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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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Harald Zwart

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Jessica Postigo (screenplay by) (as Jessica Postigo Paquette), Cassandra Clare (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lily Collins ... Clary
Jamie Campbell Bower ... Jace
Kevin Zegers ... Alec
Jemima West ... Isabelle
Robert Sheehan ... Simon
Robert Maillet ... Blackwell
Kevin Durand ... Pangborn
Godfrey Gao ... Magnus Bane
Lena Headey ... Jocelyn
Harry Van Gorkum ... Alaric / Werewolf
CCH Pounder ... Dorothea
Jared Harris ... Hodge
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Valentine
Aidan Turner ... Luke
Stephen R. Hart ... Brother Jeremiah (as Stephen Hart)
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Storyline

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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Two worlds collide. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,800,000 (United Kingdom), 21 August 2013

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,336,957, 25 August 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,165,421

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,565,421
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) is supposed to take place in 2007, which was the date of the first book's publication. In the movie, Clary has an iPhone 4, but the iPhone 4 wasn't released until 2010. The characters should have had first generation iPhones, as no other iPhone models had been released at the time. See more »

Goofs

When Jace is at Madame Dorothea's his hair is wavy. In the next shot, as he is carrying Alec to the infirmary, his hair is very straight. Then, immediately after that, he goes down to the library, his hair is wavy again. See more »

Quotes

Clary Fray: This is the part where you start tearing off pieces of your shirt to bind my wounds.
Jace Wayland: If you wanted me to take my clothes off, you should have just asked.
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References The Thing (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

The Embrace
Music by Jade Puget, Lyrics by Davey Havok
Performed by AFI
Courtesy of Republic Records
Under license from 'Universal Music Enterprises'
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I read the book and still loved it!
21 August 2013 | by georgiax-434-620312See all my reviews

I read this book before watching the film and i was apprehensive to see if they would get all the important things from the book into the film. I think they did a very good job to get it all in, in just over two hours.

Cast: I thought they cast this film perfectly and all the characters played there roles perfectly. My favourite character from the book and film is Jace as he was so witty and he was really witty in the film which is good.

Story line: The story in this film is all very cramped together as the book was quite big so i think the screenwriter done a good job fitting it all in the 2 hours.

Music: The music in this film was perfect and fitted in with the film perfectly.

overall i think this film was impressive but there was some things that they changed which makes me wonder how they will be changing the story line in the second film.

Worth a watch...

7/10


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