Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones 2013 8 out of 10 and Shadownhunter TV Show

The Mortal Instruments movie was another attempt at adapting a popular book series in the hopes of finding the next Harry Potter, Twilight, or Hunger Games.   It is based on the 6 book series The Mortal Instruments written by Cassandra Clare.

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones 2013  8 out 10

The movie didn’t make a lot of money at the box office –but has found new life on the small screen which starts this week with the TV show Shadowhunters.     It was weird watching the movie and the TV show premiere within the same week.   It was like watching the same movie with different actors.   Obviously the movie had much bigger scale –with bigger special effects and more exciting action sequences,  but the movie and the TV show are very much in line with each other.  The TV show covers about the first half of the movie and will probably take a lot longer to get to where the finale of the movie does –just by the nature of being a TV show. 

The movie used many elements from the original Star Wars –  SPOILER  (If you thought Luke and Leia kissing was disturbing—this movie goes more into the Marty Mcfly and his mom territory.)  
It also has a lot of similarities to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Instead of one Slayer you basically get a large group of demon hunters.    It sets up to be an interesting TV show and probably works better as a TV show than it would as a movie series.    The movie was a fun action packed adventure –again following in the footsteps of the heroes journey where a seemingly ordinary girl –is opened up to a larger world and in thrust into a large adventure. 

I thought the movie was really good—and would rank it along films like Percy Jackson and I am Number 4.    The TV show I will have to see more of to know whether it is good or not.   I’m just glad to see that another interesting book series was able to so quickly find new life in a format that probably better suits in on TV.  I wish they would have done the same thing with the I am Number 4 book series.

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