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
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.
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Have you read the book or watched the Film?
Which did you like better? Why?
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