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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  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 Downworld.



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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 Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Worlds will collide August 21 See more »

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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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Release Date:

21 August 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cazadores de sombras: Ciudad de hueso  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Clary Fray: Why can I see you and no one else can?
Jace Wayland: You're not a mundane.
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Jace Wayland: Someone from the human world.
Clary Fray: Well, if I'm not human, than what am I?
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Clary Fray: [Clary's phone rings] Mom! I'm coming home!
Jocelyn Fray: No, no, no, you can't come home. You understand me? You don't come home.
Clary Fray: [as Jocelyn is thrown against the wall from the door crashing in there is a loud crash] Mom?
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2 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

i never expected "the mortal instruments" to be a great movie, but the poorly directed steaming pile of crap that it is?! for frag sake, you would think with the quality cast in the film it would at least entertain.

now, i like movies. even bad ones...

however, everything from the shabby ruins that look like sharpie marks to the sadly displayed comic relief, this 2+ hour film begs the question, "is it over yet?"

unfortunately, there's a sequel in 2014. wonder how many actors in the film will be asking to be payed per scale...

in closing (10 lines of text? i could use 10 lines of text to describe "poo" or i can just call it "poo"...) save your money. i just watched a lady go crazy in a mcdonald's drive thru on youtube for free and i give that a better review than the mortal instruments.

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