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Vampire Academy (2014)

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Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human-half vampire, a guardian of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discreetly within our world. Her calling is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rose Hathaway
... Lissa Dragomir
... Dimitri Belikov
... Victor Dashkov
... Christian Ozera
... Headmistress Kirova
... Natalie
... Mason
... Mia
Ashley Charles ... Jesse
... Ms. Karp
... Queen Tatiana
... Guardian Gabriela
... Aaron
... Camilla (as Bronté Norman-Terrell)
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Storyline

Rose Hathaway is a dhampir, half-vampire and half-human, who is training to be a guardian at St Vladimir's Academy along with many others like her. There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, and also possess the ability to control one of the four elements - water, earth, fire or air; and Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires who drink to kill. Rose and other dhampir guardians are trained to protect Moroi and kill Strigoi throughout their education. Along with her best friend, Princess Vasilisa Dragomir, a Moroi and the last of her line, with whom she has a nigh unbreakable bond, Rose must run away from St Vladimir's, in order to protect Lissa from those who wish to harm the princess and use her for their own means. Written by jessieyf1

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Blood is family. Blood is pain. And blood is death. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence, bloody images, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,101,000, 9 February 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,791,146, 6 April 2014
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Trivia

Film debut for both Lucy Fry and Anya Taylor-Joy. Taylor-Joy has an uncredited cameo as a feeder girl. See more »

Goofs

Natalie comments about how Mia had been around, and had a new haircut, but in the pictures of her with Andre (from 2 years prior), she had the same haircut. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lissa Dragomir: [about a song on the radio] Oh, Father, turn it up.
Rose Hathaway: Please, Mr. Dragomir, I love this song.
Andre: This song is sick... the traditional "vomit" definition of the word.
Lissa Dragomir: Shut up, Andre. Me and Rose want to hear it.
Lissa's Mom: "Rose and I," Lissa, "Rose and I."
Lissa's Dad: I think the tune is rather catchy.
[reaches for the radio just as an oncoming car crosses the center line]
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References Mean Girls (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss My Smoke
Written by Charlene Vanneste, Neil McLellan and Jason Payne
Performed by Charlene Vanneste
Courtesy of Onebeat Records
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I really wish I could love this movie… but I don't
27 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

I have read all the books. Entertaining young adult novels, easy to read and difficult to put down. Loved them even though I don't really fit the age category being over 30 and a mother of teenagers. However, I was looking forward to seeing the books come to life. I kept my expectations down, but still, I'm sad to say I was so disappointed. I really, really wanted to like the movie but it fell flat.

I think it would have worked so much better as a TV-show, since the books are really about characters, and in the limited time that a movie has, there is simply no time to develop characters in the way the books do. A whole lot of time goes in to explaining who is who and what and why, and the story's twists and turns come too fast and doesn't have any time to build up any suspension at all. I found myself getting bored and wishing for the movie to end sooner than it did. It is such a pity that it was not developed for TV instead.


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