Written December 30, 2015
The first part of the movie went along with the book. But I wondered how anyone could follow it if he/she hadn't read it. The second part was all over the place. Completely scattered story and I found myself looking at the time wondering when it would be over. SIGH. I really wanted this to be great.
Written May 30, 2016
The movie was great, yes it did cram a lot of info into the allotted time frame, but it was either that or put it out as a mini series...that would have been good, I wouldn't have complained. I like the story and the movie, I was startled a few times jumping in my seat .overall happy with it and I would go see it again.
Written May 27, 2015
Loved the dialogues,jace is everything like in the book, and despite people complaining about magnus amd valentine, I liked them. Really! Hell yeah,valentine looked like a hippie but he was still as crazy as the book!the experiments scenes,REALLY COOL. I liked magnus because he is much better looking than I imagined!And the cat eyes…. oh lord. I’m not going to start on jamie as jace,alec and simon PERFECT acting because I would have to write a book explaining how they got every detail right about the character!!! The girls were great,too.
Written January 25, 2015
I have read the first 3 books in the immortal instruments series and I thought maybe introducing it in another medium would help. Sadly, that is not the case, in fact the movie does a better job of highlighting how bad the source material is. The special affects are cheesy and given how they monster, demons, etc. where described in the material; it stands to reason they could have used minimal make-up/effects and still came out looking better. Even worse, the lead characters are a mess: it is hard to imagine Jaime as a swoon worthy lead, not that he does not have an aesthetic appeal, just not THIS leading man appeal. Lily , while beautiful, is a wooden actress who makes Clary seem even more boring than the books. The actor who plays Magnus Bane, and the character itself, were both underused. The only light at the tunnel were Aidan Turner and Robert Sheehan, whose delivery made their charterers. My advice is watch this one on cable or some other platform where $10 won't be wasted.
Written May 24, 2016
But yeah... as movie adaptations go, I can live with this. Jamie Campbell Bower is not my Jace, and there were a few other minor/major changes (Simon is never a mouse!), but I can accept them and move on. If you read the book, it's not like the travesty of Beautiful Creatures, so give it a try!