Saturday, September 14, 2013

TMI - City of Bones (Movie Review)

I want to start this off by saying Thank You to Crowdtap for allowing me complimentary access to this movie.

Now lets begin.

In order to appreciate a book you must first be able to put yourself in that book and let your imagination and the tale of the book become one. So I read The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones book before I went to watch the movie. I was anxious and excited that the movie was coming out since I was a fan of the book. I started wondering what effects that would come alive from my vivid imagination, what the characters would look like and would the story play out the same.

I have honestly never been a fan of books to movies because in the past I have been disappointed. And guess what, I was yet again. Despite my enthusiasm that was expressed in many forms I was truly hoping for it to be a blow out and to be able to draw in new fans. It did not live up to my expectations and not to say that it was a bad movie, it just wasn't the images that needed to come to life. However, it is definitely worth the watch. Many people who have not read the book will be drawn into the story of being a Mundane, Shadowhunter and a Downworlder. It takes a lot though to meet the standards that I have played out in my head.

All the actors did an amazing job as to bringing the characters to life especially Lily Collins as Clary. She is able to pull us into her drama, confusion, turmoil and mixed emotions without a glitch.

See full cast list here: TMI: City of Bones

Definitely a must see movie for the summer