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Old 13-07-2013, 19:22
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Out 23rd August over here. Having read all of Cassandra Clare's books in this series, I'm really excited for the film. There was a lot of uproar online about whether or Jamie Campbell Bower was suitable for the role of Jace, but I think he suits him perfectly, at least what I've seen from the trailer.

Anyone else looking forward to this?

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Old 14-07-2013, 09:37
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I'm looking forward to it!. I think Jamie is perfect for the role. He got so much stick when he was cast it was unbelievable. I hope it does okay. I know City of Ashes has been greenlit so I hope the rest of them follow.
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Old 14-07-2013, 15:38
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Having read the book, I think the film will be so-bad-its-good. From the trailer it looks like it will have a similar atmosphere to the Twilight movies, although I don't know if that's just an angle taken by advertising to reel people in. The book itself is really just a mish mash of the most cliche fantasy plots and character types, but it's fun enough and the actors chosen for the movie seem competent. I'm looking forward to it in a guilty pleasure kind of way, even if I think Cassandra Clare is of the most awful people (just google her name + fandom wank and you may see what I mean).
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Old 14-07-2013, 15:54
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I think it will be yet another YA novel adaption FLOP to try and repeat the success of Twilight a la Beautiful Creatures and The Host.


The sequel has been greenlit but it still wont happen unless the first film is a success
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Old 20-08-2013, 16:57
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Out tomorrow! I'm going to see it in the evening.

Interesting ds review here
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Old 22-08-2013, 20:07
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Saw this yesterday, it was brilliant! It stayed very close to the book and the actors all play great parts and look how they are supposed to.

I like how it focused on the action parts a lot and didn't get too soppy.
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Old 22-08-2013, 21:47
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Agreed! I was the only one who had read the books out of the 4 others I went with, they loved it and are now all rushing out to buy the books. Jace's one liners were hilarious, Jamie played him brilliantly.
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Old 23-08-2013, 19:15
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Fun action adventure, 7/10 loved every minute of it - didn't know what was going on half the time, but that didn't spoil the movie for me.....there's even a Flame-thrower.


Lily Collins - one to watch....a rising star, mark my words.
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Old 23-08-2013, 23:30
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Hmmm...really wanted to like this, as I saw the trailer earlier in the year, and I liked the cast. Haven't read the books, and I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had. It felt rushed and unexplained at times, and I found it difficult to connect to the characters. Relationships seemed forced/assumed rather than naturally developed or established, e.g. the Valentine/Jace/Clary dynamic seemed especially rushed. Robert Sheehan's character was the standout for me.

Not one I would rush to see again, but I will probably watch the next one.
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Old 30-08-2013, 11:32
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not read the book but enjoyed this enormously it was a bit overlong but loved the acting and storyline
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Old 30-08-2013, 12:56
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Not one I would rush to see again, but I will probably watch the next one.
Considering how poorly it's been doing at the box office so far, I really wouldn't hold your breath waiting for a sequel.
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Old 30-08-2013, 19:28
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The Mortal Instruments : City Of Bones

Bit disappointed with this, I've recently read the book, and found it entertaining enough, even if it doesn't have an original idea or twist in sight. It's cliche after cliche, but a decent movie could still have been made with the source material.

There are some positives, Lily Collins is a very likeable lead, and very believable, and there are some great effects moments, one, the best bit of the movie, coming as Clary freezes the demons chasing them and they escape back past them, it's a fantastic visual moment, and it's frustrating that a film that can produce a great moment like that can't produce more of them.

The last few chapters in the book provide some twists, not great ones admittedly in the main, but the film does everything it can to blow them, by either revealing them far too early, or just not making more of it on screen.

Whereas Lily Collins was a great bit of casting, the rest of it is poor. Almost everyone else seems miscast, and Jace in particular could have been a compelling character, he's certainly far more cocky and interesting in the novel.

The set pieces and fights are dull and monotonous, and though there are some good one liners, they are all so po faced that they always take you by surprise. I was hoping for a more entertaining movie, I haven't read the next books yet, so don't know whether the next film has the chance to be any better.
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Old 31-08-2013, 18:06
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Movie is okay to watch although the movie was a bit too long for me. I love the clothes they wore . Kudos to the stylists
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Old 31-08-2013, 20:54
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Saw this movie this afternoon after finishing the book on Thursday (always try to read a book first before seeing the film) and was impressed. Certain scenes really differ from the version in the books but it all works on film. Thought the acting was very good for this type of movie. It was visually great...... particularly scenes with Jamie Campbell Bowie, and no I'm not a teen fangirl
7 out of 10 from me. I'm purchasing the next book today and hope this film does well enough for the sequel to go ahead.
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Old 01-09-2013, 13:55
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Filming of City of Ashes is due to start in Toronto this fall, apparently.

I have to say, the first two books are my least favourites in the series, so I'm hoping the second film goes ahead. I want all the films
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Old 01-09-2013, 14:30
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Filming of City of Ashes is due to start in Toronto this fall, apparently.

I have to say, the first two books are my least favourites in the series, so I'm hoping the second film goes ahead. I want all the films
Apparently its not doing that well at the box office, I hope they don't cancel the next one in lew of this.
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Old 01-09-2013, 17:26
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Apparently its not doing that well at the box office, I hope they don't cancel the next one in lew of this.
Apparently it's going ahead regardless, due to how advanced pre-production is. They hope to recoup the money by the end of its international run and DVD sales.
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Old 01-09-2013, 21:26
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Apparently it's going ahead regardless, due to how advanced pre-production is. They hope to recoup the money by the end of its international run and DVD sales.
I believe filming is due to start in about 3 weeks time.
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Old 01-09-2013, 22:13
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Apparently it's going ahead regardless, due to how advanced pre-production is. They hope to recoup the money by the end of its international run and DVD sales.
Oh good

I think it will end up doing reasonably well. I'm not the typical viewer of these films possibly, being 26 but myself and my mother who I dragged along with me both really liked it. Hopefully word will spread and it'll pick up a larger audience by the time the next movie comes out.
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Old 01-09-2013, 22:36
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I was surprised at how many English and Irish actors were in it. Is it an American film? The movie itself was ok. It went a bit Twilight with the love story near the end though and Jace went from a badass character to a completely wet one. I haven't read the books though, so maybe that changes.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:07
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Filming of City of Ashes is due to start in Toronto this fall, apparently.
you mean the autumn
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Old 02-09-2013, 14:44
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you mean the autumn
Haha sorry, I was just quoting it from the article.

Autumn, yes.
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Old 02-09-2013, 17:55
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Apparently it's going ahead regardless, due to how advanced pre-production is. They hope to recoup the money by the end of its international run and DVD sales.
It can still be cancelled.
Just remember after Green Lantern was released, the studio was still going ahead with a sequel
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Old 03-09-2013, 00:19
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Well I hope they make a sequel, the books get better as they go along. I've just finished the third one now which will be a great movie if they manage to reach it. I've already pre-ordered the blu-ray because I enjoyed the movie that much.

I thought the casting was spot on I've followed Kevin Zegers for a few years now so was glad to see him get something mainstream - although the film was less popular than I thought it would be.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:15
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They've halted production on the sequel, it's not totally dead yet, but it's obviously not a good sign for people hoping for a sequel. As GoshBagosh pointed out, the same thing happened to the planned Green Lantern sequel.

http://m.uk.ign.com/articles/2013/09...l-gets-delayed
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