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
Release Date: August 16th, 2007
Format: Paperback, 332 pages
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.
My favourite scenes would have to be when Rose gets pulled into Lissa's head. I feel like they did it perfectly.
"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!