PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS (2013)
3 and a half out of 5 stars
Percy Jackson is back and this time, he has to retrieve the Golden Fleece from Polyphemus in the Sea of Monsters to heal Thalia’s tree, that has been protecting Camp Half-Blood after it has been poisoned by Luke (Jake Abel, deliciously bad). However, Luke is also after the the Golden Fleece to resurrect Kronos. So, it’s a matter of who gets to the Fleece first and uses it for what purpose.
It’s always interesting whenever demi-Gods are involved but do they have to resurrect Kronos too (I’m talking about Wrath of the Titans)? So now we have teenagers preventing the resurrection of Kronos, whom we all know will destroy the human race. Their journey to the Sea of Monsters is hilarious because of Tyson and his noisy backpack. Nathan Fillion is charming, as usual, as Hermes. Though, the story is screaming for a sequel because the prophecy has yet to be fulfilled. And who’s money is betting on Luke surviving this sequel?
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (2012)
4 out of 5 stars
Before I watched this movie, I was only aware that Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller were in the movie. But when I saw the movie, WOW, even the adult cast were spectacular. Paul Rudd, Dylan McDermott, Kate Walsh, Melanie Lynskey, Joan Cusack and other young stars like Nina Dobrev and Mae Whitman.
Based on the book by Stephen Chbosky (who also wrote the screenplay and directed the movie), it revolves around Charlie, who is taken under the wing of two seniors (Watson and Miller) and truly experiences life and love. It is heartbreaking to watch Charlie deal with the world yet it seems brave of him at the same time because of what happened to his favourite Aunt and his best friend. Sam and Patrick are just the people he needs to get out of his shell.
I have to say Ezra Miller has a magnetic screen presence. Every scene he’s appeared in and I’m instantly attracted to him, like moths to a light. While you can’t help but root for Charlie and Sam, I’m a little partial towards Patrick’s storyline because that cafeteria scene is super saddening. I mean, if you wouldn’t admit it, please don’t rub salt on the wound!
THE THREE MUSKETEERS (2011)
– 3 out of 5 stars
In my opinion, he’s the only one that looks better than Orlando Bloom with a moustache. Logan Lerman looks really young among all the other actors and since I haven’t read the book since Primary School and no matter how many times I’ve heard it, I can’t pronounce his character’s name – “D’Artagnan”. Give me Aramis anytime.
It seemed a little too action-packed, probably to factor in the 3D effects and as much as I liked a strong female presence, or girl power, I didn’t really get how Milady (Milla Jovovich) fitted in. Thank goodness for Luke Evans – who looks even hotter with glasses!
PERCY JACKSON AND THE LIGHTNING THIEF (2010)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars
Why are children storybooks nowadays so interesting? There’s magic, there’s myths and there’s mysteries – all in one.
Anyway, the latest book-to-movie adaptation is Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. When Zeus’ lightning bolt is stolen and Percy Jackson is the prime suspect. It wasn’t till his substitute teacher transforms into a monster (the Fury) that Percy realizes he is the son of Poseidon and he has 14 days to find the bolt and return it before war breaks out between the worlds.Watching this should be like a brief kids version prelude to Clash of the Titans (coming soon on 1 April 2010) because there’s Zeus, Hades, Medusa and the introduction of half-men, half-gods a.k.a. “demigods” (eg. Achilles, Hercules and Perseus – played by hot Sam Worthington). And I was trying hard to figure out who was Jake Abel in the opening credits until he appeared as Luke and I realized he was in Supernatural as the Winchester’s half-brother!
Anyway, the movie has pretty cool effects especially when Percy manipulates the water around him to his advantage. Funny scenes include Percy’s reaction to being given a pen as a “powerful weapon” and Persephone’s lusty lingering looks at his friend/protector Grover.
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