Movie Review: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Knowing life as the mundane thing that it is. How would you handle finding out that there was another side to life, filled with magic, and you were a part of that world? In August 2013, Clary has been pulled into that very place, and what she sees will take some getting used to.

Directing this 130 minute action/adventure/drama/fantasy/mystery/romance is Harald Zwart.

Some of the mortals you'll find in this flick are: Lily Collins as Clary, Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace, Kevin Zegers as Alec, Jemima West as Isabelle, Robert Sheehan as Simon, Lena Headey as Jovelyn, CCH Ponder as Dorothea, Jared Harris as Hodge, Aidan Turner as Luke, Kevin Durand as Pangborn, Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane and Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Valentine.

Clary comes home to the scene of a break-in with signs of a struggle. She realizes her mother has gone
missing. As she begins looking for her, Clary starts to learn more than she ever knew, not just about her mother but also about herself. Like the fact that's she's a descended from a group of warriors called Shadowhunters. Their job, protect the world from demons. The longer the search goes on for her mother, the more the forgotten memories become clear in her mind, and the power she posses... begins to awaken. Good and evil, two sides with different motives, but both looking for a hidden item. The fate of the world hangs in the balance, depending on which side finds it. Clary and the hunters must use every bit of training and tools they've got if they wish to stop Valentine's evil plan from being completed.

Yeah this is a tween-ish film. Fantasy/romance... *cough* Twilight *cough*, so not something everyone will want to rush right out to see. Yet, I was kinda surprised because I liked the playthrough. The special effects were really cool and the story was not bad at all. Fight scenes weren't bad either. Cast did a really good job and the script was ok. By the end there were a few unanswered questions that left me hanging, but I guess a lot of movies do that to ya. So if you're looking to get the teens out of the house, give them some money and this title for a suggestion.

It's rated PG 13 for violence and language

3 stars filled with young love and magic... I can't believe I just wrote that.

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