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Disappointing...

By LuvMyK9Cop
Written August 21, 2013
Bummed out. I love the book series and re-read City of Bones before going to see the movie. The hype surrounding the movie was tremendous and exciting. Unfortunately the movie just seemed to jump from one exciting scene of the story to the next with little or no connection or explanation. There was little to no character development and that caused very little investment from me, the audience, and I just didn't really connect or care about the characters because of it. If I had not read the book, the movie would have made NO SENSE AT ALL. And because I read the book, I knew what was missing but at least I could understand what they were trying to do. This book just jumped off the page when read and is such a stunningly visual story that I cannot figure out why they couldn't get it translated well in movie form. So very disappointed!
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Would see it again!

By seal8280
Written August 21, 2013
I read all the books and believe they stayed pretty much true to the books except for cutting out certain parts, but maybe there were time constrictions. However, if you have not read the books, you may not understand it all as well.
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Worst book adaptation I've seen

By lindslovela
Written August 22, 2013
I don't even know where to start, this was truly awful. The books are so wonderful and full of opportunities, this movie crapped all over that. I understand that not every detail can make it in to the movie, but they changed so much from the original story when they didn't really need to. Worst of all they took one of my characters, Magnus Bane, and removed any ounce of charm or wit, and made him boring and deadpan. Overall the acting was terrible (with the exception of Simon played by Robert Sheehan) Ughh, I so wanted this movie to be good. Your are better off rereading the book and saving the $13.
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extremely enjoyable

By musicislife_1992
Written August 22, 2013
I found this movie to be very pleasing. I was very impressed with all the special effects they included, and I thought they did a good job with the story line considering it was following a book. Although some of the events from the book itself were switched around some within the film, I still thought they did an excellent job with explaining things since you can only do so much within the timespan of 2 hours. I would not recommend this to younger children, as there are some intense scenes that would most likely scare them. I would, however, recommend this to anyone who enjoys the fantasy film genre. And not to give anything away, but for those who have not read the book, be prepared for a couple of plot twists!! :)
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A terrible movie

By lucsan
Written September 01, 2013
This was one of the worst movies I have seen in quite a while. The acting was terrible and infantile. My friend and I walked out before the end.
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