This weekend has been fantastic. Michael and I have had so much fun working on projects together. Unfortunately, they still aren’t done yet, but they will be after next weekend! Right now, I’m working in chaos because (teaser alert) this major project involves my office. The more chaotic it gets though, the closer it is getting to being done. At least that is what I’m telling myself.
This weekend we also went to see The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. This was the first series that I read after reading Twilight. While Cassandra Clare isn’t my favorite author, the fact that her books were at the beginning of my YA Sci-fi journey still holds a special place in my heart.
Michael hadn’t read the series, but he was kind enough to take me out on a special date to see the movie. Since it was opening weekend, I was sure that the theater would be packed. We make it a point not to read reviews before seeing a movie, but the sparse theater was a pretty bad omen. My heart sank a little when we entered the theater fifteen minutes before curtain to easily find our favorite front seats available.
The movie, itself, wasn’t bad for me, but I read the books, so it was more about seeing my favorite scenes play out on the big screen. Since Michael hadn’t read the books, I was really interested in his take on the show. He said that a lot of the actors didn’t seem very convincing, like they didn’t fit the roles of the characters they were supposed to play. I have to agree. I felt that some of the more seasoned actors (at least ones I had seen play other roles) like Aiden Turner, Lily Collins and Robert Sheehan seemed to effectively meet my expectations, but I think the role of Jace was just off. He didn’t look or act the part in my opinion.
Overall, if you read the books, you will enjoy the movie, but I would wait until it is on Netflix or Red box. As a side note, I had no idea that Clare, the author, got her start writing fan fiction for Harry Potter. I saw maybe a few similarities with M.I. as I did with H.P., but not enough to see it as actual fan fiction. Also, they are going to start filming the second movie in this series in the fall, but I don’t know if they will be able to make it to the third book at the rate it’s going now.
Oh! And one more thing! Speaking of YA series that I enjoyed which are turning into movies, Vampire Academy and Divergent came out with their first teaser trailers this week. With the Vampire Academy, I’m afraid with the M.I. experience as well as the campiness of this teaser trailer, I’m going to be disappointed with this movie as well, or at least it won’t have much of a following to support the other five books in the series. Maybe the YA vampire movies have really run their course. However, Divergent looks awesome, and Kate Winslet as Jeanine is going to be interesting. Maybe there is still some hope after all. What do you think?