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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) Movie Information

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8771

Avg. Rating:

2.33/4

# of Ratings:

24

Genres:

Adventure, Drama

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

08/21/2013

DVD Release:

12/03/2013

Director:

Harald Zwart

Actors:

Lily Collins
Jamie Campbell Bower
Lena Headey
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Robert Sheehan
Jared Harris

 

 

 

 

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Clare Fray is living the life of a normal teenager in New York when she witnesses a murder in a club. Soon after, her mother is taken from her, by demons no less. This leads her down a path of finding her true nature - one her mother tried to hide, but is in her blood. -- Chris Kavan

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  Amoeba Johnny
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03/15/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Oh What Could've Been...

When it comes to "book movies", I've learned to set the bar low. They're never how you imagine them, they take things out, etc. I understand they have to compress a 300+ page book into a 2 hour movie. And that's never easy.

I felt this movie tried to stray too far into Twilight territory. You have your dark, brooding male character who walks around wearing a hoodie (despite using a magic to make himself invisible) until we need to see his face for the lingering shots. The co-dependent female character (though not to the degree of Twilight), and a rag-tag group of throw-away supporting characters.

Which is disappointing because the story is pretty solid and could've stood on its own. The dialogue in the book was snappy and witty, none of that was present here. I couldn't t...

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  smeagol
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10/17/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

vampires demons ware werewolves

vampires ,werewolves and demons. This was like a cross between Twilight, a episode of supernatural and
Beautiful creatures..
Not a bad movie a teen girl grows up not knowing the truth about her mother her family and herself but after her mother is kidnapped by demons the truth unravels thanks to the help of some hunters , enter the love interest and soppy twilight moments .which all leads to a lot of truths coming out and the final showdown at the end . i wont spoil the little twists.
Its not a terrible movie but it does have a lot of faults and flaws , first her friend who was pretty pointless and without spoiling the story was left unresolved , The love interest who goes down stairs to check whats going on but seems to take forever to show up after all hell broke loose lol. very s...

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  smeagol
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i,ll have to see this one by the sound of it.
09/16/2013
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  Victoria
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I've already seen this twice, I liked it so much. Acting is great, story line great. Not too much romance, but lots of different relationship issues, gay, straight, friend, boyfriend, parent, sibling, it has it all. And lots and lots of action. I loved Lily and Jamie together. Their chemistry was intense and very believable. I can't wait for the next movie. It is well worth seeing if you want entertained.
08/26/2013
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  Alice C 92
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I'm a fan of the books but I have to admit I was not satisfy with the trailer. I don't like the choice of actors especially Lily Collins because simply she is too pretty for the part. Also from the trailer I got the impression that they haven't cured the details enough, everything looks really fake and weird (the tattoos, the red wig etc). Obviously I need to watch the movie to be able to judge it but I don't have high expectations because once again Hollywood managed to turn a dark fantasy story into a teenager love story!
11/24/2012
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  Chris Kavan
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Another YA series turned into a movie - I haven't touched this one, but the trailer has me interested - the casting looks solid, the story intriguing - I just hope it doesn't stray too far into Twilight territory.

Anyone a fan of the book? I want to know what I'm getting into.

11/15/2012
9:07 pm CT

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