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Vampire Academy (2014)

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  • Genre: Action | Comedy | Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
  • Release Date: 7 February 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 104 min
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  • IMDb page: Vampire Academy (2014)
  • Rate: 6.9/10 total 1,877 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Comedy | Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
  • Release Date: 7 February 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 104 min
  • Filming Location: United Kingdom
  • Gross: $4,101,000 (USA) (7 February 2014)
  • Director: Mark Waters
  • Stars: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Rolfe Kent   
  • Soundtrack: Spiritual
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Vampire | Guardian | Academy | Friend | Royal

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Richelle Mead  novel
  • Daniel Waters  screenplay

Known Trivia

  • Sarah Hyland, who plays Natalie Dashkov, auditioned over Skype. 66 of 68 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Lucy Fry did not receive a callback for the first casting. When the producers started accepting self-tapes she submitted one that landed her a studio callback. 33 of 36 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Dominic Sherwood was the last to be cast. He was cast a few days before filming started. 34 of 40 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The psi-hounds were originally filmed using trained dogs, but director Mark Waters was not happy with the way they looked. They were replaced with CGI dogs, modeled off a drawing author Richelle Mead made for Waters. 15 of 17 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Plot: Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her story. Full summary » |  »

Story: Rose Hathaway is a dhampir, half-vampire and half-human, who is training to be a guardian at St Vladimir’s Academy along with many others like her. There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, and also possess the ability to control one of the four elements – water, earth, fire or air; and Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires who drink to kill. Rose and other dhampir guardians are trained to protect Moroi and kill Strigoi throughout their education. Along with her best friend, Princess Vasilisa Dragomir, a Moroi and the last of her line, with whom she has a nigh unbreakable bond, Rose must run away from St Vladimir’s, in order to protect Lissa from those who wish to harm the princess and use her for their own means. Written byjessieyf1

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Jillian Preger DeFrehn known as co-producer
  • Stuart Ford known as executive producer
  • Susan Montford known as producer
  • Don Murphy known as producer
  • Deepak Nayar known as producer
  • Michael Preger known as producer
  • Paul Sarony known as line producer
  • Bob Weinstein known as executive producer
  • Harvey Weinstein known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Zoey Deutch known as Rose Hathaway
  • Lucy Fry known as Lissa Dragomir
  • Danila Kozlovsky known as Dimitri Belikov
  • Gabriel Byrne known as Victor Dashkov
  • Dominic Sherwood known as Christian Ozera
  • Olga Kurylenko known as Headmistress Kirova
  • Sarah Hyland known as Natalie
  • Cameron Monaghan known as Mason
  • Sami Gayle known as Mia Rinaldi
  • Ashley Charles known as Jesse
  • Claire Foy known as Ms. Karp
  • Joely Richardson known as Queen Tatiana
  • Dominique Tipper known as Guardian Gabriela
  • Edward Holcroft known as Aaron
  • Bronté Norman-Terrell known as Camilla
  • Chris Mason known as Ray
  • Ben Peel known as Spiridion
  • Ramon Tikaram known as Mr. Meisner
  • Harry Bradshaw known as Mia's Friend Bruno
  • Shelley Longworth known as Feeder Norrine
  • Rory Fleck-Byrne known as Andre
  • Alexander Abadzis known as Lissa's Dad
  • Elizabeth Conboy known as Lissa's Mom
  • Ryan Prescott known as Novice Punk Nick
  • Cameron Harris known as Cave Strigoi
  • Macey Chipping known as Young Rose
  • Mark Lewis known as Priest
  • Chooye Bay known as Asian Elder
  • Maria Dagyte known as Blonde Royal Friend
  • Alice Wahtel known as Blonde Royal Friend
  • Levan Doran known as Gate Strigoi
  • Rodrig Andrisan known as Romanian Vampire Expert (uncredited)
  • Mai Arwas known as Lucy (uncredited)
  • James Ayling known as Dhampir (uncredited)
  • Nic Bernasconi known as Moroi (uncredited)
  • Jackson Bews known as Jered (uncredited)
  • Bruce Chong known as Guardian (uncredited)
  • Alex Donovan known as Moroi (uncredited)
  • Chloe-Allyn Gallacher known as Dhampir (uncredited)
  • Nick Gillard known as Kenneth (uncredited)
  • Kevin Hudson known as Strigoi (uncredited)
  • Tom Jacob known as Kirova's Guardian (uncredited)
  • Isca Loren known as Moroi (uncredited)
  • Serhat Metin known as Guardian (uncredited)
  • Charlotte Rickard known as Dhampir (uncredited)
  • Peter Svatik known as Moroi (uncredited)
  • Will Tudor known as Senior Novice (uncredited)
  • Leila Wong known as Moroi (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Punam Chhatralia known as standby contact lens optician
  • Louise Coles known as make-up and hair artist
  • Annette Field known as hair stylist
  • Annette Field known as makeup artist
  • Richard Glass known as contact lens optician
  • Pamela Haddock known as makeup designer
  • Beth John known as on-set lens technician
  • Chris Lyons known as special effects teeth
  • Sally Miura known as make-up and hair trainee
  • Flora Moody known as hair & makeup daily
  • Marc Pilcher known as make up and hair artist
  • Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore known as senior contact lens coordinator
  • Kate Starr known as make up and hair artist
  • Emilie Yong known as make-up and hair artist

Art Department:

  • Maudie Andrews known as assistant set decorator
  • Will Ayres known as dressing props
  • Max Berman known as concept artist
  • Sarah Bick known as assistant buyer: additional photography
  • Steve Bohan known as construction manager
  • Graham Caulfield known as drapesmaster
  • Dean Coldham known as set plasterer
  • Stephen Conway known as dressing props
  • Stephen Cooper known as concept artist
  • Gavin Gordon known as carpenter
  • John Greaves known as storyboard artist
  • Stuart Headley-Read known as standby props
  • Peter Hooper known as key greensman
  • Ben Johnson known as assistant property master
  • Terry Jones known as production buyer
  • Chris Kitisakkul known as assistant art director
  • Shay Leonard known as standby props
  • Garry Moore known as standby carpenter
  • Naomi Moore known as assistant buyer
  • Harry Pain known as standby art director
  • Adrian Platt known as dressing props
  • Kimberley Pope known as concept artist
  • Clare Porritt known as Assistant Buyer
  • Alexandra Toomey known as art department assistant
  • Rebecca White known as draughtsperson
  • Rebecca White known as set designer
  • Tom Whitehouse known as concept artist
  • Bradley Woodbridge known as standby painter

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Angry Films
  • Kintop Pictures
  • Preger Entertainment
  • Reliance Entertainment

Other Companies:

  • ARRI Media  camera equipment provided by
  • Above the Line Set Assistance & Security  security
  • Bootmaker Films  opening sequence designed by
  • Cloud 12  aerial cinematography
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • Compuhire  computer playback
  • Digilab Services  post production services
  • Marc Graue Recording Services  post-production sound services
  • Motion Picture Merchandise (MPM)  crew gift (uncredited)
  • Prime Focus  post-production
  • Stone Management  product placement
  • Vivid Rental  HD Avid equipment rental

Distributors:

  • Big Bang Media (2014) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2014) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • E1 Films Canada (2014) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One (2014) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Golden Village Pictures (2014) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Universum Film (UFA) (2014) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Weinstein Company, The (2014) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Noori Pictures (2014) (South Korea) (all media)
  • Prorom Media-Trade (2014) (Hungary) (all media)
  • Prorom Media-Trade (2014) (Romania) (all media)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Prime Focus World (visual effects)
  • Prime Focus (VFX)
  • ReelEye Company (special effect contact lenses)

Visual Effects by:

  • Tony Atherton known as effects technical director: Prime Focus
  • Preetham Tej Boddu known as prep lead
  • Marc Calvelo known as animator: Prime Focus VFX
  • Chad Cortvriendt known as visual effects producer
  • Michael Bruce Ellis known as main title designer
  • Oniel Fernandes known as digital compositor
  • Matt Fidler known as animator: Prime Focus
  • Neville Freitas known as lead on-set matchmover: Prime Focus London
  • Aron Galabuzi known as digital compositor
  • Justas Giedraitis known as lighter
  • Alex Goodfellow known as matchmove artist: Prime Focus
  • Piers Hampton known as senior visual effects producer
  • Chris Hardman known as on-set match move supervisor
  • Lionel Heath known as compositor: Prime Focus London
  • Marc Jouveneau known as visual effects supervisor
  • Jakub Krompolc known as lead rigger
  • Divya Kumar Vij known as lighting artist
  • Divya Kumar Vij known as visual effects artist
  • Benjamin Kwok known as digital compositor
  • Gabriel Lopez known as digital compositor
  • Zack Mazerolle known as visual effects editor
  • Rebecca Miller known as lead matchmover: Primefocus
  • Souvik Mitra known as lead matchmover: prime focus
  • Sandrine Moniez known as digital compositor
  • Adriano Mulè known as senior compositor
  • Saurabh Nandedkar known as digital compositor
  • Ole-Aleksander Nordby known as digital compositor
  • Cian O'Laoi known as visual effects editor
  • Amey Panchal known as matchmove lead: prime focus
  • Om Parab known as senior matchmove artist
  • Marko Radinkovic known as digital compositor: Prime Focus Film
  • Sinisa Radosavljevic known as digital compositor: Prime Focus Film
  • Natwar singh Rathore known as visual effects artist
  • Jonathan Rhodes known as editorial assistant
  • Alessandro Salis known as digital paint artist
  • Raphael Santos known as compositor: Prime Focus London
  • Sachin Shivkar known as matchmoving/camera tracking lead artist
  • Mohite Suraj known as digital compositor
  • Avadhoot Tambe known as senior matchmove artist
  • Neil Thompsett known as compositor
  • Joel Thompson known as visual effects editor
  • Gopalarathinam Viswanathan known as matchmove supervisor: Primefocus India

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for violence, bloody images, sexual content and language

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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10 Comments

  1. re-munoz94
    10 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    I too walked into the movie thinking it was some sort of twilight basedmovie. However, I enjoyed the overall film for its outlandish humor andlead actress. Some parts where a bit shocking but nothing too far fromcrossing over a certain line.

    I have never read a single book of this series; although the movie doesa wonderful job explain exactly what is going on and who everyone is.Vampire academy from times gave us teen angst and did over sexual mostof its cast in some scenes. So if they are planning a sequel pleasedon't shove sex right in our faces. It thought it was a movie that hadpotential to be a bit darker than just being only surrounded by highschool problems. But the whimsically teen side didn't keep this moviefrom the mild gore. I would rate this movie an 7/10. Would I watch ifthere was a sequel? The answer is yes because this first movie attemptwasn't as big of a letdown as I had anticipated. The next movies if anyhave the possibility to break away from the usual "Teen Drama" and nothold back on the blood and guts.

    If this franchise doesn't want to be compared to twilight I suggest younot make it the usual storyline. Girl and two guys, the two guys wanther, she is mortal and they are supernatural, not blood all glitter. Sooverall this movie had wit, spunky humor, mild gore, provocativescenes, high school drama, and fangs. An overall good recipe so far forthe freshman vampire movie, word to the wise for the sequels if any,just step it up and leave us wanting more.

  2. rodrilover17
    10 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    there have been many tries in trying to find the next huge hit yaadaptation and while i think this film wont make 100s of millions ofdollars it will and should be a hit. whatever you think you may knowabout this film throw it out the window and go see this movie you willbe pleasantly surprised.fans of the books will be in so much awe thethings that they might have cut from the film you wont even noticeunless you really analyze it awhile after you see it. you get to seehow the characters changed over time in a way sort of like mean girlswhere Cady goes on this journey to discover herself only that now thestakes are higher (no pun intended). i hope they make a sequel becausei'm tired of Hollywood letting me get into a movie and then notcontinue it. fans of the books go see it if you want to see Adrian. nonfans of the books go see it to have a good time

  3. Reyna Pryde
    10 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    My thoughts were that Vampire Academy was pretty great. As a fan of thebook, I would have liked to know what the movie experience would havebeen without the knowledge I have. Almost all the scenes were there,just a little different like 'where' they happened. They increased theaction which kept it interesting. The humor was good, but a little overthe top and they could have toned it down a bit to make the movieamazing. I did have some trouble with understanding what was said attimes. Many have said it was the accents, I think it was the dialogbeing rushed. There were several times where I wished I had a remote tostop it and replay it just to hear it again. Overall, it was what Iexpected and my hubby laughed more than I did! Vampire Academy getsbetter with each book in the series and the first movie was well done,so heres to seeing some amazing movies in the future!

  4. Keijon Ford from United States
    10 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    I see one review that simply bashed this movie for having vampires andmagic. So that must pertain to twilight and harry potter right? No.This movie is a combination of underworld (slightly) and mean girls.I've read the novel and it was the exact same way. The thing is thismovie was destined to follow twilight, and to be honest if twilightnever came out this would be better anticipated. Anything nowadays hasto live up to the sh*t that is twilight. Twilight was moody and had amessage that having a boyfriend is most important while this one issimply have fun and be yourself. People always will compare vampiremovies to twilight, and thats simply blasphemous. You go into thismovie wanting to find deep meaningful messages and symbolism, you won'tfind it. Go into this movie with an open mind and ready to have funyou'll enjoy yourself immensely. This is simply a movie to have fun,that is ALL!!!

  5. lori-918-6014 from California
    10 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    I have read all of the VA series and enjoyed them immensely, mainlybecause of Rose. Rose Hathaway is feisty, determined, funny, andflawed, and it was always fun to see what she would do next and howthat would land her in trouble. This story is not your "typicalvampire" story. Everyone in the story already knows about vampires andthe makeup of the society they live in. Nor is it a damsel in distressstory. Rose already possesses strength and determination, although shedoes have impulse control issues. She is best friends with the vampireprincess, Lissa Dragomir who is the last of her line, and extremelyloyal and protective of her.

    The movie and books have been compared to many other YA/vampire genre,but the story does not follow Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey outline.Both Star Wars and Harry Potter did excellent jobs capturing the hero'sjourney, and the Twilight series followed Carl Jung's development ofthe soul and the anima/animus well. Mead does not use either of theseoutlines/archetypes in her books, and her storytelling provides afreshness, as well as giving a portrayal of strong women who look outfor each other.

    Perhaps, the story could be compared to "Thelma and Louise" navigate adysfunctional high school that just happens to have vampires and magic.

    Now for the movie itself: the tone and pacing of the movie are verymuch Rose and are true to the tone and pacing of the books. I actuallyliked the new scenes that were added to the movie – they did notdistract in ways that other book-to-movies have done, but actuallyenhanced the story. I think the movie represented all the dynamics ofthe various relationships well, although I do wish the Rose/Dimitrirelationship had been better developed. There wasn't the tensionbetween them that there was in the books. And although I wish I couldhave forgotten the story (and the previews) during the movie so that Icould have enjoyed the movie without all that knowledge, I did findmyself getting lost in the movie.

    Of all the first time movies of various popular YA book-to-movieadaptations that I have read and seen, I think this movie was one ofthe better ones that has been done.

  6. hjbrat16-918-691134 from US
    10 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    I have read the books. I love Richelle Mead's books-and when I saythis, I mean it. I have read every one of her books (I STILL can'tbelieve Georgina Kincaid doesn't have her own show yet!). However,placing my love for her as an author aside, I went to see the moviewith the notion that it would be terrible and cheesy (you saw the maintrailer right?!). It was nothing like what was in the trailer. It wassnarky, spunky and over all a good film.

    HOWEVER- I'm sure you've read otherwise. I've seen the critic'sreviews. I've read about how terrible (very few) people thought it was.Let me explain it a little. They have NO idea what they're talkingabout! (okay, that's my opinion and I don't mean to invalidate any oneelse's but c'mon, it's awesome!) As far as visual affects go, it'sabout as bad as any lower budget film. Seriously does anyone REMEMBERthe first Harry Potter? Look at the last one-total difference.Budgeting can change a film completely. Which is Exactly what we willsee happen when this series really takes off. If you haven't read thebooks, I strongly recommend talking to someone who has, they canexplain things you may have missed or don't quite understand. I don'tthink that is a flaw in the movie either. We see films that aren'tadaptations from novels and miss things, or don't have any clue whatreally happened until we watch it again (maybe twice?). Who hasn'twatch a film again and said 'OH! I get it now'. To wrap this up I'dlike to say that this movie is done really well.NO it does not EXACTLYfollow every sentence in the book, but they've summarized and portrayedelements that were probably really difficult to write/act/direct. Ialso take comfort in the fact that the next books just get better! AndI imagine that over time, the movies will get larger and largerbudgets, and will get new writers and more production staff (inaddition to the current ones, not replacing) in order to create theworld in it's entirety for the movie audiences. It was a great film-don't knock it till you try it, at least that's what momma says 😉

  7. Misty Stiles
    10 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    So, we all know that the new cool is to be a Twilight basher and toadamantly declare how sick of vampires we all are. Even the criticsforgot that vampires are immortal. They will always be a part of ourentertainment culture. We love the dark mystery of the vampire, theblood, the gore, the enticing allure. We love the power, the horror,the intrigue of the being whose problems result from having lived toolong. We want vampire stories whether we forgot about that or not. Oh,look, here's one! But people simultaneously want it to be exactly likethe old vampire horror movies and think it's exactly like Twilight.Guess what? It's neither.

    This is Vampire Academy, based on the book series of the same name, aname so horrid that even the movie itself makes fun of it. Get over thename. It is what it is. Don't let it skew your perception of itsquality. It's not horror, no, though the main characters either live infear of another race of vampires or they live to kill that othervampire race. Lots of great action, blood, and killing going on in thisseries. It's not a fluffy, dull, sparkling romance either. There arereal vampires in Vampire Academy. The kind nightmares are made of. Thefirst book doesn't feature them as much as the movie does, which makesthe movie all the better. Fans of the books know how intense things getwith this evil race of vampires, and happily, the Vampire Academy movieadded more into the first story.

    I truly expected critics to be open minded and clear-headed enough notto be swayed by current trends, namely the one that thinks its cool tohate vampires. I thought they would see how much better this story isthan the other YA movies of last year that flopped. Unlike those, thismovie has some light-hearted humor interspersed throughout so as not tocome off as some dreadfully serious and dramatic tale. It wasn't toocomedic and the comedy didn't take away from the story. It was aperfect blending of tones, exceptionally well done like it is in thebook. Furthermore, the mythology was not too complicated to understand.Even though I know the story, plenty of non-book readers understood itjust fine. Objectively, it was explained simply enough. Three races.Evil, immortal strigoi who can be killed by a silver stake and whocannot go into the sun. They are after the Moroi, a more peaceful (yetnot without corruption and evil of their own) race of vampires who feedon blood from willing human (whose memories are erased when they stopbeing feeders) and who each control the magic of one of the elements.They are an ancient race and are ruled by a monarchy, which includes 12lines of royal families. Then there are dhampirs, half-Moroi andhalf-human who depend on the Moroi's existence in order for there ownrace to survive. Thus, they live to serve and protect the Moroi. Isthis exactly fair to the dhampirs like one critic couldn't believe? No,it's not. It's a deeply culturally embedded idea, though, and dhampirsfeel it their sacred duty and life's mission. Protect Moroi fromStrigoi. Shouldn't Moroi maybe help protect themselves? Glad you asked!These cultural issues are all brought up in the series. The Moroisociety will see change. That is to come. For now, just understand thatthe Dhampirs want to protect the Moroi. The differences between theraces were not hard to understand at all. I think the critics were justshocked that this universe has some depth and substance to it. Insteadof praising the story's intelligence and all the possibilities thisinitial foundation allows for, they bashed the movie for havingintricacy in mythology. We've got real vampires here, people. It's notas simple as vegetarian, sparkling vampires versus blood-sucking,sparkling vampires, but it's not hard to understand.

    Furthermore, I loved the way the movie introduced the universe. Itallowed us to grasp some of the basics from Lissa and Rose's firstconversation, and then it took just a couple of minutes of our time totell us about the different vampires. Then we get to see Strigoi forourselves. Awesome scene!

    The high school drama aspect of the story is why the first VampireAcademy book is my least favorite of the series. I'm too old for thatstuff. A lot of people worried that they overdid the drama, but itturns out that there was relatively little. The movie wasn't even closeto being all about mean girl Mia. Rose helping Lissa with her Spiritproblems and figuring all that out plus the mystery of who is reallyafter Lissa is the primary focus. The ending sequences were phenomenal!I loved every second.

    By the way, I may be just a couple of years older than DanilaKozlovsky, who plays the instructor guardian Dimitri Belikov. I tellmyself I'm too old to crush on him even though I love his long hair.But, my goodness, I felt like a teenybopper fan girl when it showed himstrength training doing those arm pull-ups. I leaned forward in myseat, almost off the edge of it, and gaped. Wow! He played his partincredibly well. I was impressed with the entire cast, as well.

    I will go see it again, and I hope the curious yet skeptical will giveit a chance. I hope our current culture will get over itself and stopacting like it's cool to hate on vampire stories. The vampires areback. They don't like how you think you are too cool for them, so muchbetter than them. Watch out. Better let Vampire Academy take a bite outof your arrogance and save yourself.

  8. Jules H
    10 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    I'm going to share a story, especially after I had the joy and honor ofreading some critics made by ignorant and extremely rude people. I'mItalian, the movie will be out next week here, but one of my friendsthat lives in the USA saw it because I told her that I was sure she wasgoing to enjoy it. She has never read the books, so she had NO IDEAabout what she was going to watch. "I'm happy to have met Rose and I'mhappy to have discovered this new world. But I want more now'', that'sone of the many positive words she said about Vampire Academy. SHE DIDNOT READ THE BOOKS BUT NOW SHE'S A FAN BECAUSE OF THE MOVIE. Now Idon't care if the critics weren't invited to the 1st screening andthat's for sure the reason why they are spending so many rude andinappropriate comments, but PEOPLE ARE LOVING IT. It deserves a sequeland especially it deserves to be judged without any prejudices. WE ALLWANT MORE. Respect is the key, no matter what your job is, if you cantshow it you don't matter.

  9. AnzRoxx from United States
    10 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    Vampire Academy is finally the YA adaptation we've all been waitingfor. After disappointment after disappointment in the category, VampireAcademy finally did it all right. Not only is Vampire Academy afaithful adaptation to the book and should have all fans captivated, itis also a great flick for non book fans of all ages. Action, humor, andan incredibly portrayed friendship. Everyone in the theater laughed.The ladies behind me swooned for a certain Russian lead. People were onthe verge of tears, I'm sure someone let a few slip. It was enjoyablefor all people in the room. What I always praised about Richelle Mead'sseries was the focus on friendship as opposed to romance and thecomedy. This movie does all that perfectly (director of Mean Girls,hello.) while still portraying the dark content from the books (writerof Heathers, hello.) I will say there were some pacing issues andsometimes the transitioning to a new scene was off, but that is theONLY thing and quite honestly it didn't bother me too much or take awayfrom me enjoying the film, so it was not that big of an issue. Was thisa perfect adaptation of a great book? No, but does a thing exist? Thiswas a very faithful adaptation, however, and as a book fan I canhonestly say I couldn't imagine the movie going any other way. So, I'mhere to tell you this adaptation is TOO GOOD to not get a sequel.

  10. Stacey Andrews
    10 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    Vampire Academy. It's not the best adoption but its mostly true to thebook. (A few of my favorite scenes were not in it but it's an adaptionso I understand the changes.) The beginning felt a little rush comparedto reading the book but it stuck true to the book! But the middle andend did it sweet justice. The fighting scenes were bad ass and theelemental magic…sweet. There was a lot of humor and changes to thetime line but I liked it. I yelled at the screen a lot though, as anavid book fanatic and a college student for film directing and screenwriting. All over though, I love the movie as much as the book!! And itis my favorite book series of all time ;). It is NOT like Twilight–wedo not have teams and our vampires do not sparkle. The Strigoi are themost typical vampire stereotypes, the Moroi feed off of blood but aremortal, and the Dhampir is a half Moroi, half human. The Dhampir's donot feed off blood. The characters in the movie were so much like thecharacter in the book and the fans will be happy with the cast and themovie! :)

    Even if you are not a fan of vampires, give it a shot! It mightsurprise you. I highly recommend seeing the movie. It has something foreveryone and if you don't like it well that's on you. You never knowuntil you give something a shot so why not give this movie a chance?

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