Watch: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones 2013 123movies, Full Movie Online – Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, 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 must join forces with a group of Shadow Hunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures..
Plot: In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters and enters Downworld, an alternate realm filled with demons, vampires, and a host of other creatures. Clary and her companions must find and protect an ancient cup that holds the key to her mother’s future.
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Bad and disjointed movie created at the warmth of Harry Potter and Hunger Games series. Only, this time doesn’t work at all. Lot’s of FX for an incoherent and boring story.
Worst of all, no reason to call this episode “City of Bones” since it doesn’t play a major role, at all. At least, not in the movie.
I have not read the books. Judging by the reviews from people who have read them that seems to be a good thing as most of them seem to complain that the movie is not a good representation of the books. Then, when looking at the book ratings at Goodreads there seems to be a rather large spread between reviews loving the book and reviews hating it.
If I had read the books I would expect them to sit on my young adult shelf in Goodreads. At least the movie is clearly for a teenage audience. Nevertheless it is quite entertaining as far as I am concerned. A bit silly and predictable at times but still entertaining. I would even call it a family movie although there where some scenes that might be a bit scary for the youngest ones in the family.
The story is yet another variant of the classical young girl or boy discovers that there are things that go bump in the night and also that she is part of those things. I have to say that I quite like those kind of stories.
As I wrote I found the movie quite entertaining but, although I cannot say that I have anything specific to complain, the movie never really lifts itself above the average crowd of entertaining movies. The special effects are ok but nothing more, the acting is average, the story is okay and so on. It was enjoyable 130 minutes and I never felt bored but I never went wow either.
By the way, it never became clear to me why this episode was called City of Bones though. Maybe that is one of the things that the movie left out from the books.
Harry Potter meets Twilight via Season of the Witch
I wanted to enjoy this movie, I really did. However a very annoying lead character coupled with a below average direction made it really difficult for me.
The story is the classical teen who discovers she has special powers. They probably are trying all of these movies with female leads as to attract the female audience to the productive teen fantasy movie segment. Yet, of course, the chick needs at least two guys fawning over her and protecting her until she finds out how awesome she really is. That’s really lame. This year is the year of witches, all movies and series have to have one, this is one of those films.
Anyway, back to the story. Lena Headey is the mother of a freak again, married with a weirdo again, widowed again. The casting holes actors fall in these days are really specific, aren’t they? The plot proceeds like a mix of Harry Potter finding he is a wizard and the Twilight love triangle … err… angle. There is even a medieval castle in the middle of New York (that, of course, people cannot see).
Bad people are after the main character, of course, but one of them is Kevin Durand in a really tiny role. Give that guy a break, man, he is too cool for these evil henchman roles!
Since I watched Twilight and I watched Harry Potter and I can safely say I wasn’t terribly impressed, but I enjoyed myself, it would have been expected to at least enjoy this film as well, but I couldn’t. The love scenes are ridiculous, the fight scenes don’t make sense, the magical scenes either (check out the one when they battle demons, she freezes them up, and then they try to move around them rather than just kill them like they would do just a few seconds later when the demons unfreeze) and some of the roles in the movie are really confusing, like the one of the great warlock that seems to know all, appear out of nowhere when you need him and everybody trusts him.
The acting wasn’t bad, but the direction and individual scenes were clumsy and sometimes outright bad. I have no choice but to rate it a failure.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director Harald Zwart
Writer Jessica Postigo, Cassandra Clare
Actors Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan
Country United States, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom
Awards 6 wins & 11 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision G-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), DeLuxe, Toronto, Canada (digital intermediate) (dailies)
Film Length 3,569 m (7 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema