|Dionysus and young Percy|
|Hermes can get any package, any dimension, any time|
Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin) as Chiron, Percy's centaur mentor
Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games, Easy A, Big Night) as Dionysus
Nathan Fillion (Firefly) as Hermes
Missi Pyle (Galaxy Quest , Bringing Down the House), Yvette Nicole Brown, and Mary Birdsong as the Graeae
Percy and his two best buddies, daughter of Athena Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) and satyr Grover (Brandon T. Jackson) set off on a quest to once again save the world and prevent the destruction of their home, Camp Half-Blood, a training camp and refuge for the modern-day sons and daughters of the Greek gods. Zeus & Co. may have retired to Mount Olympus, but they apparently still occasionally come down to earth and have relationships with humans. The trio are joined by Percy's nemesis, daughter of Ares Clarisse (Leven Rambin, who is a very good) and Percy's newly discovered half-brother, the cyclops Tyson (Douglas Smith). There are some nice set pieces, including a visit with the Oracle, Hermes, a hippocampus, the Golden Fleece, and Scylla and Charybdis. The movie, like the books, follows a pretty predictable course, but the kid enjoyed it, which is most of the point. It was also nice for me to dodge one of the many animated movies that were clogging multiplexes this summer. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood for little Minions or Smurfs.
|The gang's all here, L-R: Tyson, Clarisse, Grover, Annabeth, and Percy steal the Golden Fleece from Polyphemus|