Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Cow Dung

Firstly..Happy EID to all who celebrates this wonderful month. Secondly, again since 2010 the tradition of watching a movie on first of Syawal is still going strong. This year the pick was Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters!..it was that or Smurfs 2 .. but Smurfs 2? heh...never gonna happen.

Unfortunately unlike Lightning Thief which I kinda dig, the followup to the first flick pretty much sucked. I'd say the whole story line fails to grasp any interest from me. It went too fast from one scene to another. The journey was lame and way too easy! Whenever the lead encounter any problem it was resolve pretty much at the snap of a finger. I don't get the sense of any real danger from the journey / quest the leads were in. Which says a lot cause the monsters/demons/god they encounter were hard hitters. It's Cronos! for crying out loud! Speaking of which...the end battle SUCKED so hard!

Plot holes! A LOT! I asked a lot of question going out the cinema, and some of the leads actions were weird and stupid ,I wonder why they are still alive. FX apart from the Horse thingy it was nothing worth screaming about..it's also most definitely not worth the extra $$ paid for 3D.

Cast was ok I guess, Logan Lerman is a good actor I have no issues with the chap. Alexandra Daddario caught my eye in Lighting Thief..now...she looks awfully scrawny, me also no likey the highlights. The newbies Douglas Smith (Tyson the Cyclops) and Leven Rambin (Clarisse) were a not bad addition . I told my friends Tyson looked a lot like a young Brendan Fraser and guess what..he was cast as "year old Brendan Fraser" in Blast from the Past. As for Clarisse, I liked her character..she got spunk. (chic was in Hunger Games and wrongfully canceled Scoundrels) The others were just okay, nothing noteworthy.

...except, now here comes the good. Nathan Fillion! Dude was cast as Hermes (not the brand). My friend heard me gasp when I saw him appeared cause honestly I did not know he was in this flick. His scene was the best scene in the entire movie, it was funny and true to what Fillion normally cast as (character wise) ..the insert joke about "a canceled 1 season - cult favorite show" was a hoot! to those that understand it. (i.e Firefly) Also not to just shine the spotlight on Fillion, Hermes talking staff was equally funny. Watch out for this scene.

With all that said..I still dig the mythology behind Percy. The demi-god, weird characters, Cyclops..etc..I still love watching stories about these..well things. But the lacking of a strong story and everything tied up neatly (and so easy) near the end really turned me off at times. Luckily there was Mr Fillion to lighten the mood (eventhough it's really just a 5 - 10 minute scene) which is why I give it a so-so 5/10


asrap virtuoso said...

Tah raye thn ni xde cite best. Aku enjoy gak Lightning Thief dulu tp yg ni mmg membosankan. But at least I have a new celebrity crush.... Alexandra Daddario!!!! Apasal aku mcm x ingat dia dr cite first? mungkin betul scrawny but me likey :p plus her eyes are majestic! Setaraf Saoirse Ronan tuh! Terus aku google pasal dia.

p/s: Nathan Fillion looks fat in this!!

thanezra said...

betul, raya tahun ni entah apa2 pilihan...Daddario tu mmg comel masa Lightning Thief..skrg cam kurus bebenor..dan streak tu x menjadi..but yeah the eyes masih hebat

and yes Fillion looks fat, aku tak ikut Castle tapi member kata mmg dia dah gemuk dlm last season..

TeeTwiddle said...

eh aku lupa nak cakap kat ko semalam..walaupun i kinda like the movie not fancy but like...sbb to me ianya ringan kalau nk ikutkan any movies pun there is non logic pun kan..I prefer this rather than citer apa ntah yang ada labah2 beso the rock belakon tu sampai aku pun tido.

Ha btw..masa cyclops kluar..ada pulak orang jerit dalam cinema "WEIH DAJAL DOWH!! DAJAL!!"

Hahahahahhahaha..adoih...member dia siap "Diamlah ko!" LOL

thanezra said...

aku pon terfikir Dajal sebenarnyer...mmg menakutkan rupa budak tu bila bermata satu...infact the Big Cyclops pon x menakutkan seperti budak tu

TeeTwiddle said...

yeah true terganggu..terfikir tu betul lah i think semua yg muslim mesti terfikir punya... but perlu ke jerit dalam cinema yang penontonya UMUM..

dan cara dia jerit tu...blh jadi offensive kot kalau tak betul gaya...tp mmg cyclops nativenya sejarahnye mmg mata satu ke..hmmmmmm...

reza..juga thanezra said...

Cyclops mmg satu mata, aku refrain from saying that name out loud, cause u know the story..lagi ko ckp lagi cepat dia datang... :D