A new trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has appeared before us internet mundanes and aims to slice its way into our hearts. City of Bones is based off the New York Times best-selling young adult urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments written by Cassandra Clare. The movie is directed by Norwegian film director Harald Zwart. He is the director responsible for such films as Agent Cody Banks and the 2010 The Karate Kid remake.
The film is set to hit theaters on August 23, 2013. Slip below the jump and give the trailer a watch. Then move your eyes slightly upwards and read what I thought of the second trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
The Karate Kid(2010)
Directed by Harald Zwart
Starring Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson
Release date: June 11, 2010
The number one stupid complaint people give in the midst of this sequel/remake craze, besides the fact that they shouldn’t do them, is that too many movies from our childhood are being ruined. I never understood that logic. You like the movies you like, for whatever reason it may be. No matter how bad it is, nothing that comes after it is enough to take away whatever it was that made you like it in the first place. The franchise may be tainted, but the movies within that canon that you loved aren’t impacted. For example, if this Ghostbusters 3 movie ever gets off the ground and sucks, the first one will still be a classic.
I’ve reexamined a lot of my favorite movies from my youth lately and realized that a lot of them really aren’t that good. I liked them at the time and that has carried over to me still liking them, but usually for nostalgic reasons. I am unapologetic about it, but truth be told, they are what they are. That said, comparing a current remake to one we hold dear from back in the day doesn’t usually have a fighting chance for that very reason.