5 Things Do Before Seeingpercy Jackson
by Jessica Marshall
The next installment in the chronicles of a certain dreamy demigod and his mythological pals is here at long last. The sequel to 2010's 'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief' hits theaters this week.
This time, Percy Jackson, the half-human son of the sea god Poseidon played by Logan Lerman , finds himself on the hunt for the magical Golden Fleece in an effort to save his home, Camp Half-Blood, from certain destruction.
While the movie may be the stuff of legend, it's no myth that we have a list of things for you to do before seeing this film. So before you dive into ' Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters ,' try these five things:
Read the Book
The life and times of the spawn of Poseidon are detailed in a best-selling book series by Rick Riordan. There are five books in the series, of which 'Sea of Monsters' is the second.
Watch 'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief'
'Sea of Monsters' is the long-awaited sequel to 'The Lightning Thief,' which introduced us all to the adorably angsty Percy Jackson, an average Joe who discovers his divine heritage.
Study up on your Greek mythology
If you want to understand what's going on in this film and in the books, you'd better brush up on your Bulfinch's. There are a lot of references to classic figures and objects of Greek and Roman mythology strung throughout. And it will especially enhance your enjoyment of it all if you can name all the siblings of Zeus. Of course, it helps that they're all ridiculously good-looking.
Find the Golden Fleece
According to mythology, Jason and his band of Argonauts searched high and low for the Golden Fleece sheared from a gold-hair winged ram in order to stake a rightful claim on the throne in ancient Greece. The demigods in 'Sea of Monsters' are all after this hot ticket, following a very similar storyline. We're going to be honest though and say that actually finding the Golden Fleece yourself may be a long shot...so we'll settle for a funky gold lame jacket, k?
Visit the Bermuda Triangle
Percy and the gang pursue the fleece by way of the 'Sea of Monsters,' which is essentially the Bermuda Triangle—a legendary triangular region of the Atlantic Ocean where legend has it that ships and aircraft have mysteriously disappeared throughout modern history. Sounds like a great place to vacation! Not. Don't go there. We'd like to see you again.
Watch a clip from the film!
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