Sunday, 15 December 2013

The Mortal Instruments: The City of Bones,

La Cité des Ténèbres: La Coupe Mortelle,

directed by / réaliser par Harald Zwart

Reviewed by Nancy Snipper

The world is inhabited by demons and Shadowhunters – those who hunt them down. Clary Fray is one such saviour, but it takes the disappearance of her mother to find out just how powerful she is. Like mother- like daughter, for her mother was a leader in the group of Shadowhunters.  The Downworld is filled with vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures, but in this film werewolves are rescuers. They begin to infiltrate the sacred training ground of Shadowhunters, an institute where few now live. Most are dead – hence “the city of bones”. There is so much deception and questing going on in the story, for everyone wants to find this magic cup whose powers are attributed to angels. Carey is the one who finds it but not without the help of Jace, a beautiful Shadowhunter. A highly evil man named Valentine claims both of them of are his children and he desperately wants the cup, and to get it he would kills his supposed children. The move is exciting and full of special effects that work richly into the plot. The book, a best-seller might reveal more than the movie does, but the latter is certainly satisfying to watch.

(This film was viewed, compliments of Le SuperClub Videotron, 5000, rue Wellington, in Verdun,  Quebec.)
(Ce film a été visionné, avec les compliments de Le SuperClub Videotron, 5000, rue Wellington, à Verdun, Québec.)