I’ve been meaning to write the post for such a long time but never got around to it cuz I’m terribly lazy and unmotivated. Even more so with heat that determined to boil me every time I wake up. Being on the top floor of your house in the middle of the dry New York heat wave with no AC is no joke. I honestly think you could’ve fried eggs in my room this past week. But a few characters already know this all too well, being that they’ve grown in the heart of New York, and they’re the stars of a book turned movie (of course), The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
Am I excited that this has turned into a movie? Of course. Am I deathly afraid how it’s gunna turn out? Of course. But I totally jumped on board when the likes of Johnathan Rhys Meyers, Kevin Zegers, Lena Heady, new comers Lily Collins, and Jamie Campbell Bower (I fell in love with him in Sweeney Todd.) All these guys are hot and I had crushes on forever, Lena Heady is giving me a chance to like her and not want to punch her in the face when she’s on Games of Thrones, and Lily Collins is just so adorable but I do feel her red hair dye job bordered on too red and fake looking. But I know is so hard to match red to certain skins tones to make it look natural. Being a red head is a tricky tricky thing. And I am sooo over the trend.
Some characters look like they fit and others not so much. As much as I love Meyers, he looks nothing like the character in the book who has extremely fair hair that’s so blonde it’s white. But he’s so hot, I can forgive him. I know nothing’s gunna be perfect and exact and all the but can you blame a girl for wanting it to be that way? Anyway I had read the books so long ago, I barely remember any details. And I remember the first three books as one whole big thing. I can’t remember when I read them, but I believe it was when I was in college. To tell you the truth, I have read better books as just in like, how do you say, writing I guess, but I’m not hating one bit cuz I can barely finish a chapter in my own long over due story. But I think it’s just her writing style or something, not overly impressive and I’ve read so many books to know which one to scream to my friends about. I really liked this series and it pulled me in and it was interesting and everything, but I didn’t tell anyone about it. It also helps that I have no friends to tell. But I did read all three and was like, well that was great. I totally forgot about the books until I saw years later there were two other ones out and the Infernal Devices trilogy. I was just like wtf lady? You told me this was a trilogy and that’s why I was satisfied with the resolution, never to remember anything ever again and on to the next. Apparently not so, she had to a trilogy sequel follow up.
Anyway, forgot about them, it was just on my kindle wish list, blah. I saw then that it was to be a movie and I was totally blind sided by this news and the fact there would be actors in it that you actually knew, like whaaaaaat duuuuuuude gotta see that shit. Sometimes I reread the book if a movie remake comes out, but these books are huge so I was like fuck that shit. The books were $5 on my kindle so I just bought all of them. Read the follow up two books and it didn’t help me remember everything about what happened in the first three but totally helped in refreshing my memory about the characters and things like that. I really like the these last two ones for whatever reason. Maybe I was more focused in reading than I was in college? Who knows. I also read the Infernal Devices trilogy which I hear will also be a movie. Well then. Bitches be making that moneeeyyy. Go Cassandra! Let’s just see how this movie goes. It already get high marks from me over Twilight in the first round: casting. Great job with that. Thank God you have an excellent cast! Never watched all of Twilight, never could stomach what a travesty it had become. So that’s round 2: getting through the movie. I know there are excellent actors in this movies already so nothing on skill, just a test of script and how they adapted the book and how much of the actual heart of the book they kept. That’s really the most important part when it comes down to it. Sometimes it sucks being such an avid reader and everything you read becomes a movie. That’s one of the reasons my aunt took me to see The Devil Wears Prada. I made my mom buy the book for me from Costco and my aunt remembered seeing me read that book from all those years ago. So when it came out she took me to see it. I did like the movie, hello Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway!, but in the book, that lady was way crueler than she was in the movie. But overall it was still really good. And that’s all I want. That I can still respect it as a movie, as tho I never read the book. I still really like that movie. And if they can pull that off, it’ll be a miracle.
Another thing that’s happening is the Hot Topic is actually making clothes for this movie, but not like they usually do. It’s not like how they do Twilight or Warm Bodies and go all 7th grade rocker kid with it. They’re actually make some nice pieces inspired by the movie and the characters. They’re nice enough that I would consider buying them and putting it on my body. That’s what I would want if any of my over due novels ever actually made it out of my head and onto my hard drive. I want to stay as true and structured to my story as I could. Or I can could take the money and run from it screaming: I release myself for any responsibility of this horribleness and have not helped me it such a travesty that it is!
Here’s to link to getting all you need to look like a Shadowhunter, or at least think you are:
But hopefully this makes you check out the movie, or any of Cassandra Clare’s book. I look forward to the end of the second trilogy, and definitely look forwards to reading the Dark Artifices trilogy and her joint book with one of my all time favorite authors, Holly Black.
And finally here’s the trailer so you can see all this crazy goodness for yourself: