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Watch: New Trailer For 'Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones' Will Try To Succeed Where 'The Host' & 'Beautiful Creatures' Failed

by Kevin Jagernauth
April 1, 2013 11:55 PM
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Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones

So, YA franchises: lucrative new trend or risky fad? Those on the side of "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" will tout the devoted following both have developed, while one only has to look at the wreckage left behind "Beautiful Creatures" and last weekend's "The Host" to see that nothing is a guarantee. So hoping to come out a little bit better is "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones," which of course is based on a best-selling series of books. But will the fans show up? More importantly, will everyone else?

Well, that depends. Frankly, resembling a hybrid of "Twilight" and "Beautiful Creatures," this looks nearly like a parody movie with another attractive girl caught between two dudes, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance as she comes to accept her destiny etc. It's beginning to look like the same costume and set designers work on all these movies with lots of wacky clothing and makeup going on, though we will say that this one seems to be spending a bit of money in the soundtrack department, paying for Radiohead's "All I Need" plus the opening score cut that is featured in every trailer.

Oh, and it should be noted that the press announcement email for this trailer came with a suggestion to buy "Beastly," "The Covenant," "Underworld: Awakening" and uh, "The Vow" on Blu-ray. So if you're curious about the demographic Sony is aiming for here, there's your answer. Starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Robert Sheehan, Jemima West, Kevin Zegers, Aidan Turner, CCH Pounder and Kevin Durand (holy cow) this thing will cap off the summer on August 23rd. Watch below.

Mortal Instrument: City Of Bones Poster
Mortal Instrument: City Of Bones Poster

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  • Real | April 2, 2013 12:16 AMReply

    This is the first one of the YA franchises that actually looks interesting to me as it isn't full of kissing and people making googly eyes at each other in the trailers. The action, cast and mythology look cool. Will probably watch it.

  • INNI | April 2, 2013 6:34 AM

    You really should! The movie looks astounding, but it probably won't be as good as the books. You should read The Mortal Instrument series sometime. It's got the old school plot of good vs evil, but with amazingly complex characters, lots of fantastic plot twists and superb action. Plus, the world of Shadowhunters is a fantastic creation on its own! Its personally one of my favorite book series ever! :)

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