The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Movie Review

The Mortal Instruments  City of Bones Release Date: August 21, 2013 Director: Andrew Niccol  Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
The Mortal Instruments
City of Bones
Release Date: August 21, 2013
Director: Andrew Niccol
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

     If anyone is actually reading this, I apologize for it  being so long. There’s so much that I need to say about this movie and I didn’t know exactly how to word it the right way. 

     On Wednesday August 21, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones came out for people to finally see. I was so excited. I had nagged my mom into buying the tickets super early so that we would have guaranteed seats. I even went to the theater an hour early, because I was just that excited. I went in having really high expectations. Like, super high. I do have to say one thing. Not sure if it’s relevant, but it angered me to no end. When I was in the Alamo, before they started showing the movie, they started playing clips of horror movies that were about vampires.  City of Bones is not all about vampires. Get that into your head. Yes, there are vampires in the book, but they are not the main characters. City of Bones is nothing like Twilight at all and everyone needs to realize that. It’s like when most people hear that a book has vampires in it or that a book is about vampires, they just assume that they’re all like Twilight.

      But let’s stop ranting. I give this movie 3 out of 5 stars. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but as a book lover and someone who is VERY much obsessed with the Mortal Instruments , I was very disappointed in the movie. The acting was mediocre, information was left out or skimmed over, and things weren’t explained very well.  

     They didn’t explain what the stele was for. The runes weren’t explained very well and the scene where Clary just magically cleans her house with a rune on her arm??? Unacceptable. That’s not how they work. OMG. And that scene where Clary freezes the demons, walks away, but doesn’t kill them. Does that make sense??? Noooo.  

 Let’s talk characters.

  • Jace: I think that Jamie is perfect for Jace. He’s exactly how I imagined him to be and he didn’t disappoint.
  • Clary: Please, please, don’t hate me for what I’m about to say. I do not think that Lily Collins is a good actress. I think that the only thing she managed to actually get right was how annoying Clary is because I’m not a big fan of her in the books. The one scene I didn’t like with her was when she fell on the floor if the Institute and said “Is this the part where you take your shirt of?” I think that’s the whole quote. The way it was delivered was very cheesy and not in a good way. It was as if it was just placed there just because.

  • Simon:  Robert is absolutely perfect for Simon. Exactly as I imagined him to be. One scene I didn’t like with him though was his Spiderman moment with his glasses. “I seem to not need them anymore.” The way he delivered that was kind of over the top and cheesy.

  • Alec: Perfect.

  • Isabelle: Bad-ass and perfect

  • Magnus: What a shame. Godfrey TOTALLY looked the part for Magnus. BUT, he didn’t sound like. Magnus is one of my absolute favorite characters. I was so excited to see him. But then he spoke and I was disappointed. He didn’t have the sass of Magnus. At least they got the cat eyes right.  

  • Valentine: No. No, no, no, nooo.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Jonathan, but who in the world thought that it was a good idea to change his backstory and put those damn braids on him??? No. Unacceptable. I have no words.

     I’m done ranting, because I could literally go on all day and tell you what was wrong with this movie. They are making City of Ashes next year. I just hope that they actually get things right this time. Peace out and have a great school year!!!!

 

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