I’m so happy with the cast and I think Lily Collins is the perfect Clary as well as Jamie Campbell Bower being the perfect Jace. I think the TMI fandom should be so proud to have such amazing people working on this movie because it has really done it justice.
Now, on to the trailer itself…
I love Hodge’s voice over. Even though I’m too busy staring at the screen to pay proper attention, I think it works really well.
Lena Headey as Jocelyn Fray is also really good and I’m going to write a bit more about her and the Shadowhunter’s accents a little later on in this post.
I’m really not sure about the casting of Luke because he really doesn’t look like the Luke I have in my head (that sounds really weird!) but I’m sure this won’t be a major issue for me.
The first look at the Shadowhunters sets me squealing and they look just like I imagine. The costumes are so creative and I think Cassie Clare’s vision has been brought to life. Jamie wielding that seraph blade (I’m assuming it’s a seraph blade?) is another thing that I go a little crazy for.
‘You’re not a mundane.’ OHMIGOD! That line also makes me squeal. Have you noticed a recurrence here?
I love that we get to see a demon because this was one of the things I was a little worried about but I was disappointed that Jace killed it and not Clary because I think that was something that added to her character in the books.
And now I must mention how much I loved Isabelle in this trailer. Even though we didn’t hear any of her dialogue, we got to see such a big part of her personality and, by this point in the trailer, I’m jumping up and down in my chair. She has so much sass!
I know I’ve heard different, but I like the fact that the Shadowhunters are British. This may be because I’m from England myself so I’ve always read it in my own voice. I don’t think this will be a problem for me but I can see why it might be for some people. Personally, I don’t think the Shadowhunters from Idris would have either an English or American accent because they don’t live in either place. I do, however, think that Alec and Isabelle would have an American accent because they grew up there.
Let me know what you think in the comments below!
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