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Film Review: 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters'
Three years after his last underwhelming adventure, the half-blood son of Poseidon returns to bastardize Greek mythology once again in "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," an epic showcase for mediocre CGI and slapdash screenwriting as the franchise ignominiously passes from "Harry Potter" helmer Chris Columbus to "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" director Thor Freudenthal. Though this copycat franchise -- about a camp where the gods' teenage spawn learn to harness their powers -- is still chasing the coattails of its wizard-world cousin, Fox's minimal Stateside marketing push proves the studio is focused more on overseas returns, where the original earned nearly $138 million.
August 6, 2013