Written May 26, 2016
...saw it in IMAX....and teen daughter was over-the-moon with this movie. while they took a few liberties and didn't follow the book exactly--it still has great fight scenes and a good story line. would actually recommend seeing the movie before you read the book. we felt the actors portrayed their characters very well and enjoyed the one-liners that popped into the movie! we will most likely be seeing this movie a 2nd and possibly 3rd time. and if you've got a teen or pre-teen daughter...expect to take them to see this movie and enjoy it yourself too. :)
Written December 01, 2015
This turned out to be more than I expected. Had I believed the so-called professional critics, I would have never gone.
This turned out to be a very enjoyable movie that combined romance, a little comedy and suspense.
Written February 06, 2016
This movie isn't getting the praise it deserves. The books aside, the movie has great graphics, wonderful creativity behind bringing the script to life and gives a few no names a chance to actually act. Now, as far as the book goes, there is no way to bring the entire book to life but the movie comes close. It is different, not just the typical vampires and wolves, but Fey and Angels and Demons, oH MY! Took two teenage boys and even they were impressed. The movie even got them to jump a several times and I enjoy any moment where I can scare the kids!! I really hope the disappointing numbers from the box office don't keep the production company from making book two into a movie as well.
Written August 25, 2013
If you are a fan of the books, this movie is a MUST-SEE! It follows the plot of the book really well and takes the best quotes from the novel. Nevermind that it is incredibly cast. Robert Sheehan was born to play Simon. Jace is impeccable and Clary is amazing too. This is definitely a movie I would recommend to anyone who likes the fantasy or supernatural genre.
Written August 24, 2013
If you are looking for a movie that matches the book, then you will be sorely disappointed. Instead the main themes and story lines of the book are preserved with a few significant changes here and there that are obvious to the readers. I found the movie fun and entertaining, esp. in IMAX. The characters were cast well, and the visuals are great. There is a lot going on in this movie, so those that have not read the books may not be clear on everything that transpires as it is fast paced. It ends in similar fashion to the book, yet I hope that it will not be another "Beautiful Creatures" (it was good but it flopped at the box office)... this is a good movie, yet whether it is strong enough to warrant a second movie remains to be seen. Go if you like wild imagination and lots of action. Otherwise, this may not be a movie for you.