The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
  • PG-13
  • 2h 10m
  • 2014
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Based on the Best-Selling series by Cassandra Clare. Clary's life is turned upside down when her mother is kidnapped and it's revealed that she and her mother are actually shadowhunters - billed with protecting the world from downworlders such as vampires, werewolves and demons. Clary must discover her talents and save her mother.

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Critics Consensus: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones borrows ingredients from seemingly every fantasy franchise of the last 30 years -- but can't seem to figure out what to do with them.
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Teen-friendly fantasy romance doesn't live up to the book.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is based on Cassandra Clare's best-selling urban fantasy series about warriors, demons, vampires, and werewolves and is the first film in a proposed action-fantasy franchise. Expect a lot of violent confrontations in the movie -- mostly using special blades and swords -- including scenes of torture and even death. Language is mild ("damn," "what the hell," etc.), and romance is limited to longing looks, a big kiss, and some sexy outfits. Like the book it's based on, the movie features a diverse cast and a brave female protagonist.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Fantasy, Action, Horror
  • Release Date:August 21, 2014
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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