The Mortal Instruments

City of Bones
(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Mortal Instruments

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Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York City called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures.
Statement of Responsibility: Screen Gems, Constantin Film International GmbH, Unique Features (TMI) Inc. ; produced by, Robert Kulzer, Don Carmody ; screenplay, Jessica Postigo Paquette ; director, Harald Zwart
Title: The mortal instruments
city of bones
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, Dolby digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
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it was good, but I didn't like that it deleted the vampire motorcycle scene and Jace isn't that amusing in the movie. I like book Jace better to tell the truth. Also, Simon wasn't a vampire till City Of Ashes!

Report This Apr 17, 2014
  • Parineeta rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Surprisingly engaging. I watched everything including the deleted scenes and now I want to read the books too.

Report This Apr 11, 2014
  • ashleysears rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Just went and watched it not knowing what the story was about and I actually liked this movie, I thought it was very entertaining, and can see why teens like these books.

Report This Mar 21, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This is another take on demons, angels, vampires and werewolves. But a disappointing take. For 2 hours I was hoping something will happen to elevate the film to a higher level. It never came. Teenagers will find it more entertaining.

Well, there were things I liked about this movie, and things I didn't. I find it hard to watch two fight scenes at the same time, so it just gets all jumbled up and I can't follow. I really liked the artsy things, the runes and the "institute." The rooftop garden was a bit hokey. I liked the staircase there though. I was entertained, but at times it just felt a little cheesy. I'll read the book before I decide to get into this series any further. I think I liked the set, better than the story!

Report This Mar 19, 2014
  • JMGP rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I've enjoyed reading the series and was looking forward to watching the movie. However, beforehand I discovered that the majority of its reviews were scathingly negative. But I thought it was pretty good. On the positive side the casting is strong. I thought the actors who portray Jace, Clary and Simon were absolutely perfect. The director captures the essence of the book. On the negative side, more money ought to have been poured into this project. It comes off as having a made-for-TV feel and the background music is noticeably poor, thereby pulling one's imagination back to the reality. A score with emotion inspiring themes and played subtlely for the most part is more effective. A number of scenes are odd - Clary runs into a Exorcist like child demon in the street who is then kicked to almost death by Luke -? and I doubt that Clary would draw a rune for cleaning up and repairing her apartment. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a fantastic actor and portrays a very compelling villain; but, he is not the Valentine from the book. I'm curious to see the storyline of the next movie because a number of key plot elements have been left out or changed in this one. Looking forward to the next one, nonetheless. Hope it gets made!

Report This Mar 08, 2014
  • lasertravis rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Boy did I want to dislike this supernatural teen action/drama. I didn't. Sadly, The effects were cool and the action was good enough to overshadow the teen angsty melodramatic love story. Story is kind of dopey, but it is superior viewing to the Twilight saga if forced to watch this kind of flick.

Report This Mar 07, 2014
  • lilmisslibrary rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not a bad movie - but I really enjoyed the book much better.

Report This Mar 06, 2014
  • cynthia94066 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

It had potential given the series it is based on, but the last twenty minutes are a hot mess & deeply confusing if you haven't read the books. That said, I showed it to a room full of teen boys and they didn't seem to mind the chaos in the end. At least something was happening. Cheese warning: The love song in the middle of the movie is not good.

i don't understand the haters, this movie was so good i watched it five times in the week i had it. i'm sure the book is better but the film was humorous and entertaining especially if you're a sucker for men in black and leather

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