"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" brings the fantasy-adventure series back for a second film following the 2012 hit "Percy Jackson & the Olympians." Marc Guggenheim crafted the screenplay for the film using Rick Riordan's novel of the same name as the basis. Directed by Thor Freudenthal, "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" opened in theaters on August 7, 2013.
In "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," the title character of Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman), the son of Poseidon, lives with other half-bloods--those children resulting from the Gods of Olympus reproducing with humans--in Camp Half-Blood. Percy is enlisted by Dionysus (Stanley Tucci), director of Camp Half-Blood, to lead a mission to save their home. Their home is under the threat of being destroyed as Luke Castellan (Jake Abel) is dead set on destroying Olympus by resurrecting Kronos.
The task awaiting Percy seems simple, retrieving the Golden Fleece, but it's hardly that. The Golden Fleece is in a very dangerous area, the Sea of Monsters or Bermuda Triangle. In order to venture to get the fleece, Percy gathers a team of other half-bloods including Grover Underwood (Brandon T. Jackson) and his love interest, Annabeth Chase (Alexandra Daddario). Together, they venture into the Sea of Monsters in search of the Golden Fleece.For something a little bit more realistic, check out other top 2013 summer moves such as "We're the Millers, "Elysium," "2 Guns," "Blue Jasmine," "The Wolverine," "The To Do List," "Only God Forgives," "Girl Most Likely," "Red 2," "R.I.P.D.," "Pacific Rim," "Grown Ups 2," "The Lone Ranger," "Despicable Me 2," "The Heat," "White House Down," "World War Z," "Man of Steel," "This Is the End," and "Olympus Has Fallen."
Clarisse La Rue: "Don't worry about always coming in second, Jackson."
Percy Jackson: "You know everything they say about you is wrong, Clarisse. You actually do have a sense of humor."
Hermes: "My dear young cousin, if there's one thing I've learned over the eons, it's that you can't give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it."Hermes gives some words of encouragement to keep the team focused on the task at hand. He reminds them that despite what happens, you never give up on family.
Percy Jackson: "I learned that the Gods of Olympus are real and sometimes they have children with humans called half-bloods. We're pretty much like anyone else you'd meet but with a few notable differences. We live in the only place that is safe for our kind… until now."Percy Jackson gives an overview of the current state of the world. The Gods of Olympus exist, as do their half-blood children. Their lives were pretty normal, at least until their home came under attack.
Anabeth Chase: "Tell me those aren't sharks."
Percy Jackson: "Those aren't sharks."