The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie spoilers, if you didn’t see it in theaters. (Beside the fact that the entire freaking movie is one giant spoiler for the rest of the book series! Jackasses.) Like, seriously. If you haven’t seen this 1st movie in theaters AND read book #3, don’t read this unless you want everything in the entire world ruined for you (like the movie did for me!!). Unless you just don’t care, then whatevs.
I’m sorry, but I just finished watching this on DVD and I need to rant right now. I SO BADLY want to like this movie. But two things have completely turned me off from it.
First of all, yeah, the things in this list are true. And while most of them aren’t that important at all, there is still SO MUCH ELSE that is completely different; not a little different for clarity’s sake or for the purposes of the differences in book medium vs. movie medium. But COMPLETELY different, COMPLETELY changed.
One thing I was just a little sad about is that not only was Simon NOT turned into a rat at all, but there wasn’t even the remotest hint toward a romance between him and Isabelle. I know this isn’t important; I just thought it was super cute in the book so it made me a little sad.
Then, of course, the entire plot for what happens to the Mortal Cup at the end is completely different. Not even remotely similar to the book. How can you change the most important scene surrounding the ONE thing the entire novel was about - keeping the Mortal Cup safe?!
I so badly want to like this movie, but fOR FUCKS SAKE, MOVIE PRODUCERS. WAY TO SPOIL THE ENTIRE BOOK SERIES. The movie explicitly tells the audience that Clary and Jace aren’t related (before they later introduce the possibility that they’re brother and sister). THANKS, PRODUCERS. WE’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW THEY AREN’T RELATED UNTIL THE THIRD BOOK (as I have now been told), WHICH I HAVEN’T HAD TIME TO READ YET. FUCK YOU.
I mean, if this happened in the THIRD movie like it was supposed to and I hadn’t read that book before seeing its movie, then I would have no reason to be angry because it’s my own fault for watching the movie first. But IT DOESN’T HAPPEN FOR TWO MORE BOOKS, YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO THINK THEY ARE BROTHER AND SISTER THE ENTIRE TIME. Hearing Valentine tell Clary they are brother and sister crushed my heart into pieces when I read the 1st book, and you don’t even get to experience this in the movie.
I was so excited to watch this, and now I’m just sad and grumpy.