Film

Bone dry

OUT NOW! A skeletal plot leaves creaky and derivative THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES dead on its feet.

Following Twilight’s dominance at the box office, it was only a matter of time before something new arrived to keep that demographic all hot and bothered. Adapted from the first book of another bestselling series, City Of Bones follows a young woman named Clary (Lily Collins, daughter of Phil) as she juggles with revelations about her past, pesky demons and boy troubles while trying to unearth some sacred cup. Miserable stuff (unless you’re into that sort of thing) but hey, at least the werewolves are Irish.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones | Directed by Harald Zwart (USA, Germany 2013) with Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower. Starts August 29

Originally published in Issue #119, September 2013.