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Movie Title      : The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Directed by     : Harald Zwart

Produced by    : Don Carmody and Robert Kulzer

Based on         : City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Studio             : Constantin Film

Distributed by   : Screen Gems (US)

The Mortal Instruments

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mortal_Instruments:_City_of_Bones)

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is a German-American adventure fantasy film, about the Mortal Cup – a cup that allows humans to become half-Angel. It was given to the first Shadowhunter – a warrior who has powers and is trained to secretly protect humanity by killing demons. But then, there’s this other Shadowhunter, named Valentine Morgenstern (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), who betrays his race and steals the cup for himself in order to gain control over all Shadowhunters and demons.

His wife, Jocelyn Fray (Lena Headey), manages to stop him and hide the Mortal Cup. Valentine tries to chase after her, but then Jocelyn drinks a potion that leaves her in a comatose state. Jocelyn’s daughter, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), has inherited her mother’s powers, including the ability to read runes. That makes her a key to find the cup, so Valentine is coming after her.

Unfortunately, Clary’s mind is blocked, so she can’t remember anything about Shadowhunters and other things. Hodge Starkweather (Jared Harris), the leader of Shadowhunters, instructs Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbell Bower) to take Clary to the City of Bones, where they learn about her connection to a powerful sorcerer, Magnus Bane (Godfrey Gao), who was apparently hired by Jocelyn to block knowledge of the Shadowhunters from Clary’s mind.

Clary starts to figure out the knowledge, abilities, and secrets that her mom hid from her, making her targeted to be chased. Jocelyn’s mate, Luke Garroway (Aidan Turner), Clary’s best friend Simon Lewis (Robert Sheehan) and some Shadowhunters fellow help her along the way. In the end, they manage to fight Valentine, by pushing him through a portal and destroy it, while the Mortal Cup is safely kept by Clary.

One word: AWESOME! The whole story is brilliant! It has many twists and unpredictable conflicts along the way. I kept being surprised while watching this movie, and I enjoyed it so much! The characters have different personalities and backgrounds, making them unique and lovable. The good-looking actors and actress play their characters really well. They manage to make audience feel what they want people to feel. The editing and settings are genius! I can’t praise them more! This movie is gonna be a series, since there are five novels: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, and City of Lost Souls. I bet it’s gonna be an awesome series! Can’t wait!

Plot reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mortal_Instruments:_City_of_Bones

I also posted this review on my bubblews account. Check it out!

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Movie Title      : Beautiful Creatures

Directed by     : Richard LaGravenese

Based on         : Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Studio             : Alcon Entertainment

Distributed by   : Warner Bros. Pictures

Beautiful Creatures(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_Creatures_(2013_film))

Beautiful Creatures is an American romantic fantasy film, telling about casters – humans who are capable of performing magical spells. There are two kinds of caster – light and dark. The male casters can choose who they want to be, but female casters can’t. They’ll be claimed by the moon, depends on their true nature.

Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) is on her way to her sixteenth birthday, when she’ll be claimed. Her strong power makes her family worried. Her uncle, Macon Underwood (Jeremy Irons), changes from dark to light, to keep Lena’s true nature good and changes her into a light caster as well. Lena moves to Gatlin to live with her uncle and her other family members, who are all light casters. Then, she meets Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich), her school friend, and they got close. Macon disapproves of their love and fondness of each other, and conspires with Ethan’s family friend, Amma (Viola Davis), to keep the two separated. However, Ethan continues to pursue Lena, until she confesses that her family are casters and tells him about the claim.

Ridley (Emmy Rossum), Lena’s cousin, and Sarafine (Emma Thompson), Lena’s mother – both are dark casters, want Lena to join them, becoming a dark caster. They keep trying to turn Lena into dark. Then Lena and Ethan find out about their ancestors, caster Genevieve Duchannes (Rachel Broanahan) and mortal Confederate soldier Ethan Carter Wate were in love. Ethan Carter was shot in battle and Genevieve revived him using a forbidden spell that caused her to go dark and curse all the Duchannes family’s women. Lena almost loses hope, but her family and Ethan keep encouraging her. In the end, she finds her own solution to her problems.

The ending is an open ending, which means there’ll be sequels. There are four novels – Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos, and Beautiful Redemption. I guess they’re all gonna be filmed. Can’t wait! Sorry for the short summary. I really don’t want to give any spoilers. It’s a really great movie, trust me. Highly recommended. You won’t be disappointed! It’s sweet and touching, not just any forbidden love story, it has moral lessons, too. About family, sacrifices, and love.

The conflicts and twists are engaging, and it made me curious during the whole scenes! It has its own sense of humor and I love it! Since they’re in South Carolina, they have this western accent, which is cute! The characters are lovable! The actors and actress are good-looking and very talented. They played their role very well. I can feel their strong chemistry and it made me shiver! So, what are you waiting for? Go watch it right away, you won’t regret it!

Plot reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_Creatures_(2013_film)

I also posted this review on my bubblews account. Check it out!