"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" is an adventure fantasy film based on the first book of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.
THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES
Main Cast: Lena Headey, Aidan Turner, Lily Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jamie Campbell Bower, C. C. H. Pounder, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Kevin Durand, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao, Jared Harris
Director: Harald Zwart
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
MTRCB Rating: PG-13
Opening Date: August 21, 2013
Movie Info: Lily Collins stars as a young girl whose life is upended when she realizes that she's part of a long line of demon-slayers in this Screen Gems adaptation of Cassandra Clare's first book in her series of best-selling novels. Lena Headey and Jonathan Rhys Meyers head up the rest of the starring cast. ~Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
The Positive: "The Mortal Instruments" is a series of six young adult fantasy novels. When its first book--"City of Bones"--became a New York Times bestseller, it was never compared to Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" until the release of the film adaptation. Having said that, The best part of the film are the ones that made the transition from the book unscathed.
The Negative: Clunky screenplay and unimaginative direction make the film looks like a parody of "Twilight". And if you think the "Twilight" films were poorly adapted from the novels, think again. "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" may be one of the worst film adaptations ever.
Memorable Line: "Is this the part where you start tearing off pieces of your shirt to bind my wounds?."
STARMOMETER SCORE: 3.5/10
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