- I've said multiple times that I've worked hard to put books and their subsequent movies into separate categories. I'm going to have to work even harder to keep these two separate for this movie because I love this book SO MUCH (it's scary how much I love this book and these characters and this amazing world).
- Rereading it would make me analyze every scene, every gesture, every line. I want to enjoy this movie.
- I've already reread it a few times. I remember vaguely everything that happens, so it seems pointless.
I've been jaded by every movie based off a book that's ever come out. But here's how I figure it: I haven't read the Lord of the Rings trilogy (I know, lame sauce), yet the movies are amazing even though I've heard that they combined the books weirdly into the movies. If true LOTR fans can accept that, while the movies aren't in the order the books are, the movies are still iconic and extremely well done, then I can try to accept that City of Bones won't be perfect. The same goes for the Harry Potter. There were some things that had to be changed and skipped over to fit it in the allotted time and keep good flow in the movie, but I get that. And for City of Bones, I'm just going to have to accept it for what it is: an ADAPTATION of City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
That being said, I cannot wait to see this movie! I know I'll still fall in love with Jace and that I'll feel Simon's love for Clary even if she doesn't. I know I'm going to appreciate the magic of this world that the production company has brought to life. I know I'm going to enjoy this movie!
Are you going to read/reread City of Bones before seeing the movie? Let me know in the comments!