'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'
Director- Harald Zwait
Starring- Lily Collins
Jamie Campbell Bower
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
|Aren't we cute? We're cute right? We're not cute....|
During my trip to America I decided I would catch a few films.One of the films I saw was this. I can't say much more about this. Here we go.
Clary is turning eighteen, she is just your average, rum of the mill teen who hangs out with her best friend who, guess what, secretly loves her. Her mother is overprotective and she just wants to be left alone,to grow as a woman. She witnesses a murder in a nightclub, she freaks out, runs away and hides until the next day and is mysteriously approached by a mysterious figure,known only as Jace, Clary learns she is not a mundane. Which is never explained but I imagine it is a blanket term for muggles, I mean humans. She learns she is in great danger and so begins an epic quest to......save her mom and find her place in the world.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the guy has some moves. He stands heads and shoulders above the rest of the cast cast. He commands the room when he enters, every line is delivered with passion and anger and rage. You can feel the edge to his character Valentine, I know. That is it.
|Look at my sword, it's cool right?|
This film has so much wrong with it. From the miscasting of the majority of the leads to the terrible script and the bargain bin supernatural special effects. Lena Headey is completely under used as is Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who is given the sum total of seven minutes screen time. He is the main antagonist, the big bad and he is given seven , I kid you not, minutes of screen time. His henchman are given far more time and they are two dimensional nobodies. The love square is so forced, I mean it is insanely awkward, oh yeah and when I mean a love square I am not getting confused between shapes. There is a four way love conflict, and it is the most frustrating element I have ever seen in a film.
The film is shit don't go see it.
I just couldn't write about it anymore.