The Mortal Instruments

The Mortal Instruments

City of Bones

DVD - 2013
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Constantin Film ; [Canada] : Distributed by Entertainment One, c2013
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 MOR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Miller1114
Apr 23, 2017

The plot was a bit convoluted and overwritten for such a simplistic movie but, overall, enjoyable to watch.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 27, 2016

I am sad to say that the film makers of this movie completely ruined what was once an amazing book. This movie is so different from the book in multiple ways, that I couldn’t let my eyes be burned by watching it. The movie does not give the book any justice! I believe that I can speak for all when I say that the movie was a massive disappointment! First I would like to comment on the casting. Lily Collins, who plays Clary Fray, did not fully capture the role as I had expected her to. She lacked the physical characteristics that were described in the book. She was not as emotional as Clary was in the book and did not capture the character that is Clary Fray. I believe that this movie could have been done better and focused more along the lines of what was written in the book. Although, I do have to say that I was elated to hear that a TV show was coming out based on the book series: Shawdowhunters. This TV show is exactly along the lines of the book and the casting is fantastic! The TV show I would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat, but I cannot say the same about the movie! - @BakerBooks of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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kamyar2004
Jul 08, 2016

mortal instruments, city of bones, is a amazing book written by Cassandra Clare. The main character of this series is called Clary and the problem is that she doesn't know who she really is and suddenly she figures out who she is and what her mother and her father were.

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ZEKI_FOR_LIFE
Apr 25, 2016

It was good....though I wish Alec and Magnus would have been a bigger part of it....:(

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BookNerdoftheWorld
Feb 28, 2016

Jace was sarcastic and casted right. Alec and Magnus Bane were sooooo wrong. Luke and Simon were perfect. Alaric was good but not awesome. They definitely changed the simon-idiot-turned-rat-thing. Overall it was a better movie rendition-of-book then the Percy Jackson movies (don't even get me started on that) book was better though.

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Britty346
Aug 01, 2015

This movie had some good elements but it's not the greatest movie out there. It felt like a mixture of a lot of other teen flix. The power tattoos were pretty cool and the different concepts of the spiritual world being amongst the human world was interesting too.

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Flower1000
Jun 22, 2015

I haven't yet read the book but I would like to because the movie was very good

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Adelheid
Apr 28, 2015

Nah,

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CuddleyBear
Apr 26, 2015

the book was waaay better than the movie but it was still really good.
note from aunt: definitely for mid-teens! but not appallingly boring for ageing aunties.

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Neha17
Oct 04, 2014

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

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ZEKI_FOR_LIFE
Apr 25, 2016

ZEKI_FOR_LIFE thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Aug 01, 2015

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Jun 22, 2015

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Apr 26, 2015

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Apr 18, 2014

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_thisisnotnina_
Dec 13, 2016

"my stunning looks"
-jace
the mortal instruments

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haihui66
Apr 18, 2014

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

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