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Book to Movie WIN by CarolineAnne
Usually when a book is translated to a movie the team takes creative liberties with the story.
That is NOT the case with Vampire Academy. The film follows the book closely, changing and rearranging minor details here and there. The different and unique vampire breeds are all introduced early on in a fun and creative way.
The trailers emphasize the humor in the film, and humorous it is. Rose is known for her witty sarcasm. But the action scenes are awesome as well.
My favorite thing about the movie was the way they portrayed Rose when she would get sucked into Lissa's head thanks to their spirit bond. It was very cool and effective.
The cast were amazing, hitting the nail on the head with each performance. Rose was the perfect combo of funny and tough, Lissa was oh so regal, Natalie was hilariously nerdy, Mia was a big bully but the actress brought real emotion to the role. Dimitri and Christian were great as well.
This is a MUST see!
THE MOVIE WAS AMAZING!!! by spattz
I saw the movie yesterday at an advanced screening at Regal Cinemas and it was 100000x times better than i ever imagined it would be! VAMPIRE ACADEMY IS NOTHING LIKE TWILIGHT! It's HELLA FUNNY (Director of mean girls and writer of heathers DUHH) it has LOT'S OF ACTION, ROMANCE and so many more elements! It's sexy, it's brilliant, it's clever! MUST GO SEE IT!
36yrs old by gorrilla25us
Well im 36yrs old, and i didnt find it was bad or great, i did like it, but my 15yr old daughter and 11 yr old son loved it....
It's Not Actually Cool to Hate Vampires or Vampire Academy by astarllama
So, we all know that the new cool is to be a Twilight basher and to adamantly declare how sick of vampires we all are. Even the critics forgot that vampires are immortal. They will always be a part of our entertainment culture. We love the dark mystery of the vampire, the blood, the gore, the enticing allure. We love the power, the horror, the intrigue of the being whose problems result from having lived too long. We want vampire stories whether we forgot about that or not. Oh, look, here's one! But people simultaneously want it to be exactly like the old vampire horror movies and think it's exactly like Twilight. Guess what? It's neither.
This is Vampire Academy. Intricate yet understandable mythology. Real vampires, the kind of nightmares. The movie was fantastically entertaining with a perfect blend of action, drama, and humor. It focused appropriately on Rose and Lissa, their bond, Spirit, and the mystery of who was after Lissa. Romance was low-key as it should be. Loved it!
A must see film!!!! by pamelamcwaid
I was timid in the beginning, but absolutely deserves high ratings. I was so happy with how it turned out. The movie is defiantly better then what you just see in the trailers. Im am so happy to ave seen it and want to go again!
EPIC! by rhiannaquiles
This movie was Mean Girls meets Heathers with vampires. Fans of the books with will love it! It followed the book very closely, and only minor details were changed. It was as funny and sexy and I was expecting!
Funny, Campy, Good Action by Moviebuff360
Way better than expected. Haven't read the books but didn't feel lost. Moved along at a good pace, enough action to keep the adventurous happy, enough romance without being sappy to keep the romantics happy. and enough humor and pop culture references for everyone. Will definitely see again!
'Mean Girls' with a twist of vampire that falls short. by mavram
I read all six books in the series. The movie tried too hard to air on the side of funny. I did not feel the chemistry between 'Rose' and 'Dimitri'. In fact, it felt awkward. Danila Koszlovsky did not even sound Russian most of the time while speaking English. He was way too flabby looking for a guy that is supposed to be a top guardian... he did not sell me on the role. Not even close.
For a Moroi that is supposed to be protected by a guardian, Lucy Fry (Lissa)looked like she could have easily taken Zoey Deutsch (Rose H).
I gave this a so-so as I was able to watch it and wasn't bored (forgot the books as it tries to stay true to them yet falls quite short as the essence of the books is lacking and the comedic spin takes away from R Mead's work). I will be very surprised if a sequel comes out of this. I did not like the previews, and the movie was no better. It was Mean Girls, just not as funny.
Quite frankly, as a fan of the books, this was not good.
A little sleepy with undynamic actors by kristi_parsons
I did not know what to expect before watching this movie, but I was not overly impressed with the cinematography or story line. Though it seemed to take a slight twist on the "typical" vampire story, it tried far too hard to blend the vampire, werewolf and Harry Potter all into one package. Perhaps I'm to old to appreciate the juvenile antics that were performed over and over again. I think the Twilight stories are way more intriguing than this film.
Decent action, confusing plot by wild1180720
I'm not a reader of the books, but the trailers made this look vaguely interesting. I should have realized I would be the only adult male (nearly only male!) in the theater. Awkward! The plot jumps around and seems arbitrary, the romance goes from "well, duh!" to "uhhh... I don't think so." Just not believable (ignoring the whole vampire/magic theme). I guess if you are a fan of the books it all comes together, you understand more of what is going on under the surface already, and you like the books being on screen. Overall... no, didn't like it, but a vaguely decent escape from reality.