The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Reviews: Another Successful Book Adaptation?

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opens in theaters today. It hasn't gotten the same buzz that other young adult book adaptations like Divergent and of course The Hunger Games.

Will this newest book to film franchise be as successful as its counterparts?

Let's turn to the critics and gather up some The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones reviews!

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[The filmmakers] throw in everything from witches and vampires and demons to gay warlocks, mini-skirted monster hunters and werewolf bikers, but this silly epic never goes anywhere remotely interesting. -- Alonso Duralde, The Wrap

There's a Dumbledore, there's a Voldemort, there's a magical MacGuffin that our heroes must track down, but it's a soulless attempt to re-create the Potter magic. -- Matt Patches, Time Out New York

Easily one of the year's worst films. It's so groan-worthy awful that it's actually insulting to its target teen demographic, who despite a higher threshold for mediocrity than most, definitely deserve better. -- Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files

Competent enough to celebrate all the sexiness and violence that most of the other Twilight rip-offs (and especially Twilight) are afraid to even glance at. -- William Bibbiani, CraveOnline

Sadly for supernatural fantasy fans, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is as by-the-numbers as they come, coasting on the good looks of its cast without any of the storytelling magic that made the many films it borrows from so successful. -- Issac Feldberg, We Got This Covered

Everything you're looking for, provided you're looking for nothing. -- Laramy Legal, Film.com 

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I agree with the critics. This film is rotten to the core. If you want an even more in depth review of the film go here: http://theweek.com/article/ind... It'll give you food for thought (if you have a brain) to understand why this film and the crappy original text exist at all.

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