Maximum Pop! film buff Jon Hornbuckle went along to a top secret screening of City of Bones, the first film of the Mortal Instruments saga. Here’s what he thought…
The Mortal Instruments is a series of books by author Cassandra Clare and City of Bones is the first of six! It’s already confirmed that the second book, City of Ashes, is also due to be adapted into a film and will be released in 2014.
The cast includes Lily Collins (starred in Abduction with Taylor Lautner – swoon!) and Jamie Campbell-Bower who has starred in the Twilight movies and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. If you’re a fan of those films then you’re guaranteed to love Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
The plot revolves around a young girl called Clary (Lily Collins), who discovers she is a Shadowhunter, a half-angel warrior. After a bizarre string of events and her Mum disappearing, Clary must join forces with other Shadowhunters to defeat demons posing as humans.
There are some genuinely scary moments in this film or maybe we’re just not very brave? But it’s jam packed with action and twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. It’s a little complicated remembering all the different groups of baddies but after a while it’s easy to get to grips with.
Yes, there’s a love triangle. But then that’s why we love these films, isn’t it!? Beneath all the action, the scary moments and great storylines, it all comes down to unlikely characters getting romantic and then off and on and off- it’s like a film version of R-Patz and K-Stew… oh wait, wasn’t that what Twilight was?
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is out now!
Here’s a trailer, check it out…