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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

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When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World.

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Harald Zwart

Writers:

Jessica Postigo (screenplay by) (as Jessica Postigo Paquette), Cassandra Clare (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lily Collins ... Clary
Jamie Campbell Bower ... Jace
Kevin Zegers ... Alec
Jemima West ... Isabelle
Robert Sheehan ... Simon
Robert Maillet ... Blackwell
Kevin Durand ... Pangborn
Godfrey Gao ... Magnus Bane
Lena Headey ... Jocelyn
Harry Van Gorkum ... Alaric / Werewolf
CCH Pounder ... Dorothea
Jared Harris ... Hodge
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Valentine
Aidan Turner ... Luke
Stephen R. Hart ... Brother Jeremiah (as Stephen Hart)
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Storyline

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. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action, and some suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the book, Luke's pack consists of many members both male and female. In the movie, Luke's pack is made of only a few men. See more »

Goofs

When Blackwell is felled by Hodge's disc, it is embedded in his back and he falls forward. Hodge goes to the lever, never retrieving his disc but moments later as Isabelle and Simon are leaving, we see Blackwell still face down but no disc in his back. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Clary Fray: I just don't know how to look at the world anymore. I don't see street and traffic lights and cars. I see demons and angels. Everything's different.
Jace Wayland: The world's the same. You're the one who's different.
Jace Wayland: [starts his motorcycle] Don't you remember what Hodge said?
Clary Fray: What?
Jace Wayland: All the stories are true.
[they ride off together]
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Referenced in Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.71 (2012) See more »

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Goldberg Variations BWV 988, Aria
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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I read the book and still loved it!
21 August 2013 | by georgiax-434-620312See all my reviews

I read this book before watching the film and i was apprehensive to see if they would get all the important things from the book into the film. I think they did a very good job to get it all in, in just over two hours.

Cast: I thought they cast this film perfectly and all the characters played there roles perfectly. My favourite character from the book and film is Jace as he was so witty and he was really witty in the film which is good.

Story line: The story in this film is all very cramped together as the book was quite big so i think the screenwriter done a good job fitting it all in the 2 hours.

Music: The music in this film was perfect and fitted in with the film perfectly.

overall i think this film was impressive but there was some things that they changed which makes me wonder how they will be changing the story line in the second film.

Worth a watch...

7/10


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Release Date:

21 August 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,336,957, 25 August 2013

Gross USA:

$31,165,421

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$95,396,573
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2.35 : 1
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