Based on 156 votes and 56 reviews
if you've seen any Buffy, you've seen this. If you liked Buffy, you'll like this.
The degree of plagiarism contained in this is a disgrace and the fact that Hollywood was willing to adapt it into a film is a shame
just love it!! watched it 3 times!! never watch a movie more then once!!
PRETTY GOOD MOVIE. WOULD WATCH ANOTHER ONE.
Too bad the didn't follow the book a bit more,I felt they tried to rush the story(even though the movie seemed to drag)Not enough character developement and not enough of the side stories which in the book are very important to getting to know the characters and tying certain elements together.
The movie is enjoyable even if you are not a fan of the books, although it can be a little confusing at some parts. Again this film has vampires and werewolf's like in many other films. This is more of a teen film, older people might find it not to their taste unless they are fans of the book. I am excited for the next film, but I won't mind waiting to see it once it is out on DVD.
An amazing movie. Keeps you entertained from beginning to end. Amazing graphics and special effects as well.
I really enjoyed this movie the writing stayed close to the book.
It was a great movie.
Excellent movie, cant wait for it to come out on DVD
It was the best movie I have seen in a long time,I loved it so much I went out and bought the books,I cannot wait for the second one to come out!!
It was a good movie. I enjoyed the plot. I would like to read the book series now.
I liked the story and all of the specials effects.
This movie was amazing. I'm a huge fan of the book series and I loved that they took a lot of the lines directly from the book. Before seeing the movie, I wasn't really sure how I felt about the casting but after seeing the movie I think it was perfect. Definitely go see this movie even if you haven't read the book.
I thought this movie just went on and on and was just hard to get into.
I thought I would be lost as I hadn't read the book -- I was wrong ... This movie was great..full of action with a great story..can't wait to see the others.
Great Movie. I can't wait to see the rest of the films.
The movie was really good. It had a couple of changes from the book but I really enjoyed it. I really hope that they do the sequel for the movie.
After reading the book, this was not at all as I imagined. I had too much of an expectation. I think I would have enjoyed it far more if I had simply watched it. But it was still a good blockbuster movie.
It is an excellent movie and original plot.
This was an awesome movie full of action and mystery!!!
Somehow manages to be more convoluted, and more unwieldy, than the source novel.
I was actually expecting much better. It was ok.
Little slow paced,but all in all fairly good.No solid lines,in the plot.Everything bends a little.
This movie was excellent and action packed right from the beginning to end. I would even consider this a good family movie if you have children ages 11 and up. So glad I watched this one!
I honestly thought this was a good movie to watch and don't understand why crictics and people over look movies and have to tare them apart. Good entertainment
loved it i have read all the books and seen this movie, and i got to say i loved it! the preview was good it explained most of the movie and it looked like most of the book came alive and i got to say to those people that have a different view in the movies they watch, well it's alright to dislike it, it's not like we need your negative opinion but yeah there's the pro's and con's to everything so yeah that's all i have to say.
i loved the movie it was like the book came alive!!!! well most of it lol but other then that i loved it ^_^
Should have followed the book more closely.
Amazing movie! Its one of those movies you could watch over and over again. Jamie and lily are good actors. Cant wait for the second one.
Thought it was a pretty good movie, changed some parts from the book, no biggie. Thought the 2 actors for Jace and Clary were good choices. Looking forward to a bigger and better sequel :)
Not a bad movie but really bad casting. Jace and Alec very bad choices. Jace looked like he should have been cast in the Rocky Horror Picture show
Loved this movie hope they make a sequal
Awesome movie I really enjoyed it and the books were really good.
Awesome book series and too all the haters out there saying crap about this movie, get a life :) just saying.
This was one of the worst movies I have seen and I see a lot of movies. The acting and story was poor and pointless. Save your money and wait for it to come out on TV for free. Should be about 6 weeks.
Actors, did a great job! But the choices could have been a little better. Other than that I thought it was well done lots of action, an such. But should be rated pg13 at least!
Not bad of a movie. But since this is one of my fav seekers I have got to say very disappointed in the choice of some actors and actresses and the fact that it was way off from the book. Valentine, Magnus and jace like come on u could of done better. Valentines hair isn't even brown in the book. If ur going to make a movie based on a book at least try to keep the characters looking the same as the book. Very disappointed and wish it could of been made better.
Some of the actors chosen for the characters were good, Clary, Magnus, Valentine, Hutch, Joselyn maybe and Luke perhaps but I could not for the life of me see Jace in the actor chosen and Isabelle looks much older than 17 as well as Alec so a little hard to delve in - but as ALWAYS Jonathon Rhys Meyers performs to perfection as He is scary good!
Loved it! Of course it's a little different in parts from the book but that is to be expected. Really really enjoyed
the casting was way off. Lilly Collins & Lena were great choices but that was it. other than being less than impressed with the casting choices I was totally thrown off by the music. really terrible. catherine harwick should have directed it.
Overall, it was a great film. There were some parts that didn't follow the book as closely as I would have liked. But, as far as book-to-movie adaptations go this was one of the better ones I have ever seen. The action was good, the demons were scary, there was lots of action and most of the casts acting was exceptional.
Didn't read the book and this movie does nothing to encourage me to read it. Bad story, I could write better. Poor timing in the flow and action of this movie. Worse that Twilight series if that's possible.
it was very entertaining at some parts but not in others. It was WAY off from the book and I think that it really skipped out on making the characters deeper; although I did think that there were some crappy actors but there were also really good ones. I also found that it was too fast moving and although there was lots of action I found that they did not portray the emotion as great as they should and could have.
Okay for a movie but if you've read the book, it is WAY off. I was highly disappointed. Ps...It should be rated PG13 at least.
never expected it to be this good best movie ever!!!!!
I'm a big book to movie adaptation fan but this one is not great. Valentine was portrayed like a 30 something tailor trash villain with anger management issues and don't get me started on Magnus and Isabelle. I found it strange that Simon had bigger muscles than Jace but maybe D&D is better at building muscles than fighting demons. The plot was changed drastically secrets that where kept till the end of book three where reviled and the ending is so different I question how they will make a sequel. If you loved the books save your money and don't see it. It was an entertaining movie though the acting was hit and miss and some scenes where awkward.