Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Mortal Instruments Movie: What I Really Thought

Alright. So. I'm not big on movie reviews, in fact I've rarely done then, but with all the recent hype about The Mortal Instruments, I kinda feel like I gotta put my two cents in.
I'm gonna keep this short and fairly simple. I saw it on Friday and going into it I had certain expectations. Obviously I'm a fan of the books; that goes without saying, so I had high hopes for the movie and you know what.....I think they did a pretty good job!
It's fairly obvious that no matter what they did, the movie was never going to be the same as the book. It's just not possible. So with the that in mind, I think what they've managed to capture on film was pretty darn excellent.
I mean, come on! It's TMI come to life gotta love it!
Seeing the world I've fallen in love with and the characters I adore was something special. Honestly, watching the movie, I wished I could hit rewind and start again when it was over--I didn't want it to end.

Lily Collins did pretty darn good as Clary! I have to say, now that I've seen the movie I can see her as Clary.
Going into the movie Jamie Campbell Bower wasn't my ideal Jace. In all honesty, he's probably still not, but boy, did he do a better job than I expected! I was very impressed with him at times and actually pleased with what he did. Could have used a bit more classic Jace sarcasm, but still.....not bad.

And FINALLY we have a couple with real chemistry! Forget the whole Bella and Edward/Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, Katnis and Peeta/Jennifer Laurence and Josh Hutcherson fiascos..... Lily and Jamie bring Clary and Jace to life with serious chemistry from the beginning. Looking forward to more from them!
With awesome action and perfectly paced, I'm itching to see this movie again. I understand everyone's gonna have different opinions on it and I respect that, but for me.....I LOVED IT and can't wait for City of Ashes!
My only issue? Not enough Magnus!
....And for fun....check out this fun interview with the leads.....

What did you guys think? Who's seen it?
And what did you think? I wanna know!


  1. I won't be able to see the film until later (hopefully next week) but I'm kind of scared to see it now because there are a lot of critics of the film. Still, I'm hoping it's good, even though people have said there are a lot of changes in the film which is understandable. But yeah, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it! :D

    1. I have to admit I saw all the changes too. Some I thought were unnecessary, but at the same time I think that managed to capture all the really important moments.

      Looking forward to hearing what you think when you see it!

  2. Love you enjoyed the movie, Rach. I haven't seen it yet, shock horror! But I am going shortly with my GF. I am going in totally open minded as I know it is an adaptation. I don't think any book has ever been portrayed exactly on screen and I could see from my Official Movie Companion that things had been changed. e.g. The Demon Police scene, etc but that is ok. I am looking forward to the special effects etc and the Vamp motorcycles. Love the scene going over the water so hopefully that is in there?

    I just reread the movie cover book I got from publisher and ...sigh... so looking forward to seeing the movie. I always thought Lily would make a lovely Clary, I am open minded about Jamie and I love Robert for Simon. I am pretty sure I will love Jamie as Jace , cause if Cassandra gave him the thumbs up, then I am going with that :)

    p.s. I sent you something in the mail last week so you should be getting it pretty soon. Hope you like!




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