‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’ (2013, dir. Thor Freudenthal, USA)

Percy Jackson

“The film seems to enjoy playing tricks on its viewers, as it takes the tension derived from drawing protagonists within a whisker’s distance of their demise, and drives it toward the logical conclusion of assumed fatalities. Across the course of the film, almost every character dies – or appears to die – and subsequently returns back to life. Some of these resurrections vary from miracles one could spot a mile off, to legitimately clever swerves, to cheap justifications. But what they all have in common is a desperate compulsion to trick the audience into emotional immersion through the easiest route possible – death – and then switch the rules at the very last minute.”

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