WDYTOTM – “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”

It’s no secret that I liked the original Twilight film for its fumbling beauty, goofy earnestness and Bella’s dad’s practical expressions of fatherly love.

i.e. Snow tires.

I was willing to give City of Bones a shot but within moments I knew it was a coldly calculated misfire. Rather than taint the pool with my outsider perspective, I let the fangirls out to play. I have to tell you, I was this close to doing this one in nerd girl drag but I didn’t want to detract from the stars of the show.


I dug this movie. I had pretty low expectations going in but I thought it delivered in all ways a movie titled “Kick-Ass” should and honestly, the original had some problems. Like, irredeemably stupid female characters that the sequel, in its wisdom, brushed aside. Not sure this is worthy of a repeat watch but it was fun while it lasted. I liked the focus on Chloë Grace-Moretz’ Hit Girl. Mainly, because I like Chloë Grace-Moretz as an actress. It is odd to say it of a girl, but I sort of find her rakishly charming.


This episode threatened to get political on my face, so I took a detour into Ponyville to wash away the bad. Trouble is… I’m one rainbow colored hair extension away from Bronydom! So even as I’m making fun of dudes preaching the gospel of Twilight Sparkle, that is totally how I sound when one of my friends asks me what it’s about.