Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
- 1 hr 46 min
Based on the young adult fantasy book series by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is the second film in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and is the sequel to the 2010 film Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series modernizes Greek mythology, placing many of the gods and monsters of Ancient Greece into the present day. Sea of Monsters draws primarily on Homer's The Odyssey, and many of the mythical creatures Odysseus encounters in his journey--including Scylla, Charybdis, and Polyphemus--are featured in the film. Sea of Monsters centers on Percy Jackson, played by Logan Lerman. Percy is a demi-god, the son of a human woman and the Greek god Poseidon, and with the outside world becoming unsafe for demi-gods, Percy is sent to Camp Halfblood, a retreat for demi-gods and other mythical Greek creatures. There he meets Grover, a satyr, and Annabeth, the daughter of Athena. Camp Halfblood soon becomes perilous for the demi-gods, due to the sudden illness of Thalia, a majestic tree that was formerly one of Zeus' daughters. Thalia serves as Camp Halfblood's gatekeeper and protects the camp's inhabitants from outside threats, but has recently been poisoned, exposing the camp to the outside. In order to protect Camp Halfblood, Percy and his friends must retrieve the legendary Golden Fleece, the only available antidote for Thalia's illness. Finding the Golden Fleece will force the trio to enter the Sea of Monsters, located in the Berumuda Triangle and home to the mythical monsters Charybdis and Scylla, known to destroy any ship that enters their path. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is rated PG-13 and is 107 minutes long. The film opened was released in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 7th 2013, and will be released in other countries in later weeks.