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Awful. Just absurdly awful.

By tx_capricorn
Written August 22, 2013
Fantastically beautiful set pieces, completely incoherent storyline with no connective tissue between scenes, zero chemistry between the lead characters (or any of the characters at all), awful acting, mediocre special effects, and at least a few moments where Kimberly and I were like "We should have gone and seen Kick ***2." Huge disappointment, not even worth the price of a DVD rental. Felt like a WB channel production that got way bigger than intended. Even my girlfriend, who loved the series, was asking to leave the theater. Major disappointment all the way around. Avoid.
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Nothing like the book

By mirandabarclay
Written August 26, 2013
The movie itself wasn't bad, but if you read the book be prepared to be confused! Too many details are missing or diffrent and story lines out of order. If you have not read the book, it was enjoyable.
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

By fred1
Written August 24, 2013
What a fun film to watch! Jamie Campbell Bower and Lilly Collins were HOT playing off each other! The story line was good with many humorous moments . The special effects were great! The cast was put together nicely which made the acting great. I would highly recommend this film for the young and young at heart. (I've never seen Jamie Campbell Bower look as HOT as he does in this film!!!!!!!!)
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A- for film adaptation of the book

By fairyspellbook
Written August 22, 2013
While containing slight alterations from the book in the same way that the 'Harry Potter' films differed from their books, this movie is well cast, well acted, and visually beautiful. If book readers can forgive and forget the variations, they will enjoy watching Jace, Clary, Simon, etc come to life on the big screen. That being said, any non-readers in the audience may be confused and feel they are missing part of the plot or character development, as this movie does not do well as a stand-alone film. Viewers should have some base knowledge of the character history and an understanding for the way runes work. A- for film adaptation of the book B- for a stand-alone film
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Great Graphics

By brenahollie
Written August 28, 2013
Graphics were amazing! wish I could have seen this in 3d. its got an enigma wrapped in a love story wrapped in an enigma! I loved it! and hope to see a sequel. They better have one cause they leave you with unanswered questions that they better answer in the City Of Ashes!
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