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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Fantasy, Horror | 21 August 2013 (USA)
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When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World.

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Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadow Hunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action, and some suggestive content | See all certifications »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,336,957 (USA) (23 August 2013)

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$31,165,421 (USA) (4 October 2013)
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Trivia

Warner Bros. originally had the rights to The Mortal Instruments. Kulzer speculates that they were looking for the next Harry Potter, but had trouble with the female lead character and eventually let the property go. Kulzer grabbed the rights and took the movie to Sony. See more »

Goofs

There is no spray-nozzle on top of the blue aerosol can when Clary first picks it up from the kitchen cupboard (when fighting the demon dog). As she puts it on top of the cooker, the spray-nozzle then appears on top of the can. See more »

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Hodge Starkweather: Everyday you live your life...
Jocelyn Fray: [to Clary] Make sure you come straight home tonight.
Hodge Starkweather: Ordinary, normal...
Simon Lewis: [to Clary] You know your Mom, she gets like this sometimes...
Hodge Starkweather: But there's only so long you can hide from the truth.
Clary Fray: [Smiling at Simon and pointing at Pandemonium ] Why don't we go in here?
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References The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) See more »

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Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C major, BWV 846
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Horribly disappointed
23 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments is one of my favorite series and I was so excited to see this movie. I've been to plenty of book-to-movie showings, so I knew not to expect the exact same thing, but regardless, I went in with high expectations. The beginning was... weird (and out of order, but that's just my OCD, no biggie). However, this movie was so horribly different from the book that it lost all of it's value. I don't just mean the events were slightly moderated to save time, I mean they changed the entire plot. Jace wasn't terrible- could've been cockier, Clary was horribly over-dramatic, Magnus was expressionless, and they managed to ruin my favorite character: Valentine. He became a bland, one- sided villain, unlike the ingeniously dynamic character Clare made him out to be. The movie had changes in it that ruptured the foundation of the book and a lot of what it stands for, ruining the ingenuity of the plot and the world that Clare built which had me so enraptured from the beginning. It's a shame because they had such potential with this movie. I still can't understand how they could take such a great story line and decide that it was only acceptable to warp it to a point beyond recognition....


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