Welcome back for another edition of Evil Movie Reviews, this week taking us to the hidden down-world of NYC. The Mortal Instruments is one of my favorite book series, and if you haven’t read any of the books I strongly recommend it, especially if you have a creature obsession like me. These books are full of demons, werewolves, shadow hunters, and vampires, with lots of great characters aside from the main two. So when I heard it was being made in to a movie my demon-loving self was shivering with anticipation.
This weekend I made it to the movies for the third time this summer to catch this flick eagerly expecting to be overwhelmed with action and mystery. Sadly it was not to be, and I am just glad that I used a discount deal to go see this movie otherwise I might have felt like I was being ripped off.
The movie does have some nice CGI animated creatures, and I will give them credit for making some horrifying, exorcist-esque demons that gave me the willies, but aside from these scary monsters the movie was quite a let down.
The Mortal Instruments is a series of books about Shadow hunters, people who have angel blood in their ancestry that spend their life being demon hunters. In addition, there are many species of “downworlders” like vampires, werewolves, warlocks, and fairies that inhabit this world unbeknownst to “mundanes”, their word for regular humans. The main plot of the novels follows this group of shadow hunters trying to track down and stop the main villain Valentine and his family’s world domination scheme book after book. In addition to this main storyline, there are quite a few spin-off stories following Clary’s unmatched talent to create new runes, the Shadow hunter society’s prejudice rules and boundaries, and Simon’s transformation in to a vampire.