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The Mortal Instruments movie SUCKED and is a bomb too

I saw the first Mortal Instruments movie this morning and it was really awful. The books were fun and should have made for an easy translation to the screen.

Instead they were completely altered beyond recognition and some of the casting was very off.

Magnus, who was the most fun character, was HORRIBLE.

I went to the AMC on 34th and the audience was half empty and very restless.

Why couldn't they have done a better job? Stick with the books and you'll be happy.

by Anonymousreply 2303/07/2015

Did you really think a Lily Collins movie was going to be good?

by Anonymousreply 108/24/2013

Was the gay character made known? Not Magnus but the one named Alex I think?

Was the blond who played Jace any good?

by Anonymousreply 208/24/2013

Alex was gay in the film and they started to set up the romance between him and Magnus.

The blonde playing Jace was an ok actor, but not very attractive. Alex and Simon were a lot hotter.

They ruined things from the next two books in this film as well.

by Anonymousreply 308/25/2013

Not a home run but better than the Perseus franchise that never went anywhere.

The hottest man in the film was the demon that was killed by Jace in the beginning. He was smokin.

Would have made a better TV series. It's kinda like a female Merlin; her fate is revealed as her powers grow.

by Anonymousreply 408/25/2013

This would have been amazing as a series on The CW.

SPOILER if you haven't finished book 3 yet...

They revealed that they really aren't brother and sister. So stupid

by Anonymousreply 508/25/2013

I liked the movie. I've seen it twice. I honestly don't think it was that bad. It didn't deserve the harsh reviews that it got.

by Anonymousreply 609/08/2013

Really? I thought the book was garbage. I haven't read it, I just thought. So is this considered better than Twilight?

by Anonymousreply 709/09/2013

Well, it doesn't look as though the City of Ashes is going to be made, it has been put on hold "indefinitely."

I think this franchise is at an end.

by Anonymousreply 809/12/2013

I think too, R8. It sucks, because I really liked the movie, and the cast was great too. I don't think it deserved all the harsh reviews. True, it had some cliches and it wasn't perfect, but it was a genuinely fun and entertaining movie. So much eye candy too.. Robert Sheehan, Aidan Turner, Jamie Campbell Bower etc. It's a shame that this cast won't be together again.

by Anonymousreply 909/12/2013

Hollywood is greedy. They no longer want the half billion dollar movie, they want the multi billion dollar franchise. That is why we get shitty, incomplete plots with shitty, incomplete characterizations.

Indie Prod RULES!

by Anonymousreply 1009/12/2013

Jamie Campbell Bower is normally handsome but he lost too much weight for this movie. The bony look doesn't suit him at all. He may have been a bit too pretty to play Arthur, but he sure looked yummy in Camelot.

by Anonymousreply 1109/27/2013

Mortal Instruments is literally re-worked Harry Potter slash fan fiction written by a middle aged fanfrau who wrote Harry/Draco porn for years until hundreds of Harry Potter fans turned on her after it was discovered that all her witty lines in her stories were ripped off from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other sources. The Mortal Instruments hero is Draco Malfoy under a different name.

The fact that this tool profited from her ridiculous shenanigans to the tune of international stardom and millions of dollars is still difficult for me to wrap my head around.

by Anonymousreply 1209/27/2013

Had no interest in seeing this, but it sounds like another example of Hollywood screwing up another potential franchise.

Several years ago, New Line filmed the first of the HIS DARK MATERIALS books - THE GOLDEN COMPASS - and it was pretty bad. I'm sure these books are far better than the MORTAL INSTRUMENTS series.

Anyway,COMPASS bombed and the other two films won't get made, which is just as well. Given the very anti-religion focus of the books, I can't imagine anyone making a major film of the whole series without gutting the meaning of the books. The fundies would go into major meltdown.

by Anonymousreply 1309/27/2013

Words can not describe my disappointment in this movie. The books were oh so wonderful and were then slaughtered by this movie just by the casting. Who the fuck thought that Jamie Campbell Bower would be good to play Jace? Ang Magnus... a magnificent let down. None of that put a scratch in the surface with how off the casting was. The only saving grace was Lena Headey, as Jocelyn.

by Anonymousreply 1403/03/2015

The movie was terrible, but from my perspective it was more to do with the general plot than anything else. Too bad, it would have been great to see Kevin Zegers and Godfrey Gao hook up.

by Anonymousreply 1503/03/2015

Jamie Campbell Bower & Jonathan Rhys Meyers had some good chemistry in the final scenes.

by Anonymousreply 1603/03/2015

Who played the guy on the cover of "City of Bones"?

by Anonymousreply 1703/03/2015

It was probably Jamie Campbell Bower, r17.

I haven't read the books, but he played the blond lead in the film.


by Anonymousreply 1803/03/2015

The real shock is that the sequel is still planned.

by Anonymousreply 1903/03/2015

kevin zegers looks awful imo

by Anonymousreply 2003/03/2015

who booted this old thread geez

by Anonymousreply 2103/04/2015

I thought the plot was alright (without respect to the source material), but everybody is ridiculously hot and there was no grittiness.

I mean this gorgeous model-looking nerdy guy is pining the romance of his model-looking best friend and this model-looking angel dude. While the model-looking angel dude is lusted after by another slightly older but still ridiculously good-looking angel. Nobody had my focus because everybody was good looking. That's a casting mistake. Bower's character should've been more masculine and handsome, while Sheehan's character could've just been ugly.

Then everything was too clean and PG. Blow some people's eyes out, have some closeups of demons in makeup. Flesh this thing out!

by Anonymousreply 2203/07/2015

For those who thought it would do better as tv series just got your wish as it is going to rebooted as a tv series

by Anonymousreply 2303/07/2015
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