Based on Richelle Mead’s series, Vampire Academy. Rose Hathaway, a Dhampir, (half human/vampire) and Lissa Dragomir, a Moroi,(mortal peaceful vampire) attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi and Dhampirs . Rose, who is training to be a guardian for her best friend, Lissa who is a vampire Princess. They been on the run but, when they are captured and returned to St. Vladamirs Academy. They are forced back into the dangerous Moroi Society and high school drama. Lissa struggles to place herself back into her roll in the Moroi society while Rose trains with Dimitri (mentor and love interest) to guarantee her position as Lissa’s guardian. Rose will do anything to protect Lissa from anyone who means to harm her at the Academy and the Strigoi (immortal evil vampires) who hunt her kind from outside the academy.
Released February 7, 2014
PG-13: Sexual Content, Language, Bloody Images and Violence
Genres: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Zoey Deutch – Rose Hathaway
Lucy Fry – Lissa Dragomir
Danila Kozlovsky – Dimitri
From the moment I purchased my movie ticket and selected the perfect seat I was ready for the movie adventure that was Vampire Academy. I’ve been a fan of the vampire academy novels ever since they first appeared on the shelves of Barnes and Noble. However, I was slightly wary of this movie version of the book I had come to love very much. I was in the end pleasantly surprised by the experience. The movie followed Richelle Mead’s book very closely and the different types of vampires were introduced early and in a creative way. I wasn’t left confused at which type of vampires there were. The cast was an excellent fit for the characters in this novel. The Blood tie between Rose and Lissa was something to be anticipated and was a visual treat for movie goers. Rose’s sarcasm was really brought out on the screen in the best way possible; Zoey Deutch was truly Rose Hathaway just as I had imagined her while reading. The Dialogue was everything a book fan could hope for; the dialogue was both witty and edgy. A few things I didn’t like but, did not ruin the movie was the rearrangement and the shorten of some scenes to fit the time allotment for the movie. Also, I felt as if the movie wasn’t taken seriously at time. It was a bit corny at moments but, scenes were dark and suspenseful when needed though mostly humorous.
Overall, I would say that this movie is a must see. Especially, if you’re a fan of the book; book fans should be very happy with this movie version of their Vampire Academy book. Also movie readers should get a kick out of the Twilight jokes and the final scene; I know I did!
Hope you enjoy the movie as much as I did.