MovieTrailerby Joey Paur

Screen Gems has released the first trailer for the fantasy adventure film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. The movie is based on the first book of a series written by Cassandra Clare. The movie stars Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror), Jaime Campbell Bower, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Kevin Durand, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

I'm not really sure what to think of this movie. I'm not completely sold on it. There are aspects of it shown in the trailer that I like, and others that I don't. It kind of sits in that middle ground--the movie could be fun and entertaining, or it could be bad. One thing I know for sure is I wasn't really blown away by anything in the trailer. 

Here's the Synopsis:

CLARY FRAY (Lily Collins) is an ordinary Brooklyn teenager until the night she meets the mysteriously tattooed JACE, who turns out to be a half-angel warrior known as a Shadowhunter. When Clary finds out her mother JOCELYN has been abducted, she desperately hopes Jace will be able to help. After a whirling golden portal transports her across time and space in a heartbeat, Clary realizes she too has the powers of the Shadowhunters. But can she harness them in time to save her mother? 

Clary, Jace and their fellow Shadowhunters endure one breathtaking battle after another against vampire, warlocks and demons—only to discover Jocelyn hid a terrible secret from the fiercest warrior of all: VALENTINE. Cast out from the world of Shadowhunters, Valentine abducted Jocelyn believing she had a powerful tool known as the Mortal Cup. Using her newfound gifts, Clary finds the Cup, only to be brutally betrayed and forced to relinquish it. 

Still reeling from this setback and racing to save Jocelyn before it’s too late, Clary finds herself caught in a battle between forces she barely understands. Based on the best-selling series by Cassandra Clare, MORTAL INSTRUMENTS is a magnificent urban fantasy rich in detail and suspense, about a girl’s journey to the darkest corners of the underworld to save those she loves.

The movie will be released on August 23rd, 2013. Now watch the trailer.