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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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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In real life, Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower dated in 2013 but broke up before the movie was released. In 2015, they came back together, but broke up soon after. See more »

Goofs

During the garden scene, Jace gives Clary an apple with a candle in it when they go to the stairwell and sit down, Clary places the apple beside her. When they get up and leave the apple is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

Jocelyn Fray: Jesus!
Simon Lewis: No, just me.
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fantastic dark fantasy film
21 August 2013 | by gerry_barnabySee all my reviews

Wow i've never read the books on this film but what I stunning visual film this was, right from the start it throw you into a world of mystery that open up to a whole new world of beauty & darkness as the story is revealed. I will say tho this film might not be for everyone as it does come across as a Gothic teen feel to the film which is a cross between i'am number four & the seeker: dark is rising, but with a much better storyline & concept. I love the storyline & concept of this film, mundane , born human with immense power half angel/half human shadow hunters guardian of the light against the dark, this is what fantasy film's are all about. Lily Collins who plays Clary, wow she looking so beautiful in this film & a brilliantly done performance from her with her character as she really shows motion & believable character as she come to term with her destiny as a shadow hunter when she see things that go beyond reality.Like I said before this film is visually stunning with special effect & concept, the special effect on the face change was brilliant don't to show a dark horror tone to the demons as well as the beauty of the garden at midnight. The action scenes were fair there are a few moments where it does get a little slow but it acceptable as you don't fall asleep or get board of watch it because it does throw you into special scenes where things get interesting. I also love the back story of the angel warrior Azazel who gave his own blood to create the mundane to protect the world from demons. Like I said before a well this film won't be for everyone if you like the dark fantasy films this film you will probably like, but if not your going to find this film is bad or sucks because it won't be your type of film. But it worth watching & making it a part of the DVD collection. Dislikes : There wasn't much in describing the demonic world other than that there are people that have been taken over by demons that was the only thing I kind of felt should of gone more in depth with since the concept of the film is about a war between the light & dark but if you can over see this then you find this film brilliantly done.


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