What's the Difference between City of Bones the Book and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones the Movie?


City of Bones

Released: 2007
Author: Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Released: 2013
Director: Harald Zwart
Add/Edit a Character
Enter the Characters Name:

In the Book In the Movie
This Character does not appear.
The Forsaken
This Character does not appear.
This Character does not appear.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Book vs Movie
Add/Edit a Difference
This Spoils the Ending
In the Book In the Movie
   Jocelyn Fray was brought to an abandoned building while still in coma She was brought to the basement of The Institute. Without anyone knowing
   Clary doesn't know she has a gift of drawing new runes She quickly learned and drew a rune to freeze demons and she also drew a rune that has the same effect of telekinesis.
   Clary fought the demon in the apartment and shoved a sensor in it's mouth killing it Clary orchestrated a gas explosion and wasn't able to kill it, Jace suddenly arrived killing the demon with a seraph blade
   Clary and Jace was picked up by a Silent Brother on a carriage glamored as a car from the Institute They went there on their own
   When Clary went back to their apartment to pick up some of her stuff, the apartment was totally empty It was still full of their things and there was clutter everywhere.
1 2 3 4 5   Next  |  View All
If you know a difference, don't comment, Add it above!
The movie is awesome! Yeah,to fully understand it you have to read the books but who doesn't want to? And I think Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the guy who plays Valentine, looks really good! Yeah, Valentine is described to have fair hair and black eyes but can't you guys admit that they made him better in the movie? He looks really hot! Though I still don't like him..
04 Apr 2014 Anonymous
the story was PERFECT before they made the movie. it doesn't give an accurate representation. the characters look nothing like they were described, and they made shit up and put it in the story. those made up things ruined the story. I never imagined magnus as Asian. and the fights happened on a ship, not in the institute. they left out so many good parts that have significance in the later books. Producers should have free rein over a story that isn't theirs. where the heck was Cassandra???
01 Apr 2014 Anonymous
15 Feb 2014 Anonymous
valentine has has hair so blonde it looks white and onyx eyes, he is tall and intimidating but in the movie he looks childish has longish brown hair and doesn't enter the institute with a demon army (ps the demons aren't meant to look like burnt people!!) i hate the movie they shouldn't continue the series as a movie i mean MAGNUS WASN'T EVEN SPARKLY!!! >:(
15 Feb 2014 Anonymous
Hodge didn't die at the end of City of Bones - book either
12 Feb 2014 Anonymous
the film was crap
05 Feb 2014 Anonymous
the movie sucked and I didnt even watch the rest of it because it was so off from the book, i hope the the movie for the city of ashes is better.
30 Jan 2014 Anonymous
And accurate
30 Jan 2014 Anonymous
on the train Simon states that there a girls staring at Jace and Jace responds with "of course they are I'm devishly handsome"
27 Jan 2014 Anonymous
Also the club is called pendulum and the demon isn't killed in the club for her to see. Clary follows them into a room and there is actually a bigger fight between the demon and the others.
27 Jan 2014 Anonymous

Login or Register
You'll Need to be logged in to do that!
Login to your Account or Create an Account
User Name:   Username:
Password:   Password:
Verify Password:
Email Address:
(Not Required)

Featured Comparison

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

76 differences