Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy

Mean Girls director Mark Waters adapts the first in Richelle Mead’s series of young adult fantasy books, starring Zoey Deutch (Beautiful Creatures) as human-vampire hybrid Rose. As a Dhampir, Rose is sworn to protect the peaceful Moroi mortal from the vicious Strigoi immortals. Co-stars Oblivion’s Olga Kurylenko and Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland.

2014Rating: M, Violence and sexual references105 minsUSA
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Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

In the wake of damp squib would-be YA franchise-starters like Beautiful Creatures and The Mortal Instruments, audience fatigue for Twilight-wannabes is at an all-time high. Not helping Vampire Academy's case is the incredibly generic title (which sounds like a CW web series), and the whole thing exuding a whiff of having jumped on a bandwagon a few years too late.

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Still hope for Vampires in a sequel perhaps?

At can be argued what came first twilight or vampire academy in terms of novels. Sadly Vampire academy has lost the battle for first screen adaptation by a long shot. It was always going to be hard to separate itself from previous vampire movies. There is afterall so much you can do with a vampire before its not a vampire... I will always be biased I love...

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

Not only plays like the crassest possible mashup of Harry Potter and Twilight, but seems designed to make those franchises look like eternal monuments of world culture by comparison.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

What is surprising is that while the patchwork whole creaks terribly in places, the parts also show signs of life.

The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Fans of the books might enjoy seeing their world brought to life, but most everyone else will likely leave feeling as if they’ve just completed a seminar on vampire lore, and they’re likely to fail any pop quiz that follows.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The misbegotten mashup will please few genre fans.

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

In the wake of damp squib would-be YA franchise-starters like Beautiful Creatures and The Mortal Instruments, audience fatigue for Twilight-wannabes is at an all-time high. Not helping Vampire Academy's case is the incredibly generic title (which sounds like a CW web series), and the whole thing exuding a whiff of having jumped on a bandwagon a few years too late.

1.0
Variety

Variety

press

Not only plays like the crassest possible mashup of Harry Potter and Twilight, but seems designed to make those franchises look like eternal monuments of world culture by comparison.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

What is surprising is that while the patchwork whole creaks terribly in places, the parts also show signs of life.

The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Fans of the books might enjoy seeing their world brought to life, but most everyone else will likely leave feeling as if they’ve just completed a seminar on vampire lore, and they’re likely to fail any pop quiz that follows.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The misbegotten mashup will please few genre fans.

Still hope for Vampires in a sequel perhaps?

At can be argued what came first twilight or vampire academy in terms of novels. Sadly Vampire academy has lost the battle for first screen adaptation by a long shot. It was always going to be hard to separate itself from previous vampire movies. There is afterall so much you can do with a vampire before its not a vampire... I will always be biased I love...

2.0