Seen: 31st August 2013
KAlberta and I ditched the boyfriends a ventured into our guilty pleasure today when we went to see The Mortal Instruments. We the original Harry Potter generation so children’s literature of this kind is pretty much my favorite thing. Although I have yet to read this series -- KAlberta gave me the first book a few weeks ago -- I couldn’t resist but to accompany her to the movie -- especially as Lily Collins is the lead and I adore her.
On the whole the movie was pretty bad. (Not as bad as Twilight - at least this cast could act!)
The script was incredibly cheesy. However, the costumes, sets, and special effects were fantastic.
The plot is a solid one as is the cast. It was great to see a barely clothed Jonathan Rhys Myers back onscreen! The character of Simon was brilliant portrayed. Most importantly Lily Collins being the heroine held up her part of the bargain and really carried the movie.
There were unintentional giggles -- especially in the garden with the sprinklers. --
There were wincing with the disgustingness of the special effects -- especially with the rottweiler. -- There were even moments of fear -- the hooded men in the city of bones. --
All in all I enjoyed it.
It was no Hunger Games but it was fun to watch.