the original film in this series, but that had better writing and direction.