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Reel Snippets – The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was a huge disappointment, at least until the third act where it became halfway decent. The first two acts were a constant parade of exposition and action scenes with almost no time for character development. On top of that, the pacing, acting (save for the main actress), and script are fairly poor. Plot threads are set up and left dangling, possibly for the sequel or possibly because of the cut source material. Some reviews label it as the next Twilight, but to me it feels like the next Eragon. Twilight at least set time aside for characterization, though admittedly the romantic chemistry is just as bad. There are some redeeming moments, but those can’t be discussed for spoiler reasons and they raise even more questions. The least that can be said about it is that it’s entertaining, but the truth is that you’ve seen this movie before and better under many different titles. No need to waste your money on this one.

Still better than Man of Steel, though.

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