Mortal Instruments is possibly riding the next wave of “Young Adult Fantasy Movies”. Mortal Instruments: City of Bones comes out Aug 21st and has a large fan following from their books and social media. If you were too old to appreciate Twilight or Harry Potter then this will probably be off your radar too. But this has a lot of eye candy, and coolness to excite a younger audience.
Even if you haven’t read the book series, Mortal Instruments may feel very familiar. It has many themes and ideas you’ve probably seen in other young adult hits. Not saying that’s a bad thing, it may be just the formula to make this movie series the next Twilight or Harry Potter.
So I was just curious how many themes it shares with other stories and films. To keep track I made an unofficial scorecard. So very little research was done. And some of it was just from memory and guesses lol. But it is interesting to note how many of the popular teen young adult series have similar themes. Too many to even list on a scorecard. But I’d love to see if anyone else makes their own list of comparisons.
Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series.