Happy Eternity Discussions are regular discussions where Chiara and Jeann chat, fangirl, tease each other and snark over movies, books, TV shows and other things.
Today we discuss a movie that hasn’t received a lot of love from the movie community, City of Bones! I’ve read the book and even I was confused. Chiara didn’t mind the movie but I thought it was one of the worst adaptations I’ve ever seen, check out our discussion below!
Jeann: Totally agreed, I just feel like they shoved a bit too much in from the novel instead of walking the audience through the movie a little more. When things kept on happening I was just like WTF is happening, make it stop! They just threw in lingo from the novel expecting us to know their significance, like “clave” “mortal cup” and as the movie went on I just didn’t care anymore.
YESSS you said it! No backsies *hugs Four poster*
I kind of wish she picked Simon because the hot, mysterious badass guy shouldn’t always get the girl! He’s just so caring and always there for her. I usually prefer beta males. AND WHY DOES NO ONE TELL HIM HE’S A VAMPIRE, COME ON. Less kissing and more being a friend! Uggghhh.
OH COME ON IT WAS FULL OF CHEESE. Strong, full of odour and with a bit of a bite. Seriously, how lame was it when Jace said to Clary “I told you I’d never met an angel” Nope he’s not going to do it….AND HE DOES! “….now I have”. I wanted to strangle the script writers for making it so painful. Even the kiss was super awkward! There was absolutely no relationship build up at all throughout the movie.
How about that awkward moment when they kind of hinted that Alec was gay and then we were all like WHHHATT cos even though it was like that in the book we had no prior warning or anything in the movie lol!
Ewww I totally know what you mean about the icky moment between Clary and Valentine *shudders*. Didn’t he like grab Clary or something at one point? I was just like eww all my warning bells are turning on. I just really had to laugh at that portal in the wall, oh the pain.
I can’t imagine there’d be a sequel after that, I wouldn’t see it 😛 And it’s also 12% on Rotten Tomatoes. The pppaaainnn. Even reliving this is painful. But I know who would!! *stares* HAHA WHAT IS WITH YOU AND LEATHER CHIARA
Chiara: Ohmygosh YES, the way they were just like ‘yeah the clave does this and that’ …. you cannot just throw that in there. You don’t even explain what the clave is or anything about it! D:
*strokes JCB postcard* WHY DON’T I HAVE A JCB POSTER *wails*
But Simon was so whiny! ‘I’m the one who’s always been there for you, not him! *voice cracks*’ Like, bro, you cannot help who you fall in love with. Just because you’ve always been there for her does not mean she has to love you, okay? Put your big boy panties on.
And yeah like WOW Clary he’s been bitten and you don’t even tell him? Points to you for being a shoddy friend.
Aw yeah that was a pretty awful line and I kind of vomited in my mouth a bit. It was terrible. Truly terrible.
I didn’t realise it was awkward because I knew that Alec was gay so *shrug* But I can imagine it might have been a bit weird. Although he had that whole overprotective thing going on, so maybe it was kind of expected. He gets into the elevator or whatever and is all: stay away from Jace. I don’t believe most guys would do that, haha XD
HE SNIFFED HER HAIR JEANN. WHAT NO YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE HER FATHER. ACK ACK ACK ACK.
Hey I am all down for another TMI movie. It’s a fun story and JCB.
What do you mean what is with me and leather? I wasn’t aware that was a fetish of mine *strokes beard*
Jeann: Actually, I lied. I don’t have a Four poster *sad face* but at least you have a JCB postcard! Simon’s whining about Clary was so desperate, I mean seriously is that supposed to make her want you? Or run away from the stink of desperation?
YES if you are totally foreign to the books or you don’t remember them well like me, Clary just goes after Jace and doesn’t even consider Alec at all until they drop this random hint out of nowhere that it’s because he’s gay. Soo possessive and random! I don’t mind if he is, but at least hint at it or something!
That being said, I actually liked some of it like the runes and seeing the creepy tarot woman. Now that was pretty neat. I saw the trailer and got excited about the fight scenes but they were probably the best part of the movie.
For some reason we’ve bought up leather a few times now (in the Captain America one and this one) and of course I took it upon myself to jump to conclusions and pointed out your (non-existence) fetish. Although I’m pretty sure I brought it up myself both times *strokes beard too*
You mean fun in a so bad it’s good way? 😉 ANYWAY I did not enjoy, oh no. It was way too cheesy for me and one of the worst YA adaptations I have ever seen. Do not want. I apologise, I’ve been all over the place this review because I saw the movie a few months ago and it was so bad I kind of cast it out of my mind XD
Chiara: Jeann. I think it’s time to admit we have a problem. A fetish for attractive people in leather.
Chiara and I had different opinions of the movie, but what did YOU think of City of Bones? Tell us below!