The Mortal Instruments – City of Bones
(2013) Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Jemima West, Aidan Turner, CCH Pounder, Kevin Zegers, Godfrey Gao, Lena Headey, Robert Maillet, Kevin Durand, Jared Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
I’ve wanted to see this film since it came out, yet at the same time, I didn’t. I’ve read the first two books of the series, and they were pretty darn good, especially for YA fare. It’s been recorded on my pvr for months now, but I kept passing it over for other stuff. But my sister begged to watch it (again), so this time I finally gave in. And I’m glad I did, it was much better than I was expecting. They changed it quite a bit, but that’s ok, since the memory of the book is kinda hazy. I remember certain scenes, but as a whole, it’s pretty much faded away. Which is good, otherwise I’d be more upset at the changes. The acting was alright, nothing really special, but all the actors were competent. The effects were pretty good too, if a little over-cgi’d in some parts, although the werewolves could have used a little more work, especially the teeth, which were atrocious. The characters all look like they’ve just stepped out of a music video, but I guess that’s ok, too. All in all, it was a fun little film, and gets a good 7/10 from me.
This film is not currently streaming on Netflix, but I’m sure it will be soon. Enjoy!