As you may have already noticed I’m a fan of adventure-fantasy novels and films and I’m glad that I didn’t miss this one.
I was reluctant on seeing this movie as I’ve haven’t read the novel yet but somehow, I managed to give it a try.
And I must say I wasn’t disappointed at all. The movie was fast paced and there was no dragging feeling to it. The plot is not really unique but the settings and the characters were. I liked how they seemed that New York really had those underground and hidden places inhabited by various supernatural creatures.
I loved how they casted Jamie Campbell Bower here as Jace because it was a little bit refreshing that the leading guy is not the typical Prince-Charming-looking guy. He’s got this rough and dark image to him and it suited the movie and the character so well. As for Lily being Clary, there was nothing really special into it but I must say she knows what she is doing and I think it’s enough to make this movie an excellent one.
The action scenes were not really typical also and it made me anticipate more. Of course, there were a few things that confused me as I haven’t read the novels yet. But, yeah, I’m rating the movie ‘alone’ 7/10, since there are so much room for improvement but it was good enough.
Well, now, the movie got so much of my interest and I’m off to read the novel series now!
For those who haven’t seen it yet, here’s the trailer!