Monday, October 20, 2014

Movie Review: Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy

Contains Spoilers:


Film Corporation: The Weinstein Company
Released to Theatres: February 7th, 2014 
Audience Rating: PG13
Length of Time: 104 minutes
Director: Mark Waters


Title: Vampire Academy
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill 
Release Date: August 16th, 2007
Format: Paperback, 332 pages

Movie Review:

   After watching the trailer for Vampire Academy I had thought that this would be one bad ass movie. Of course, first impressions aren't always right.
   I've never really been a fan of Dimitri, I always pictured him as a late 30 year old trying to date a 17 year old. Besides that, I still had high hopes for the actor choice. So of course, he was the only character that I didn't like the actor for. Zoey Deutch was absolutely the perfect choice. Zoey had the right look from the start, nothing was added or changed to make her look more like the character. There's also the fact that she played the perfect Rose! Lucy Fry  was another wonderful choice, same goes with Dominic Sherwood and Sami Gayle.
   Vampire Academy was paced furiously fast. It was infuriating. An example was when Rose was having a make out session with Jesse, they were making out for exactly 4 seconds before Dimitri came in and the scene changed. It's almost impossible to describe how fast it is with out watching the movie.
   The movie felt like it had scenes from different books in the series. I guess that's one way of the movie feeling like it was going too fast as well. So many unnecessary parts were added to this movie, if they wanted to make the movie longer then they should have slowed the pace of the important scenes.
   This movie could have done so much better. I was very disappointed with the final result and I feel/know we won't be seeing a sequel sometime in the future.

Overall Rating:

Favourite Scene:

   My favourite scenes would have to be when Rose gets pulled into Lissa's head. I feel like they did it perfectly. 

Favourite Quote:

"Better to beg forgiveness than ask permission."~ Dimitri 

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Vampires 

   What did you guys think of the movie? Let me know!


  1. I totally agree! I came-off more confused after watching the movie...They tried to cram everything from the book and because of that each scene felt rushed and underdeveloped. The casting I hated the most was for Christian along with Dimitri!!! Christian just looked like a discount Edward Cullen (from the Twilight movies) and Dimitri did not have any chemistry at all with Rose! I was extremely disappointed with this movie because Vampire Academy was my first YA book and I LOVED it!! In my mind I have this decided that this movie never existed...But I did love Natalie a lot! She was really good!

    1. I really really thought of Christian that way! Ugh, I still feel like he captured Christian right though.


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