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      The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Reviews

      Oct 28, 2023

      The start follows the book rather faithfully but even then some of the scenes strayed from the books especially near the end where it mixed bits from the first 3 books and it turned out rather confusion and other than the actors the script just felt flat and the action scenes useless or badly choreographed it tried to do to much but at the same time is a fun movie on its own but don't read if your expecting a movie that pays the book justice.

      Oct 24, 2023

      Wildly inconsistent! I haven't read the books, but I feel like whoever made the movie hasn't had much practice, it was all over the place. I thought most of the actors were fairly good choices. Really loved Clary and her mom, both excellent actresses. I guess just summing up my thoughts- I was disappointed in the way several parts played out, very disappointed with the score, which really could have enhanced the film, but had the wrong music in the wrong places at the wrong volume. Very poorly done. Hodges- while good actor choice, his character was also very inconsistent. That really bugged me. The fighting scene with the vampires- not at all believable. The werewolves- very unimpressive. The demons- great CGI, but inconsistent with their abilities. I also didn't like the love triangle. The show left some loose ends in my opinion. Maybe for a sequel, but if there's a sequel we need to get a new film maker

      Aug 21, 2023

      Another one of my favorite movies of 2013!!! Just to be clear I don't hate this movie, but I do understand the massive issues other people have with it Based on the best-selling book series by Cassandra Clare clearly this is trying to follow in the footsteps of 'Twilight' being so popular SONY Pictures and Harald Zwart adapt the series starring Lily Collins, CCH Pounder, Lena Headey, Jamie Campbell-Bower, Kevin Zegers, Jemina West, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, and Jared Harris in another one of the many YA novel phenomenons Clary Fray is a teenage girl, she lives with her mom and has a best friend, Simon oblivious that he's in love with her Clary starts having weird visions of unusual symbols and at a nightclub witnesses a murder or so she thinks Suddenly she finds out her mom has been kidnapped by unknown assailants; it turns out the world we live in is blind to another that exists in front of us All the monsters that go bump in the night like demons, vampires, werewolves, warlocks, fairies, exist we just can't see them Clary finds out from a warrior called a Shadowhunter named Jace that she isn't a Mundane (someone from the human world) Her mom was a Shadowhunter too and they banded together to take out a former warrior named Morgenstern who wanted to abuse an item called the Mortal Cup The cup itself could be used to summon demons if mishandled so Clary's mom hid it for safekeeping Everyone is after it and Clary is introduced to a bigger world she never thought possible fighting alongside Jace and his fellow warriors Isabelle and Alec and their leader Hodge The film attempts to open a new mythology with the Shadowhunters and the various monsters I do admire the costumes, the weapons, the props, and the ultra gothic feel they’re going for The special effects are pretty solid and the action sequences are easy to follow because the camera lingers on them long enough without any of the fast-paced editing getting in the way Thankfully the romance in here isn't that heavily focused on and you have a great assortment of actors I really like Lily Collins a lot in this but it's a shame Meyers is only in the movie towards the last half Not to mention the filmmakers try to cram so much stuff in over 2 hours so it can't help feel bit jumbled as a whole plus there’s various subplots that get dropped too quickly The humor in certain scenes keeps it afloat whether it's intentional or not I give them props too they’re not afraid to explore homoerotic themes It's got a great soundtrack, a sweeping score, some clever plot twists, and the finale has plenty going on to keep busy This is clearly for the tween audience members so obviously there will those who dismiss it entirely claiming it emasculates things It’s sad the film got immensely negative reviews and bombed at the box office but thankfully it got a second redemption when it turned into a TV series At least it tried so maybe it’ll get another resurgence in the future…who knows but I don’t hate this like so many are saying

      Aug 9, 2023

      Still one of my favourite movie after 10years. Got my Mom stuck into it too! Also watched the series, both are great! Still wish they did a second movie to it! Actors did a great job 👏🏽

      Jun 19, 2023

      This is almost like the Twilight films and the other films that has everything to do with vampires and werewolves but this has nothing to do with vampires at all. It has something to do with not just werewolves but it does have some, it has demons and shadowhunters are out to kill them. When Clary Fray played by Lily Collins begins seeing a strange symbol, her mother has been kidnapped and she joins with Jace Wayland played by Jamie Campbell Bower who killed a man who turns out to be a demon. She comes across a demon dog and it turns out that Valentine Morgenstern has the possession of the cup to control all Shadowhunters and demons. Yeah, the opening is really rushed when her mother is being kidnapped and the acting in this film is not that good. It looks like it's been cliched but I don't wanna talk about it. I'm not a huge fan. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is a disappointing fantasy action film. Surely there are many fantasy films I like but this, this one just doesn't appeal to me on any level.

      May 14, 2023

      Do not waste your time with it Jamie and lily are the only good things about this movie tbh

      Dec 29, 2022

      I love this, it was confusing at first and then it was great and understanding, you can put the pieces together

      Oct 2, 2022

      Chroniken der Unterwelt – City of Bones, ist ein Fantasyfilm von Harald Zwart (Regie), das Drehbuch schrieb Jessica Postigo. Am Anfang ist die Geschichte total verworren, aber mit der Zeit entwirrt sich alles. Die Enthüllungen häufen sich, selbstironisch mit Spannung, knackiger Action, guten Effekten und mit einigen originellen Überraschungen. Mit engagierten „Jung" Darsteller, alles für die jungen Kinobesucher zugeschnitten.

      Sep 23, 2022

      It's boring and forgettable. The writing is subpar. You think it'll be good because of the actors but it's just Hollywood junkfood. Clary is also a super annoying charactar. She makes decisions that someone with basic common sense and deductive reasoning wouldn't make which makes me irritated at the writers.

      Sep 1, 2022

      Absolutely brilliant movie. Much better than the series. Wish they'd make another one

      Aug 18, 2022

      Movie was horrible, TV shows fantastic! Read the books 💕

      Aug 10, 2022

      It's my favorite movie and i think that i haven't appreciated it enough.

      Jul 25, 2022

      Mortal instruments failed at the box office for a reason. A bona fide stinker of movie. Very cliche, predictable, takes a bunch of ideas from other fantasy films and does nothing well with it. Wooden acting by Lilly Collins, cheesy one liners that made me cringe. Of course there's a teenage love triangle in this. I've never read the books but I imagine the film didnt do it any justice. 2 hours and 10 minutes felt like an eternity. Having werewolves, vampiers, demons, and witches in the same movie could be interesting but i just found this boring.

      Jul 22, 2022

      I honestly thought it was a really good movie and I wish they got to make more. Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower have great chemistry and I couldn't look away from the screen. I truly this was a really good freaking movie

      Jul 19, 2022

      Jamie did a great job as Jace, but that is about it. This strays quite a bit from the movie, and the movie adds in detail from the other books, not just the first. If you have not read the books and want to, do NOT watch this movie first. Read the first three Mortal Instruments books first and then watch, but go into this movie with no expectations. If you do not want to read the books, then this movie may be well enough to pass the time.

      Jul 13, 2022

      Minha opinião: Um filme de 2013, mas que é atual. Um filme de Lily Collins com #vampiros #lobisomen #magia Lily vive com a mãe e começa a ter lembranças do passado. Em uma noite que ela sai vê guerreiros matando vampiros. Porém somente ela vê, pois existe algo do seu passado. Ai ela descobre que também faz parte deste "anjos" que lutam contra o mal. Entre várias reviravoltas vem o dia do confronto final onde acaba descobrindo o sua verdade, de onde veio e sua verdadeira missão. Além da existência de um triângulo amoroso. Um filme que tem bons efeitos, lutas e até uma estória complexa que você não pode deixar de perder nenhum momento. Uma atuação da Lily mediana. O filme não tem uma boa aceitação, porem eu gostei. Roteiro: Meio complexo, mas boa. Vale apena assistir? Sim, seria legal se tivesse uma continuidade. Nota: 7,25

      Mar 20, 2022

      Big fan of the books, and I felt this adaptation had some pros but a lot of cons. Simon (Sheehan) did a great job, but I felt the other characters were a little shallow/lacking in relation to their book counterparts. Valentine was a massive disappointment too - probably the worst.

      Feb 13, 2022

      Interesting mystery of the secret society but poorly planned & executed, messy actions & suffered from an un-understandable storyline. What actually does a shadowhunter do compares to a demonshunter? Why going on with high heels & tight outfit? At least it's entertaining but nothing more, unfortunately...

      Jan 31, 2022

      Rating: 6/10. 68/100

      Nov 7, 2021

      Es una buena adaptación del libro, con buenos actores.

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