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Vampire Academy (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 7 February 2014 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Mark Waters

Writers:

Richelle Mead (novel), Daniel Waters (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoey Deutch ... Rose Hathaway
Lucy Fry ... Lissa Dragomir
Danila Kozlovsky ... Dimitri Belikov
Gabriel Byrne ... Victor Dashkov
Dominic Sherwood ... Christian Ozera
Olga Kurylenko ... Headmistress Kirova
Sarah Hyland ... Natalie
Cameron Monaghan ... Mason
Sami Gayle ... Mia
Ashley Charles Ashley Charles ... Jesse
Claire Foy ... Ms. Karp
Joely Richardson ... Queen Tatiana
Dominique Tipper ... Guardian Gabriela
Edward Holcroft ... Aaron
Bronté Terrell ... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$7,791,979

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,642,346
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally set to be released on Valentine's Day, but was moved up a week to February 7, 2014 in the United States. 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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Connections

Referenced in Pastor Mike Online: Times of the Gentiles (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Spiritual
Written by Katy Perry, Greg Kurstin and John Mayer (as John Clayton Mayer)
Performed by Katy Perry
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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What film did everyone watch?
8 March 2014 | by willwri14See all my reviews

I'm sitting here writing this a mere four hours after seeing the film, and I don't really know what I expected - if I expected nearly two hours of tired tropes and poor writing, coupled with all around poor performances, I would be happy. If the film was well written, well acted, and a slight bit campy, it would be fine, but it just wasn't. The concept isn't original, the cast was all around shocking, excluding Victor, although there seemed to be a complete lack of evil-ferret-stroking; his character arc was rather predictable. Every single line was just exposition after exposition, with the occasional burst of teenage sass from Rose, which was extremely frustrating after a while. Quipping one liners is not necessary, especially after an hour and a half.

Every relationship felt forced, I didn't feel any connection to the characters, and I honestly couldn't care less what happened to them; they were not believable in the slightest. A good script would have helped, but the performances also assisted in bogging it down I actually enjoyed the concept, as someone who hasn't read the books. I liked the vibe I got from the film to begin with, but it felt extremely tacky. Everything felt like plastic, everyone's face was constantly caked with makeup, felt extremely superficial and tacky, and every backdrop was injected with a tonne of poor CGI. All of the special effects through the film were just poor, and were not nice to look at. The fire effects looked like the fire effects from Adobe After Effects.

I liked what they were trying, but they honestly needed to up their game all across the board; budget-wise, script-wise, casting-wise, and the dozens of other issues with this picture. I almost got a 'it's so bad it's good' feeling, but it's heavy handed and poorly made throughout.

I do not recommend.


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