Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG) Pavilion, Galashiels

Undated Film Still Handout from Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters. Pictured: LOGAN LERMAN as Percy Jackson, DOUGLAS SMITH as Tyson, ALEXANDRA DADDARIO as Annabeth, LEVEN RAMBIN as Clarisse and BRANDON T JACKSON as Grover. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Fox UK. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews.

Undated Film Still Handout from Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters. Pictured: LOGAN LERMAN as Percy Jackson, DOUGLAS SMITH as Tyson, ALEXANDRA DADDARIO as Annabeth, LEVEN RAMBIN as Clarisse and BRANDON T JACKSON as Grover. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Fox UK. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews.

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Percy Jackson has an ordinary name, like Harry Potter.

He has a bunch of friends, all half bloods – related to the ancient gods – who stay in a protected forest community, a bit like boarding school, without quidditch.

Suddenly, Evil breaks through their defences. PJ and pals rush off to find the golden fleece, which is going to help them in their fight. Their search is accompanied by Special Effects, representing The Entertainment.

The kids stick it out. They have to. They have no choice. Monsters of every shape and size snarl and snap at them. It’s a field day for CGI.

The problem – one of many – is that personality-wise the half bloods are no match for the monsters. PJ (Logan Leman) is as interesting as salad cream.

His mates are no better, even the cyclops kid who thinks people pick on him because he looks odd.

The only one with an iota of charisma is the black centaur dude with fancy hooves.

Despite the resurrection of a fiery giant and the beauty of a silver sea stallion, The Adventures of Peter the Porcupine would be more fun.