There is most certainly an audience for the film “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” — fans of the six (planned) novels about demons, supernatural demon fighters, vampires, werewolves, witches and warlocks.
They’ll thrill to all the endless litany of runes, talismans, history and “rules” of this world of shadow-hunters descended from an angel that showed up to help crusading knights a thousand years ago. They’ll eagerly await the brief, throw-away visit to the “City of Bones” (a cemetery) of the title.
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Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jemima West, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Lena Headey
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action, and some suggestive content
Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Theaters: Alamo Lakeline, Barton Creek Square, Cinemark Cedar Park, Cinemark Galleria 14, Cinemark Round Rock 14, Cinemark Stone Hill Town Center, Cinemark Southpark, Flix Brewhouse, Gateway, Lakeline Mall, Moviehouse & Eatery, Tinseltown Pflugerville, Westgate 11