Monday, January 19, 2015

From Page To Screen (80) Percy Jackson & The Sea of Monsters


First let's discuss the book.
Here is a bit of back story in case some of you aren't familiar with the novel. Percy Jackson & The Sea of Monsters is a novel written by Author Rick Riordan. The book was originally published in April 2006 by Hyperion books and is the second novel in the series. Upon release The Sea of Monsters was generally well received and was nominated for numerous awards, including the 2006 Book Sense Top Ten Summer Pick and the 2009 Mark Twain Award.



Let's take a look at some of the characters.
Percy Jackson - 13-year-old demigod son of Poseidon. Percy is a brave, spirited natural leader, and is willing to risk his life to save friends, family, strangers, and sometimes even enemies. Percy is somewhat short-tempered, and thus has trouble controlling his anger (such as when he sees bullying) and tends to do or blurt out things before thinking, no matter the consequences, causing him to get into a lot of trouble. He also feels responsible for everyone and anything which goes wrong.

Annabeth Chase - 13-year-old daughter and demigod of Athena. Annabeth accompanies Percy to the island of Prometheus and helps him in his quest for the Golden Fleece.

Grover Underwood - A satyr and Percy's guardian who has been captured by Polyphemus during his search for the wild god Pan.

Clarisse La Rue - Daughter of Ares who was given the quest of retrieving the Golden Fleece.


Now let's discuss the film.
In case some of you aren't familiar with the film, here is a bit of back story. Percy Jackson & The Sea of Monsters was directed by Thor Freudenthal. The film was released August 7, 2013 by 20th Century Fox. Percy Jackson & The Sea of Monsters cost $90 million to create and went on to make over $199 million worldwide. Upon release critical reception was mixed to negative with some reviewers commenting that "Sea of Monsters is diverting enough — the director, Thor Freudenthal is savvy with effects and keeps his young cast on point — but it doesn’t begin to approach the biting adolescent tension of the Harry Potter movies."

Major Differences Between The Book & Film
In the BookIn the Movie
   The Party Ponies rescue Percy, Annabeth, and Tyson from Princess Andromeda.The Party Ponies do not appear.
   The great prophecy says that Percy will save or destroy Olympus by his 16th birthday.It is his 21st birthday.
   Annabeth is wounded by Polyphemus.She is killed by the Manticore.
   Ethan Nakamura does not appear until later books.He first appears in this movie.
   The Sirens are evil and attempt to lure Percy and Annabeth.They only appear selling coffee and juice.
   A character is named the Princess Andromeda.She is named The Andromeda.


Tyson is thought to be dead because of the explosion on Clarisse's ship.Tyson was shot with an arrow.
   They were not swallowed by Charbodryis upon entry to the sea of monsters.They were swallowed by Charbodryis.


Percy was turned into a guinea pig by Circe but Annabeth manages to save him.This never happen in the movie
   Polyphemus has two herds of sheep. One herd of regular and one herd of flesh-eating sheep.All the sheep have been eaten by Polyphemus
   There is no mention of Satyrs being attracted to the Golden Fleece.Satyrs are the only ones that can lead the demi-gods to the fleece, because they are naturally attracted to it, says Dionysus.
   in the book annabeth, percy, and tyson fight the hydra and find a monster donut shop.This does not happen.
   Demigods are NOT supposed to use communication devices.Annabeth is seen using a tablet to find a cure for Thalia's Tree.
   They each get their own hippocampus.Rainbow is the only hippocampus there.


   The Princess Andromeda is a huge cruise ship full with monsters, enemy demigods and dazed mortals.Luke's boat is nearly the size of a fishing boat.
 Kronos was not resurrected.Kronos is put back together.

Well, that about wraps up this weeks From Page To Screen. Which however do I like? This week, the book takes the cake. While I don't mind the films, I'm going to be honest and say that the hairstyle change of the main character Percy really distracted me. He just didn't look like Percy to me anymore and it greatly bugged me.

Still not convinced? Check out the trailer below!


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