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The Mortal Instruments

City of Bones
(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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
Notes: Title from container
Originally produced as a motion picture
Special features include: Bringing them to life - filmmakers and cast discuss the characters of The mortal instruments: city of bones; Descendants of the cup - a look at the stuntss and the cast's transformation into Shadowhunters; deleted scenes; music video "Almost is never enough"
Performers: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jemima West, Godfrey Gad, CCH Pounder, Jared Harris, Jonathan Ryhys Meyers.
Summary: 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.
Audience: Rating PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action, and some suggestive content
System Details: DVD; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation, 5.1 Dolby digital, region 1,
DVD; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation, 5.1 Dolby digital, region 1,
DVD
Other Language: English dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles; audio descriptive; SDH
Subject Headings: Teenage girls Drama Demonology Drama Animals, Mythical Drama Muchachas adolescentes Teatro. bidex Demonología Teatro. bidex Animales fabulosos Teatro. bidex
Genre/Form: Fantasy films
Action and adventure films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Fantasy films
Topical Term: Teenage girls
Demonology
Animals, Mythical
Muchachas adolescentes
Demonología
Animales fabulosos
Alternate Title: City of bones
Publisher No: 41771
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE M
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Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan


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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

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

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.

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.

Jun 16, 2014
  • LT rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Definitely a B movie, although it's quite entertaining. Mega-doses of violence and aggression are balanced out with sappy love songs and a night-blooming garden scene that could have come straight out of Beauty and the Beast. There are several glaring inconsistencies in the plot, and the decision-making process that Jace and Clary use is anything but logical. Lily Collins as Clary is lovely to look at, but nothing like the plucky, petite tomboy with the headful of tousled red curls described in the book. I felt that Isabelle, Jace and Alec were miscast...not nearly glamorous enough. However, Simon was credible, and Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane did not disappoint.

To say the truth book jace is better than movie jace wwaayy better

May 20, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Disappointing adaptation of the series of novels, and plays as a cheaper alternative to the Twilight saga.

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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.

white_ferret_13 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 16

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

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