One Sentence: I think this was probably a better book.
After Credits: None
Have you ever watched a movie and you were making excuses for it. Hoping that it would get better or wouldn’t keep getting worse as the movie went on? That you liked the idea of this movie and the story that you hoped that it could be good. That is how I felt about The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones. Which I knew nothing about before I saw this movie.
As I was watching it, I started liking the base story, the roots which this movie was built on, so I told myself things as the movie went on. “Ok, it’s for teen girls, I get it. Well they couldn’t fit all of the important information from the book in the movie. Well they couldn’t spend on the money on CG rendering, this isn’t Harry Potter. ” Which eventually led to, “What is going on in this movie?” and “Why are they in love?”
It all just sadly fell apart. It had a great base and I think that is where the book came in. It had a solid idea about magic, and demons and runes and cool fantasy thing that I would like. It got mucked up by pretty swooning boys, and scattered dialog and confusing jumps in the plot and conflict that left me confused and wishing this movie was a lot better than it was. It just ended up being a better than Twilight teen movie that most of you will never need to see in your lifetimes. It’s a shame too, because it seemed like a good story.