The Mortal Instruments

City of Bones

DVD - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Mortal Instruments
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.


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Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan

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Jan 04, 2015
  • elainexiao rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sooooooooooooooooo Goooooooooooooooood

Oct 04, 2014
  • Neha17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

TBH the Jace in the book is way better than the Jace in the movie.

Sep 14, 2014

glad that you have the movie can you get the soundtrack i always see the music video of Ariana Grande singing almost is never enugh i hope that you do get the soundtrack soon to your collection of soundtracks of this movie you have soundtracks of cds from the movies i hope you can get it soon to your collection the soundtrack of mortal instraments city of bones .

Aug 29, 2014
  • Imagine_That rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

If you forget about the book, this movie is pretty good, but overall it is not nearly as exciting and has many more gaps to be filled.

Aug 29, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This DVD movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. Very predictable but still entertaining.

Aug 07, 2014
  • decaalis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

love this movie i have watched it 3 times already if i could watch it every day i would

Aug 01, 2014

i waited forever for this movie and it came out completlly missing the story mangus looks different than i expected but you have to give them some credit for making him asian cuz clary says he is in the book but c'mon guys she is suppose to be stronger not ohhh jace love me she is suppose to hate him first and she likes him ahhhhggg i could go on forever wit this rant sooo wrong

Jul 28, 2014

I have to agree. THIS MOVIE INSULTED THE BOOK! Why did Valentine look like-I don't even know. Clary wasn't ANYTHING like the book. They left out parts. They added in unnecessary crap. Jace was a terrible actor. And don't even get me started on Magnus. Simon was the only one who acted anything like he should. And for another thing, WHY WAS THERE NO RAT SIMON? Why did they add that completely unnecessary fight with the vampires? It sucked.

Jun 23, 2014
  • gage2010 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I liked the visual effects of this movie but was very disappointed by the casting. Jace was the only one who looked right while Alec and Isabel were too short and Clary was too pretty. Don't get me wrong, the next two girls I'm talking about are pretty, but I feel that Clary was supposed to look like a cross between Hayley Williams of Paramore and Merida from Brave simply because they actually have bright red hair and have more cutesy yet plain facial features. Don't even get me started on Magnus and Valentine. SO WRONG.
Skip the movie, read the books.

Jun 17, 2014

This movie does not compliment the book. The movie has different order of events and is missing crucial details. Also the ending occurred in a completely different area with a different ending altogether. I will say if you didn't read the book the movie is fine but if you read the book the movie is messed up.

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Apr 18, 2014

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

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Jan 25, 2014
  • white_ferret_13 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Jan 04, 2015
  • elainexiao rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Does killing demons count??


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Apr 18, 2014

"We need you. I need you." ~Jace


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