The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is a 2013 American-German action adventure fantasy film based on the first book of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. The story takes place in an urban and contemporary New York City. Directed by Harald Zwart, the film stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao, Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Aidan Turner, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Durand, and Jared Harris. It was released in theaters on August 21, 2013.Wikipedia
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Reviews
Earlier this year, when I watched The Host, I thought this is so bad that it makes The Twilight series look like The Godfather. Well, as it turns out we weren’t at the bottom of the barrel yet. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is so bad that it makes The Host look like high art.
If you fancy action-fantasies like Underworld, Twilight, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, you might like this one.
Director Harald Zwart, who earlier presented Karate Kid, struggles to deliver this rather overtly complicated story effectively. There's so much bouncing around in tone and story that the film flounders with its cheesiness. There are features worth revealing in the film, and thankfully, it is less self-serious than the Twilight films.Nevertheless, the young and the exuberant will find The Mortal Instruments - City Of Bones worth a watch.
The plot is so tedious and boring that it doesn’t hold your interest for more than the first ten minutes. And with every passing minute, you couldn’t care less about any of the characters.
The story is formulaic to begin with but the lack of creativity in this film is staggering.