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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 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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21 August 2013 (USA)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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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Actor Matthew Daddario originally auditioned for the role of Alec Lightwood, but lost to Kevin Zegers. Daddario was later cast as Alec in the TV adaptation Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (2016). See more »

Goofs

After Clary makes the rune to freeze the demons in the institute, her hair parting changes twice in different shots. See more »

Quotes

Valentine Morgenstern: Somebody told me that you like to play music.
[smashes Jace's head twice into the piano tangents]
Valentine Morgenstern: Johann would be very proud.
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References The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) See more »

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Goldberg Variations BWV 988, Aria
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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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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