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I, too, was able to watch The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones at the premiere in Hollywood, California.  And even though I sadly was not able to attain my goal of getting a picture with Godfrey Gao, I was extremely pleased with how the movie turned out.  However, there’s always the question of whether this movie will actually please those who haven’t read the books, or, as I respectfully call them, mundanes.

My friend, Evelyn, happens to be one of those who hadn’t read the books, but she actually camped out in line for the premiere of the movie because she’s a big fan of Aidan Turner, who plays Luke Garroway in the film.  After the premiere, I asked her a few questions about the movie and here’s what she had to say:


Me with my “mundane” friend, Evelyn

So, you haven’t read the books, right?


What did think about the movie?

I enjoyed it!  For someone who didn’t know about it and wanted to see it because of an actor, and also because of the previews making it look so action-packed, I was amazed by it from beginning to end.  You didn’t need to read the book to follow that movie.  It was all there.

So, you pretty much understood what was going on?

Yes, I know what a mundane is.  I know what the symbols [runes] mean, or symbolize, and I could follow the story and the plot.

Who were you most impressed with?

That whole cast is pretty darn amazing.  And I would say that Robert Sheehan was my favorite, for being someone that I really didn’t know about, you know, prior to Misfits.  And Lily Collins did a really good job!  And Jamie Campbell Bower, although his hair looks a little weird.  I didn’t really enjoy that.  But everybody did really good.  Like supporting cast, they all brought it full circle, and just made that movie enjoyable and not lame or slow.

Some of you might think that she may have been just tried to be nice about the movie because she’s a friend of mine, but from knowing her for a few years now, if she doesn’t like something, she will let you know.  If she didn’t like it, she definitely would’ve let me know (noticed that she did mention how she didn’t like JCB’s hair in the movie).

And in all honestly, she did have some questions about certain scenes in there, which fortunately were questions that weren’t answered in the first book anyway.  If you want another perspective from a male non-reader, you might want to check out my “date for the premiere,” Megan’s post, since she was able to interview just such a person.

Even if she didn't enjoy the movie (although she did), she was able to attain her goal of taking a picture with Aidan Turner.

Even if she didn’t enjoy the movie (although she did), she was able to attain her goal of taking a picture with Aidan Turner.

So, I hope this gives you more confidence in bringing, or maybe dragging, your friends with you to see this movie, even if they haven’t read the books.  Just spread the word!  And I hope you enjoy the movie as much as I did!

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES Premiere and L.A. Mall Tour Stop Photos

I was able to attend the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones premiere in Los Angeles, CA, and got to meet several of the actors as well as the director of the movie.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get many of the actors at the premiere, but the following day, Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, and Kevin Zegers, along with director Harald Zwart and author Cassandra Clare had their final Mall Tour stop at the Americana at Brand in Glendale, CA.  The first 200 people were able to get their autographs.  Despite the long wait and the sun doing its number on our skins, it was exciting and fun to see all the fans.  One fan was lucky enough to sit on stage next to Robert Sheehan during part of the Q&A.

As for the movie itself, I’ll say that this is probably one of my favorite book-to-movie adaptations ever.  The actors played the characters the way I had imagined them in the books, and I hope you feel the same way when you see it, too.  I will be seeing it a few more times when it finally is released on August 21st.

The Fandom Praises The Mortal Instruments Cast

Not only was our admin and Shadowhunters Stelecast host Nat able to see The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, she had a brief opportunity to speak with Cassandra Clare, Harald Zwart, and the stars at a signing after the fact!

Seething jealousy aside, everyone here is thrilled for her! Check out this video of Nat sharing her thoughts on the movie with the cast:

A note from Nat:

Excuse my limited vernacular in the accolades and video recording. I was multi tasking and not doing a great job of it.


If you want to know how close I had to be to get these pictures of the cast of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I was in the front row.   Yes, I camped out all night to get this close and I will say that it was worth it, because… well, I think the photos speak for themselves, really.

I can honestly say that I don’t even remember what questions were asked because I was just too hypnotized by all the eye candy on the stage.  Yes, I fangirled immensely, but Comic-Con is the place to do that.

So, take a look at the lot of pictures after the jump and send them all good wishes in the coming month as they tour the malls and hit all the news and radio stations throughout the U.S. and then other countries.

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Entertainment Tonight Talks To THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES Cast

While at Comic-Con, Entertainment Tonight got to talk a bit to the cast of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (and apparently, they couldn’t spare a couple of couches). Check the video below.

It’s cute that it was everyone’s, except for Jamie, first time at Comic-Con. Hopefully it won’t be their last!

via Entertainment Tonight

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Comic Con Press Roundup

There’s been a substantial amount of press interviews coming out for Comic Con these past couple days, so we’re rounding them up so you can see them all (so far) in one go! Check it out!






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