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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Clary
... Jace
... Alec
... Isabelle
... Simon
... Blackwell
... Pangborn
... Magnus Bane
... Jocelyn
... Alaric / Werewolf
... Dorothea
... Hodge
... Valentine
... Luke
... Brother Jeremiah (as Stephen Hart)
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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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Cazadores de sombras: Ciudad de hueso  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the novel, Isabelle is described to have brown eyes and long jet-black hair, but in the film, she has blue eyes. See more »

Goofs

When Valentine confronts Hodge about the cup, one of his braids repeatedly changes position between shots. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
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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Soundtracks

When the Darkness Comes
Written by Colbie Caillat and David Hodges
Performed by Colbie Caillat
Courtesy of Republic Records
Under license from 'Universal Music Enterprises'
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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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