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

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City of Bones

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Released: 2007
Author: Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

39%
Released: 2013
Director: Harald Zwart
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Book vs Movie
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   The history that Valentine and Luke have is explained. This was taken out of the movie.
   Jace has no reaction when the ace of cups turns up. The first time Jace and Clary's are in Madame Dorthea's he exclaims that's the mortal cup and asks what's it doing here when the a.c. of cups card sticks to Clary's hand.
   Jace, Isabelle and Alec kill a demon in the storage room in Pandemonium. In the movie, it's out in the open, on the dancefloor.
   Valentine comes up with the idea to tell Jace he is Clary's brother by himself and Hodge has no idea at all. Hodge knows and gives Valentine the idea to lie to them.
   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
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I have never been more disappointed! This movie was absolutely horrible! Like what the hell is up with the cast for example! Simon is there nothing wrong with, and I can live with Jace, but Clary?! NOPE! Her hair is supposed to be wild and red. This was obviously dyed some reddish brown colour. Arg! And so may important things were left out or changed. Don't even get me started on the ending! I'm so sad!
19 Oct 2014 Anonymous
Who would like to collaborate and do a remake fan film?
19 Aug 2014 Anonymous
Totally agreed. I think the casting in the whole movie was absolutely terrible I mean Isabelle is sometimes shorter than Clary. What is that???? And Clary's hair is not the shade of red I thought it would be I mean that does not look firey at all. I think Simon was about the only think good out of the whole movie. And my goodness don't even get me started on the soundtracks for the movie! That music totally killed some scenes especially the kissing scene between Jace and Clary. I think Lily Coll
27 Jul 2014 Anonymous
After clary finds out luke is a werewolf in the movie he actually does explain the circle and him and Valentine's background a bit
02 Jul 2014 Anonymous
I am so glad other people agree with me that this movie was just plain terrible. Lilly Collins was fucking horrible, it was nothing like the book, which was AMAZING, for the record- and it just didn't do the series justice. It's one of my favorite series EVER and this movie was just a GIANT DISSAPOINTMENT OF CATASTROPHIC PROPORTIONS. Where the fuck was Cassandra Clare? HOW COULD SHE HAVE LET THIS HAPPEN?!? This movie made me want to cry, it was so bad. God dammit.
02 Jun 2014 Anonymous
I would like to see them redo The City of Bones movies with the cast that was chosen already. Lily Collins & Jamie Campbell Bower have amazing chemistry. Jamie plays the perfect Jace. And even though Jonathan Rhys Meyers has brown hair and the complete opposite of what Valentine is described as in the books I think Jonathan portrays Valentine well. He gives off this dangerous, charming, strong character and that is who Valentine is. This trilogy could do as well as Twilight if they keep to the p
26 May 2014 Anonymous
Jocelyn got her own fight scene at the start of the movie which just lets the audience know she's not a puny little damsel in distress whereas Clary doesn't get to kill the Ravener. Oh and isn't Clary supposed to have "carroty coloured hair"?
12 May 2014 Anonymous
Jocelyn got her own fight scene at the start of the movie which just lets the audience know she's not a puny little damsel in distress whereas Clary doesn't get to kill the Ravener. Oh and isn't Clary supposed to have "carroty coloured hair"?
12 May 2014 Anonymous
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


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