So, I just got home from the mall where the boyfriend and I watched the movie adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. I’ve been waiting for ages, even though I’ve already prepared myself not to expect too much. I mean, let’s face it, I haven’t seen any movie adaptation that is actually better than the book itself.
As my former Culture professor once said, “If a story can be perfectly translated into a movie, then it’s not a good story.”
Well, he has a point. Even a book has the tendency to be one-sided, especially those that are narrated in first-person point of view. How much more for a movie where you have to balance the script and the actions in order to keep the audience interested?
Keeping this in mind, I cut the movie some slack and decided to just enjoy every moment of it. I was worried at first, what if it turns out that bad? Like, worse than Twilight kind of bad. I saw one friend’s feedback, he was advising people to spare themselves from watching the movie because it was Twilight-ish. I refused to get affected though, thinking, perhaps he didn’t get to read the book.
It wasn’t bad. I wasn’t great either. I mean, it’s no Harry Potter despite some similarities in the story line. But I’m not a movie critic, I’m just an ordinary person who loves books and movies.