The Mortal Instruments
City of Bones
Release Date: 8/21/13
First off I have to say anyone who reads this blog knows I love the Mortal Instruments. I consider it to be one of my favorite YA series so I may be a little harsher than most when it comes to this review. I also want to warn you there are going to be a lot of spoilers. How can I explain why I gave it only three stars if I don't point out specific facts?
Moving on I am one of those people who understands not everything can be exactly the same way it was in the books. I get that you are dealing with a different kind of audience so subtly may not always work. One huge complaint I have though is when Hodge and Valentine come right out and say they are going to lie about Jace and Clary being brother and sister! I mean come on, this is a huge plot motivation in the next books how can you just let everyone know?
Ok I'm getting ahead of myself I should probably try to do this in a more systematic way so let me get back to the beginning of the movie and start from there.
I thought over all the casting was well done. I would have preferred someone with a broader body type to play Jace I think the actor they chose seemed to lanky. Since I took my husband to see the movie I asked him for his feedback and he said his only complaint was that Jace seemed too small to fight "those big guys". So I guess I'm not the only one who felt that way.
I know the second I post this I'm going to think of a bunch of other things that bugged me but I think I hit the big ones.
Overall if you hadn't read the books I think it would be a decent movie. Its just frustrating as a reader when things that seem so important to the story get left out or changed. Overall I think The Hunger Games was a much better book to movie adaptation.