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The Mortal Instruments

City of Bones

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.
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE M
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, Dolby digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, rda
Alternate Title: City of bones


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Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan

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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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

Saw the movie first and now I'm reading every book in the series. Looking forward to the next movie and hoping it follows the book a little more. I'm 57 years old and finding the books are very good reading!

Jan 27, 2014
  • bears1985 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It was good unbelievable but good. Not sure this will be a series if so it will be ok and defiantly is better than twilight series!

Jan 07, 2014
  • rutansh rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I don't know about the book, but the movie is not good at all. The story has lots of potential to be made in a good movie - but this one is not worth. Don't waste your time.

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Jan 25, 2014
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