Written October 23, 2016
I've read the books and truly enjoyed the movie, but there were some scenes that should have been scary but I laughed, they were comedic ,I won't mention where. My daughter who is 15 loved it and wants to read the whole series! Thanks Ms Clare
Written February 21, 2017
I love The Mortal Instruments and its prequel The Infernal Devices and this movie didn't disappoint. Yes, there were some changes but I think that they made the movie better. Keep in mind that the books and the movies are two different creations. They also did an amazing job on creating this amazing new world with the budget that they had. After all, you can't fit every thing from a almost 500 paged book into a two hour movie. There were some things that I would've liked to see more of but it is fine with me. Jamie plays Jace perfectly, and the rest of the cast did an amazing job bringing our beloved characters to life. I went with my family who didn't read the books and they loved it. It stayed true to the main story and the characters. I like the spin the movie puts some scenes. It has a lot of action and comedy and some romance. I think that if you love the books then you will really like this movie. I'm going to see it again and can't wait to see City of Ashes.
Written December 30, 2015
Wow... bad when my "target audience daughter" was ripping the movie before we got to the car.
Just finished the book a couple of days ago, and several of the changes just don't make sense unless they were just plain being cheap. This is nowhere near as good of a book to movie conversion as the harry potter series. This removes key motivation, changes locations, has events that flat out don't happen in the book. The final scene is pure cheese and takes away from the rest of the movie. While the book certainly needed "tightening" and editing, this felt terribly rushed.
Written May 07, 2016
The movie just hardly, if not barely, stayed true to the books. Anyone claiming otherwise is simply being deceitful. Books aside, the movie was entertaining enough although the plot was dashed and lacked fair character development. As for the die-hard fans: The main focus on Jace's heroic image left a couple roles missing credit where due, especially the role of Simon. Don't expect too much from our beloved and comical Magnus Bane.. He lacks a sense of humor along with his typical air of confidence.
Written June 28, 2016
Alright, right off the bat: this is a movie adaptation. One REALLY can't expect it to follow the book to the letter. There were definitely some divergence from the original plot, but the movie itself was just an absolute pleasure to view!
Having read the books as they've come out, I had a pretty firm image in my head of what the characters looked like. Of course, the actors they chose and such didn't match the images in my head but I was absolutely fine with that! The actors fit the roles chosen for them and this recreation of the book is wonderfully done.
I am pumped for the sequel and will definitely go see this movie again with friends.