'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' (watch the trailer)
So much of this film is what's wrong with the young adult fantasy genre.
Great films establish characters and settings - not just explain and explain and endlessly explain the film's world. 'City of Bones' is cluttered with exposition dialogue, where characters talk and talk and talk about this supernatural world's mythology. It's a lot of fantasy mumbo jumbo that has minimal pay off and rarely advances the story.
And if the film isn't endlessly talking about the 'Mortal Instruments' mythology, it's introducing 'important' characters -- who have too little screen time to connect with any of them.
And why is this film called the 'City of Bones'!? There's exactly one scene that takes place in the City of Bones -- and it has almost no bearing on the story's resolution.
This is somehow a dumber version of 'Twilight' - that may or may not involve a super inappropriate romantic relationship.
For a film about demons, vampires, werewolves and demon hunters, 'City of Bones' is incredibly boring.
Now available on DVD/Blu-ray.
Fun fact: The is the first of three films on my F-list starring Lily Collins.