New York City teen Clary Fray (Lily Collins) learns that she is descended from a noble line of half-angel demon slayers known as the Shadowhunters, and joins their powerful ranks in a bid to rescue her missing mother (Lena Headey) from an alternate dimension known as the Downworld, where the terrifying creatures of legend roam free. Adapted from the popular series of novels by author Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones co-stars Robert Maillet, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, CCH Pounder, and Jared Harris.~Jason Buchanan
Bringing them to life - Filmmakers and Cast discuss the characters of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Descendants of the Cup - A look at the stunts and the cast's transformation into Shadowhunters
Music video: "Almost Never Enough" by Ariana Grande ft. Nathan Sykes
I. Marlene King
Godfrey GaoMagnus Bane
Jamie Campbell BowerJace
Harry Van GorkumAlaric/Werewolf
Stephen R. HartBrother Jeremiah
Elyas M'BarekThe Vampire Leader
Pedro Miguel ArceBouncer
Matthew ChengMagnus' Bouncer
Carlos Gonzalez-VioVampire Henchman
Geir Hartly AndreassenCinematographer
Atli OrvarssonComposer (Music Score)
François SéguinProduction Designer
Anthony IanniArt Director
Bob ShayeExecutive Producer
Martin MoszkowiczExecutive Producer
Michael LynneExecutive Producer
Kimberley ZaharkoSet Designer
Gersha PhillipsCostume Designer
Marty Eli SchwartzFirst Assistant Director
Greg ChapmanSound Mixer
Bernhard ThuerExecutive in Charge of Production
Christopher RichardsCasting Associate
Hartley GorensteinLine Producer
Hartley GorensteinUnit Production Manager
J.R. FountainSound Effects Editor
Jason CavalierAssistant Choreographer
Jean FrenetteStunts Coordinator
Joel NegronCo-Executive Producer
Kevin BanksMusic Editor
Nathan RobitailleSound Effects Editor
Nelson FerreiraSupervising Sound Editor
Stephen BardenSound Effects Editor
Sue Len QuonFirst Assistant Editor
Sci-Fi Horror,Supernatural Horror
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Year of Release
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, stereo
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones [DVD] 
Here is another attempt and turning a Young Adult (YA) novel into a successful brand. However, this was not near as successful as that of other YA novels (Harry Potter, Twilight, Divergent etc.). If you've never read the book then it can be very enjoyable, but probably limited to the younger generations due to the use of "teenage angst". It has some decent actor/actresses involved with the project, but they can only carry it so far. There's a little bit of action thrown in, but I think there was more warranted than what we received. If your a fan of the book.... well you might want to pass. Not that it doesn't get some of the things right, they just probably change things for the worse in this case. The book is much better than this attempt (I'd say it's true for the follow up that they are making for television as well, but that's a different time and place). It stinks that they didn't do better, because they could have made a good run of movies, granted that they had a better direction and delivery on movie 1.
Have NOT Read the book: worth a watch. It's a fun stand alone movie that can be enjoyable. Just don't think too much into it.
HAVE read the book: you may not want to bother, because if your like me you will mentally (or maybe verbally) pick the movie apart from what all you know from the source material.
I purchased the dvd The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, because I've seen it before. I think it's a good movie and I would definitely recommend it to others to watch. I like the actors in the movie.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great Movie, But Didn't Follow the Book
The movie arrived earlier than anticipated, and it was in perfect condition; no marks from being banged around during shipping. Thank you, Best Buy! My issue lies with the plot of the movie, not something Best Buy can fix. If you've read the books, then you know they left out important information in some areas, and gave away secrets that weren't supposed to come out til later in the series in others. They should have listened more to Cassandra Clare, I believe. It would have made her fans a lot happier to see things play out more like the books. If you've read the books, be prepared to be slightly disappointed. If you haven't, you'll enjoy it more. Still a good movie. Great visual effects, great acting, great plot...just poor interpretation on the part of the screenwriter.
If you buy this make sure your tv is a good/newer model. the dark sceens are very dark. If you dont have the rite electronics it wont look very good. other wise great movie if your into this kind of stuff
I really liked the movie. The special effects were good, but not over the top. The story had a good balance of love story and action scenes. My only issues is I think if the story would have been better if they would made this a 2 part movie vice trying to get everything in 2+ hours. Considering it's a book series, hopefully a sequel will follow to fill in some of the blanks.
A hilariously messy mishmash of YA fantasy tropes.
The Mortal Instruments, based upon a young adult book series, could more aptly be named "Young Adult: The Movie." The plot is vapid and full of tropes and concepts from just about every other popular fantasy property out there; don't go into it thinking it's going to be any sort of revelation for the genre. However, the film is well-casted, the actors work really well off of one another, and despite the lack of depth, it's very entertaining. It's great if you're into b-movies.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I recommend watching this BEFORE reading the books
If you can overlook the fact that it is different from the book (and get past Jase's hair) and watch it for enjoyment purposes without any preconceived notions... It is quite good. It is a coming of age story about a girl who's not only learning where she really comes from but finding out who she is, and falling in love for the first time. Yes, it all happens in a world of half-angels who hunt demons, vampires, werewolves, warlocks, etc. but still!