Picture from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Overall C

Clary Fray (Lily Collins) has no reason to believe she is anything but a normal teenager until her Mom (Jocelyn Fray) is kidnapped by a demon and she begins seeing ghosts. Slowly, her true destiny is revealed and she is enlisted to help save mankind.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B
Profanity B
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action, and some suggestive content.

Talk to your kids about…

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

This movie is based on a series of novels by Cassandra Clare.

Jamie Campbell Bower who plays Jace also had roles in the Harry Potter and Twilight series. What appeal do you think his character has to viewers in this genre? What kind of actors best fit the fantasy image? Can an actor get pigeonholed in a particular role because of their looks?

If you could have any super power what would it be?

What role do parents play in this movie? Can a person choose to make different decisions than their parents did? Why do some of the characters believe that, “to love is to destroy”?