The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie comes out in 15 days on August 21st, and they just released a new clip on Yahoo Movies. I'm a really huge fan of the books, and this clip just got me even more excited. In the clip, they show the angelic power rune that Clary (the protagonist) draws, which I think is awesome because they have to focus on the big picture since it's the first book and can't have all the little details.
Then, they show Pangborn and Blackwell, I guess you could say, "breaking and entering" into her house and trying to find the mortal cup and taking Clary's mom. You get to see Jocelyn's (her mom) amazing fighting skills. It's great that they added this in because, in the books, you don't really know what's happened, just that Clary comes home to find the house wrecked and her mother missing.
Meanwhile, Clary's interrogating Jace (one of the main characters) about why she's suddenly drawing the runes and why she can see him, yet no one else can. They added a little part where two guys are near by and hear her yelling at him, but they don't see anything. It's nice to see a little bit from a mundane's perspective.
Then, there's the ravener demon. I don't know if raveners can take on the form of another living creature or not-they can't-, but it took in the form of a dog. I imagined that it was snake-like, but it looks sort of slimy and like it has legs. When Clary ran off after her mom called, she didn't have Jace's sensor, so instead of using that to kill it, she used a fire iron-I think that's what it's called. It's a pretty cool and smart alternative, despite, you know, almost setting the entire apartment on fire.
The clip showed a lot more than the movie trailers did, and it's five and a half minutes long. I suggest reading the books, they're amazing. Before or after you watch the movie, it doesn't matter, as long as you don't read it before you go watch it, like, the day before. You'll end up disappointed and judgemental, so just don't read it before you go see it. If you go see it. Tell me what you think in the comments and whether or not you'll be seeing the movie and/or reading the books.