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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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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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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action, and some suggestive content | See all certifications »

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21 August 2013 (USA)  »

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Cazadores de sombras: Ciudad de hueso  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

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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Trivia

Warner Bros. originally had the rights to The Mortal Instruments. Kulzer speculates that they were looking for the next Harry Potter, but had trouble with the female lead character and eventually let the property go. Kulzer grabbed the rights and took the movie to Sony. See more »

Goofs

When Simon and Isabelle go to close the dome the lever changes from being down to being up between shots. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Jace Wayland: [Showing Clary the Door] Welcome to 'The City of Bones'.
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References Terminator 2 (1991) See more »

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Goldberg Variations BWV 988, Aria
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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This can't be true:(
31 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

I went to see this movie the other day and since I'm a big fan of the books I was all so excited to actually be able to see my fantasy on the big screen. But as the movie started playing everything went down the hill. They have changed basic dates which play a big part in the whole story since certain events happen at specific time and they actually change the whole story. With the exception of the funny poetry scene with Erik everything else was.. how can I put it politely? Bad. I couldn't even understand the feelings the characters were supposed to be feeling before they were spoken out loud. In the books there is a certain motive, communication-battle- communication-adventure, so you're able to understand what's going on. But in the movie you just don't get it. The movie itself is a spoiler, it gives way too much information which is supposed to stay hidden because it makes the upcoming story more interesting and breathtaking.

In conclusion, I really think that the books had good potential for becoming a movie without changing everything, which unfortunately happened.

(Read the books, they are amazing. and skip the movie)

Dear Hollywood, make a remake.


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