The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters and enters Downworld, an alternate realm filled with demons, vampires, and a host of other creatures. Clary and her companions must find and protect an ancient cup that holds the key to her mother’s future.

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Film Cast:

  • Clary Fray: Lily Collins
  • Jace Wayland: Jamie Campbell Bower
  • Simon Lewis: Robert Sheehan
  • Alec Lightwood: Kevin Zegers
  • Isabelle Lightwood: Jemima West
  • Jocelyn Fray: Lena Headey
  • Luke Garroway: Aidan Turner
  • Hodge Starkweather: Jared Harris
  • Valentine: Jonathan Rhys Meyers
  • Pangborn: Kevin Durand
  • Alaric: Harry Van Gorkum
  • Magnus Bane: Godfrey Gao
  • Dorothea: CCH Pounder
  • Blackwell: Robert Maillet
  • Brother Jeremiah: Stephen R. Hart
  • Lambert: Chad Connell
  • Eric: Chris Ratz
  • The Vampire Leader: Elyas M’Barek
  • Bouncer: Pedro Miguel Arce
  • Magnus’ Brother: Matthew Cheng
  • Vampire Henchman: Carlos Gonzalez-Vio
  • Dumort Vampire (uncredited): Melantha Blackthorne
  • Vampire Mercenary (uncredited): Adam Bogen
  • Vampire (uncredited): Andre Givogue
  • Raziel (uncredited): Jonathan Seinen
  • Blue Mohawk Girl (uncredited): Bonnie Siu
  • Silent Brother (uncredited): Gregory Terlecki
  • Dark Haired Demon (uncredited): Christopher Maleki
  • Bar Patron (uncredited): Jerry A. Ziler

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Robert Kulzer
  • Executive Producer: Michael Lynne
  • Executive Producer: Robert Shaye
  • Producer: Don Carmody
  • Set Decoration: Steve Shewchuk
  • Casting: Stephanie Corsalini
  • Executive Producer: Martin Moszkowicz
  • Director: Harald Zwart
  • Production Design: François Séguin
  • Costume Design: Gersha Phillips
  • Screenplay: I. Marlene King
  • Music: Atli Örvarsson
  • Executive Producer: Dylan Sellers
  • Cinematography: Geir Hartly Andreassen
  • Line Producer: Hartley Gorenstein
  • Post Production Supervisor: Gregor Hutchison
  • Editor: Jacqueline Carmody
  • Art Direction: Anthony Ianni
  • Novel: Cassandra Clare
  • Screenplay: Jessica Postigo
  • Script Supervisor: Dug Rotstein
  • Music Editor: Clint Bennett
  • Music Editor: Kevin Banks
  • Location Manager: Jonathan Matthews
  • Set Designer: Kimberley Zaharko
  • Set Decoration: Patricia Larman
  • Animation: Anthony Rizzo
  • Casting Associate: Christopher Richards
  • Casting Associate: Charley Medigovich
  • Executive Producer: Christopher Singleton
  • Co-Executive Producer: Veslemøy Ruud Zwart
  • Production Coordinator: Stefan Steen
  • Location Scout: Tracey Savein
  • Post-Production Manager: Martin Knoll
  • Set Designer: Karl Crosby
  • Art Department Coordinator: J.C. Cuthbert

Movie Reviews:

  • Per Gunnar Jonsson: I have not read the books. Judging by the reviews from people who have read them that seems to be a good thing as most of them seem to complain that the movie is not a good representation of the books. Then, when looking at the book ratings at Goodreads there seems to be a rather large spread between reviews loving the book and reviews hating it.

    If I had read the books I would expect them to sit on my young adult shelf in Goodreads. At least the movie is clearly for a teenage audience. Nevertheless it is quite entertaining as far as I am concerned. A bit silly and predictable at times but still entertaining. I would even call it a family movie although there where some scenes that might be a bit scary for the youngest ones in the family.

    The story is yet another variant of the classical young girl or boy discovers that there are things that go bump in the night and also that she is part of those things. I have to say that I quite like those kind of stories.

    As I wrote I found the movie quite entertaining but, although I cannot say that I have anything specific to complain, the movie never really lifts itself above the average crowd of entertaining movies. The special effects are ok but nothing more, the acting is average, the story is okay and so on. It was enjoyable 130 minutes and I never felt bored but I never went wow either.

    By the way, it never became clear to me why this episode was called City of Bones though. Maybe that is one of the things that the movie left out from the books.

  • Andres Gomez: Bad and disjointed movie created at the warmth of Harry Potter and Hunger Games series. Only, this time doesn’t work at all. Lot’s of FX for an incoherent and boring story.

    Worst of all, no reason to call this episode “City of Bones” since it doesn’t play a major role, at all. At least, not in the movie.

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