The Mortal INstruments: City of Bones Brings together your favorite films in New ways
In the land of big eyebrows, you kind of have to wonder what a sonic screwdriver, Xander of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a Star Wars plot point rip-off and a Rebel Without a Cause scene all have to do with each other. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has the answers for you.
The movie is slickly done, which I was glad to see because it is coming from a German company – not the same company that made The Neverending Story, but still, I am glad to see German made movies make it to the American mainstream. (As long as I am dropping names, Run, Lola Run was a fun run of a Germen film as was Bandits, which is about an all-girl band and should not be confused with Bruce Willis’ movie of the same name.)
If you made it this far through the review, you will probably be able to stomach all of the things in City of Bones without getting sick. Really, only the Star Wars scene was taken too far as the other allusions were either a part of the character, i.e. Xander, or you could forgive them, i.e. Dr. Who’s sonic screwdriver.
The action is intense. The special effects are well done.
The dialogue is clever in places, which allows for a little chuckle here and there. Yes, there were vampires, werewolves and muggles, er, I mean, mundanes.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is better than either of the Percy Jackson films, probably because Lily Collins is the lead. I would go see the sequel, in spite of the numerous movie and TV show allusions. It should easily take the box office this weekend and stand a good chance of holding the box office against Getaway next weekend. Only One Direction: This Is Us could get in the way.
Click here to watch Romney's Review of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones where he talks about the end.