Front page of current issueContents of current issue
What's in Festivale, including cover stories, the tour, indices, and what's new
what's new, Festivale's revision history Go to the online shopping mall where all the on-line stores areThe Bookroom: News, reviews, linksReel Life: The movie section with film commentary, coming attractions and release dates, links pages and more.Buy movie posters online; 40x82Technology BytesFestivale's guide to Melbourne and Victoria, photos, maps, linksFestivale's guide to Melbourne and Victoria, photos, maps, links

A Reel Life film section

Issue: Spring 2013

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) movie review

She Can See Demons


This movie was very much a teen flick with lots of action, sort of a story line and apparently there are six books in the series. It's a very generic fantasy with vampires, demons and people of mixed bloodlines that can see them.

The lead female character is a young woman coming of age and resisting efforts to restrict/restrain her powers and knowledge of them. The lead male character finds her by accident in a club and is surprised she can see him.

We then have the usual boy meets girl, other people are jealous of girl, some demon fighting and finding, lots of teen angst.

Movie Poster, Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Festivale film review; 220x315

Movie poster, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
There is a world hidden within our own.

Did I mention, very much 90210 with demons, vampires and other fantasy elements, including werewolves?

An enjoyable flick, nothing too demanding in the brain department, lots of action, lots of apparent deus ex machina, lots of things happening without explanation, but still kept me amused :)

Bookmark and Share

Like us on facebook

Add your comments

by Richard Hryckiewicz
Australian release 22 August 2013
For credits and official site details, see below
Search Festivale for more work by the film-makers below.

See also:

Just the facts:

Title: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
Written by: Jessica Postigo (screenplay); Cassandra Clare (novel)
Directed by: Harald Zwart
Running time: 130 mins

The Players: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West

Official website:
IMDb entry

For session times of current films, use the cinema listings on the Movie links page. For scheduled release dates, see the coming attractions section.

For more information about this movie, check out the internet movie database.
For the latest additions to Festivale, check out the change history section.

Coming attractions, Movies by month, Australian movie release datesIndex of movie reviewscontents of current FestivaleA Reel Life movie section