Monday, August 26, 2013

The Mortal Instruments City of Bones Movie Review

Yet another Young Adult novel adaptation, Hollywood has no other ideas so keeps building on the backs of the YA franchises that seem to be ruling the box office, the Mortal Instruments City of Bones is based on the first book in a three book series by Cassandra Clare. However, if you read most reviews of this people say there are six books when in fact it is two sets of books that are tied together by the same universe but not the same characters. The series was good a best seller but not the Harry Potter Hunger Games fandom but good. I liked the book for what it was, the typical single parent teen who finds out their family is not what it seems. She belongs to a secret society that kicks serious but killing demons and of course there are werewolves and vampires. What books today don’t have vampires and werewolves?

So the movie…took the book into a different direction to say the least. The movie changed the ending, changed the nature of characters, changed the fate of some of the characters and makes me wonder if they read more than half the book?

They did a decent job of capturing the sarcastic comments of Jace, Played by Jamie Campbell Bower. As someone who loves the witty comments they pulled the best comments directly from the book without changeThe one change Hollywood made that I did like is they make the main star, Clary played by Lily Collins, kick serious butt which she doesn’t do in the first book. What did you think about that change? Go to www.yourmediaworld.com to share your review and thoughts of this change.
Just for kicks Hollywood than made the leading man have a British accent. There are no hints to this in the book and I certainly didn’t give the character in my head a British accent. So I am guessing that this is yet another Hollywood attempt to make us swoon and latch onto this series with the current teen fanaticism with British boy band One Direction. It does not.

The movie was mediocre and I didn’t feel the connection between the characters. Finally, the movie ending, that was not the same as the book, didn’t leave me with the need to see what happens next as the books do.  Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts and reviews at www.yourmediaworld.com.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters

If you have read the book you might be somewhat disappointed, I was. But what book that was made into a movie have you ever felt “Yea that was soo good it was exactly what I pictured as I read it”?

I felt they made Percy way to insecure and didn’t play up all the strengths and contributions of Annabeth who is always such a strong female force in the books. I don’t understand why Hollywood feels the need to make changes from the book that doesn’t add any real value to the story line. True all the actors have grown since the first movie and done other movies so the acting was better and the movie was definitely action packed.  However on the scale of movie to books and just in general I would say 3 stars max.

If you haven’t read the series it’s a definite must for you and kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids, babysitting whatever. It’s good entertainment and a great way to introduce them to Greek Mythology in a modern way.
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Top 10 kids movies based on books (That you might actually like too…)

From Ruby slippers to dragons and everything in between we are counting down the top ten best kid movies based on books that even you might enjoy…key phrase being you would enjoy too

  1. Harry potter Series
  2.  Wizard of Oz
  3.  The Princess Bride
  4. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  5. Chronicles of Narnia
  6. Alice in Wonderland
  7. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  8.  How to Train Your Dragon
  9.  Hook
  10. Where the Wild Things Are
Vote at http://www.yourmediaworld.com/list.php and vote or add to this list

Think I’m wrong…its possible not likely but possible create your own list and find new movies for kids at www.yourmediaworld.com.