Q:Hey could you please do another review for cob bt with spoilers and just put it under read more i rlly would love to know what you meant when you said things wont in order thanks
For those who REALLY want to know…
City of Bones Movie Review (SPOILER FREE)
I don’t think it hit me until I sat down. After YEARS of waiting…IT WAS FINALLY HERE!!!
I always say the hardest part about books is that our imaginations have no “budget” and visually it’s hard for a movie to compete with that. I was proven wrong the second Clary walked into the Institute library and then again in the greenhouse, then the Silent City. Over and over again I was blown away. The demons, the fight sequences, the werewolves, the silent brothers. I kept thinking YES THAT’S IT! As though it came out from my mind and onto the screen.
The cast was very well chosen, but none could match Jamie. He WAS Jace from his presence, to his facial expressions, to how he spoke. Most importantly he NAILED Jace’s sarcasm and cracked the audience up OVER and OVER again. Not just hehehe but all out cracking up. One in particular happened to be among my favorite Jacisms (can that be a thing now?) in the book and Jamie OWNED IT.
There were changes, as there are with all movie adaptions, and though people know some, there were many more changes than the spoilers mentioned. But in the end they work for the MOVIE. There’s one — hmmm it’s not a thing, more like a section of the series plot — that has been moved up which after the fact I think will make the next movies even better.
So no, it’s not the book, but the truly important parts are there. And I’m not just talking dialogue and plot, but the tiny things that made us fall in love with the books in the first place. Jace’s sarcasm, the silly look in Simon’s eyes when he’s staring at Clary, the glances Alec sends in Jace’s direction, Hodge’s very painful guilt. It all made it off of the pages. All but one — not enough Malec in my opinion, but I think it would have been very forced to put that into the pace of the movie. It moves MUCH faster than the book does.
And yes, I’ll be in the theater a week from now to see it all over again, because I know I’ll only appreciate it more the second time around.
Tomorrow’s To Do List
- Go to work for a couple hours
- Get nails done
- Blow out at drybar
- Fight rush hour traffic
- GO TO THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS PREMIERE
I’ll be live tweeting as much as I can from there so follow me on twitter @AmandaEBoyle. No idea what the layout is going to be since fans are now camping out. I’ll be posting a SPOILER FREE review tomorrow night!
I’m on the guest list for the Mortal Instruments premiere!!!!!!
SAY WHAT? I’m going to the TMI premiere?
When I was told I’m going to the TMI premiere:
What I did when I was alone:
Give a girl a horse…
From a Facebook status written by a father in answer to people who believe he “wasted” money on her riding:
Because my daughter grew up with horses she has compassion. She knows that we must take special care of the very young and the very old. We must make sure those without voices to speak of their pain are still cared for.
Because my daughter grew up with horses she learned responsibility for others than herself. She learned that regardless of the weather you must still care for those you have the stewardship of. There are no “days off” just because you don’t feel like being a horse owner that day. She learned that for every hour of fun you have there are days of hard slogging work you must do first.
Because my daughter grew up with horses she learned not to be afraid of getting dirty and that appearances don’t matter to most of the breathing things in the world we live in. Horses do not care about designer clothes, jewelry, pretty hairdos or anything else we put on our bodies to try to impress others. What a horse cares about are your abilities to work within his natural world, he doesn’t care if you’re wearing $80.00 jeans while you do it.
Because my daughter grew up with horses she understands the value of money. Every dollar can be translated into bales of hay, bags of feed or farrier visits. Purchasing non-necessities during lean times can mean the difference between feed and good care, or neglect and starvation. She has learned to judge the level of her care against the care she sees provided by others and to make sure her stan-dards never lower, and only increase as her knowledge grows.
Because my daughter grew up with horses she has learned to learn on her own. She has had teachers that cannot speak, nor write, nor communicate beyond body language and reactions. She has had to learn to “read” her surroundings for both safe and unsafe objects, to look for hazards where others might only see a pretty meadow. She has learned to judge people as she judges horses. She looks beyond appearances and trappings to see what is within.
Because my daughter grew up with horses she has learned sportsmanship to a high degree. Everyone that competes fairly is a winner. Trophies and ribbons may prove someone a winner, but they do not prove someone is a horseman. She has also learned that some people will do anything to win, regard-less of who it hurts. She knows that those who will cheat in the show ring will also cheat in every other aspect of their life and are not to be trusted.
Because my daughter grew up with horses she has self-esteem and an engaging personality. She can talk to anyone she meets with confidence, because she has to express herself to her horse with more than words. She knows the satisfaction of controlling and teaching a 1000 pound animal that will yield willingly to her gentle touch and ignore the more forceful and inept handling of those stronger than she is. She holds herself with poise and professionalism in the company of those far older than herself.