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The most underrated and underappreciated movie of 2013!,
This review is from: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (+UltraViolet Digital Copy) (DVD)
I've seen this movie seven times. Yes, actually seven. I'm a huuuuge fan of the book and quite frankly with all these new book-to-movie adaptations I was horrified. The actors, I was indifferent about. Because nobody can live up to everyone's overzealous fantasies of how the character should work. I'll be honest, couldn't stand Jamie Campbell Bower at first when he was featured as Jace. He just didn't fit the part. But after the second, third and fourth time (with a little bit of YouTube viewing) His personality is extremely similar to Jace. Mainly this movie got attacked because of the 'low budget actors'. It was the first one, wasn't a make or break, they're not going to cancel out actors just because they're not top of the line popular. Plus, what really kills me is everyone's obsessive ability to compare this to twilight. Stop. Just stop. This isn't Twilight. It's not written by Stephenie Meyer. It's not about a shitty love story with a petty vampire and a girl stupider than a bag of rocks. Whatever. This is City of Bones, Mortal Instruments Saga written by Cassandra Clare. Please get it right. The acting, and the book portrayal was awesome, sure they tweaked a few things but if you follow the book word by word, (not to mention you only have 2 hours to speed things though) What they tweaked in the movie lead to a nice twist. I enjoyed it, first time I just kept comparing. Oh they did this instead of this, that instead of that. No. Not one book-to-movie adaptation is completely and utterly perfect. That's sincerely kills the excitement and the individualism of the movie.
Definitely saw how horrible this poor movie got on Rotten Tomatoes, and really. It's simply because a bunch of YA novels are becoming movies, and therefore they're being super critical over small things. It's quite sad. I'm sincerely looking forward to the Blue-ray version of this movie, as well as the soundtrack, and if you haven't checked out the soundtrack it's highly recommended! It fits well with the movies, the songs made/chosen are extremely accurate to the storyline of Clace. :) Sure, there's some cliche and overused moments in the movie. But no movie is perfect. Nothing will ever fit the perfectionist standard that people have immediately as the book comes out.
Here's to City of Ashes in 2014*!
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Initial post: Dec 11, 2013 12:43:32 PM PST
I have not read the books, but I LOVED this movie, highlight of the year for me. The actors were amazing.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2014 4:38:15 PM PST
I have seen the movie and I love it so much I am going to buy it on DVDs. The movie is so good I have to see it at least two times a day or more, it is that good
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 3, 2015 4:38:15 AM PST
Mark J. House says:
Exactly the way I feel. This film is one of the best I have ever seen!
Posted on Mar 5, 2015 7:28:18 AM PST
James P Warner says:
Thank you for the comments about "Twilight". Your assessment of the girl being "stupider than a bag of rocks" is spot on, gave me a chuckle!
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