The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

  • Director: Harald Zwart
  • Writer: Jessica Postigo,Cassandra Clare
  • Countries of origin: United States, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Release date: August 21, 2013
  • Runtime: 2h 10min
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital, SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Vũ Khí Bóng Đêm: Thành Phố Xương
  • "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" is a 2013 fantasy adventure film, filmed by Constantine Pictures, Germany, and adapted from the first part of Cassandra Claire's best-selling novel "Holy Grail Artifact" by Harald Directed by Zwart , Jessica Postag and Marlen Nijin co-wrote the screenplay. Starring Lily Collins , James Campbell M Bower , Aidan Turner , Kevin Durand . The film premiered in the United States on August 12, 2013. 
    The film tells that Claire was originally an ordinary Brooklyn girl. One day she discovered a mysterious boy Jace with many tattoos. Jace is a half-angel half-blood warrior, known as the "Shadow Hunter." Claret's mother was kidnapped by a mysterious organization. She asked Jace for help, but then found out that she also seemed to have the ability of a shadow hunter. She rescued her mother with her own power. 


    • Release date August 21, 2013
    • Filming locations Allan Gardens Conservatory, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Production companies Screen Gems, Constantin Film, Unique Features

    Box office


    $60,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


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    • By Tremaine 2022-08-01 14:28:19

      The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones--Movie Notes

      What? There's a new movie out? What? Or is it the latest street shooting goddess, Lily Collins? What? Is there Gao Yixiang in it? Go check it out! The first thing I did after watching it was to ask myself: for 2 hours, I lay on my stomach beside the bed and watched. What did I watch?

      Nima, what monsters is the...

    • By Jade 2022-04-21 09:01:57

      Film Review: It's really a nonsense film

      ≪The Holy Grail Artifact: City of Bones≫, as expected, this is really a nonsense movie, I don't know what to say. The most damning thing is that in the end, the Korean drama-style plot where the hero and heroine are actually siblings is really rotten to the point of outrageous; if it wasn't for the heroine, I wouldn't watch this film. Dubbing, the director abused Ji Guanlin for a long time, and he was already tired of aesthetics, and there was not much to be proud of. In short, love to see or...

    • By Bailey 2022-04-21 09:01:57

      "The Holy Grail Artifact: City of Bones": A family that loves and kills each other!

      "The Holy Grail Artifact: City of Bones": A family that loves and kills each other!

      Text / Levin

      Diaosi secretly loves a girl, a girl secretly loves a handsome guy, a handsome guy is secretly in love with a friend, a handsome guy and a girl love and kiss each other, the girl finds out that the villain is his father, and the handsome guy finds out that the villain is also his father, you! sister! what! In the end, the girl found out that the villain is not her father, wait,...

    • By Aurore 2022-04-20 09:01:40


      ...I really don't know what language to use to describe the rushing feeling of spit in my heart after watching this movie. In view of this chaotic plot and logical relationship like Xiang, I have no idea about the fantasy movie of youth love changed by American novels. New understanding... The
      only thing I can see is the male protagonist's face, but what do those tattoos mean? Does the makeup artist have a grudge against the male lead?><
      The female protagonist is beautiful, but when I...

    • By Damian 2022-04-20 09:01:40

      Holy Grail weapon? ? City of Bones? ?

      this film. . . only. . Suit. . young age. . Xiaopenyu watched. . See that the blood tank at the end of the film has been broken. . There are really too many flaws. . Bugs do not say. . This film is the main handsome gay beauty.

      BTW director, I think if you want to sell rot and sell base, can you be more professional! ! ! ! When I was doing wool, my brother suddenly fell in love with golden retrievers! ! Could it be that the younger brother kept saying "thick eyebrows and beautiful...

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    • By Everett 2023-01-10 21:22:22

      After watching it for almost an hour, I didn't understand what it was talking about, so I gave up...

    • By Jonas 2022-12-13 22:13:54

      For the sake of the male protagonist and Xiao Qiao, giving one more star... it's too...

    • By Kim 2022-04-24 07:01:06

      You are poor, does your family know? . . . I really want to play with toys. ....

    • By Damian 2022-04-24 07:01:06

      I fell asleep after watching ten minutes on the...

    • By Antonette 2022-04-24 07:01:06

      It turned out to be Gao Yixiang... Well, when I saw the trailer, I decided that I must watch it for the male lead. After watching it, I thought it was really wise. It really is a film that only handsome guys and beauties can watch. When did Meiying like to play the trick that all lovers are brothers and sisters? Can the male male triangle not be so cannon fodder? Anyway, I will still watch the next one - I bet they are not brothers and...

    Movie plot

    Clare Fury ( played by Lily Collins ) is an ordinary Brooklyn high school student. Her best friend is Simon Lewis ( played by Robert Sian ). Clare witnessed a murder in the nightclub. Although Simon was standing by her at the time, he seemed to have seen nothing. That night, Claret met the shadow hunter Jess Wieland ( played by Jamie Campbell Ball ), and she was deeply attracted by the mysterious world that belonged to him. After that,...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    Sandra Claire is a loyal fan of JK Rowling. She first became famous when she wrote Harry Potter fan fiction on the Internet; it is not difficult to explain the many similarities between Hodge Starkweather and Dumbledore in this film.
    Jared Harris, the actor who plays Hodge, is the real son of Richard Harris, the first Dumbledore actor.
    British actor Alex Pattyfer is the first person to play Jace in the hearts of fans of the original...
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    Domestic Media

    "Although the film took a long time to show a large number of vampires, werewolves, warlocks, demons, etc., with different appearances, the whole film looks like a shameless copycat from beginning to end." A large collection of ridiculous supernatural, and the whole film is confused and without context", "There are too many movies that seem to be shorthand, and the almost teasing plot is resentful, but I believe (this film) will still...
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    Foreign Media

    The film has always been very light and entertaining, until the overly complicated ending makes the film a bit changeable. ( "Chicago Sun" review ) "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" + "Percy Jackson" + "Twilight" + "The Vampire Diaries" + "Harry Potter", "The Holy Grail Artifact" is a hodgepodge. ( Comment by the Miami Herald ) If you like to appreciate shapely and expressionless young actors wearing leather jackets, skinny jeans, long boots,...
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    Movie quotes

    • Simon Lewis: So that's the famous cup everyone's talking about?

      Isabelle Lightwood: A replica. But yes.

      Simon Lewis: You know, Jace has got a real chip on his shoulder.

      Isabelle Lightwood: You would, too, if you saw your father murdered when you were a child. If it weren't for him we'd be dead. He saved our lives more times than I care to admit. Right...

    • Clary Fray: This is the part where you start tearing off pieces of your shirt to bind my wounds.

      Jace Wayland: If you wanted me to take my clothes off, you should have just asked.

    • Clary Fray: This is a top.

      Isabelle Lightwood: It's a dress.

      Clary Fray: I can't pull this off.

      Isabelle Lightwood: Well, actually with the right shoes...

      Clary Fray: No. I mean, this dress is so tight, it's like a second skin.

      Isabelle Lightwood: If you go looking like your mundane self we won't get within 100 feet of Magnus Bane. He's the High Warlock of Brooklyn. Stop complaining, come with me.