The Mortal Instruments: City of BonesClosed Captioning
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Based on the Best-Selling series by Cassandra Clare. Clary's life is turned upside down when her mother is kidnapped and it's revealed that she and her mother are actually shadowhunters - billed with protecting the world from downworlders such as vampires, werewolves and demons. Clary must discover her talents and save her mother.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 115
- Fresh: 14
- Rotten: 101
- Average Rating: 3.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: References to "Star Wars" and the Harry Potter and Twilight universes pose less of a problem than the increasingly messy action scenes and an overabundance of main characters, more than enough to fuel several franchises.
Rotten: Though it has flashes of promise, Bones traces the footsteps of its fantasy film predecessors too closely to blaze anything close to an original narrative.
Rotten: This desperate Twilight wannabe hits more than its own share of clunky notes.
Rotten: An almost random collection of sexy-supernatural teen signifiers aimed at squeezing the penultimate dollars out of a declining trend.
Great Movie !
Forget rotten tomatoes this movie was good !
Pre-Ordering this Instant!
This movie was beyond my expectations!!
With recent book-to-movie adaptations such as The Lightning Thief and The Hunger Games being below my expectations my hopes were not high for this movie. What I had to realize a few months ago is that they can't follow the book to the word because it would be impossible.
Here are some differences I can remember:
Jocelyn doesn't mention going to Luke's farmhouse
The Demon in pandemonium that gets killed is the person that lets Clary and Simon into the club
The Hodge fiasco isn't well explained at all but from reading the book I know what's going on
Hodge gives Valentine the idea of making Jace and Clary brother and sister
Simon doesn't turn into a rat
Simon begins turning into vampire already
The Portal isn't at Madame Dorthea's
Alec gets hurt by a ravener and there is no greater demon
Some BIG things that I saw show me how much detail they put into this movie though. For instance, there is a blonde girl that flirts with Simon
Jace is at full sass capacity
As is everyone else
The greenhouse scene was spectacularly done
Simon was even wearing a "Made in Brooklyn" shirt which is an incredible detail
Overall I would say that this movie outshines every Young Adult movie adaptation that has been done in the past 5 years
I would 700% recommend this to anyone I meet
Awesome loved the book n the movie!