5.5/10
47,562
236 user 138 critic

Vampire Academy (2014)

Trailer
2:05 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (HD) on Prime Video

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)
Reviews
Popularity
2,295 ( 40)
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World.

Director: Harald Zwart
Stars: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.

Director: Richard LaGravenese
Stars: Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson
Beastly (2011)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A modern-day take on the "Beauty and the Beast" tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love.

Director: Daniel Barnz
Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen
Fallen II (2016)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young girl finds herself in a reform school after therapy since she was blamed for the death of a young boy. At the school she finds herself drawn to a fellow student, unaware that he is an angel, and has loved her for thousands of years.

Director: Scott Hicks
Stars: Hermione Corfield, Jeremy Irvine, Addison Timlin
The Host (2013)
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

Director: Andrew Niccol
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas, Gary Oldman
Before I Fall (2017)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

February 12 is just another day in Sam's charmed life, until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over and over, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's losing.

Director: Ry Russo-Young
Stars: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Cynthy Wu
Rubinrot (2013)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

On her 16th birthday, Gwendolyn Shepherd finds out that instead of her cousin, she has inherited a rare gene that allows her to travel through time.

Director: Felix Fuchssteiner
Stars: Josefine Preuß, Florian Bartholomäi, Uwe Kockisch
Edit

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)
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$7,791,146, 6 April 2014
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

If Belikov gets a new mark each time that he kills a Strigoi; then he should already have 7, and just have marked 8, when he kills Natalie. 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]
See more »

Connections

Featured in Mike and I (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss My Smoke
Written by Charlene Vanneste, Neil McLellan and Jason Payne
Performed by Charlene Vanneste
Courtesy of Onebeat Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Exposition from a VA Series Reader whose not a YA
7 February 2014 | by lori-918-6014See all my reviews

I have read all of the VA series and enjoyed them immensely, mainly because of Rose. Rose Hathaway is feisty, determined, funny, and flawed, and it was always fun to see what she would do next and how that would land her in trouble. This story is not your "typical vampire" story. Everyone in the story already knows about vampires and the makeup of the society they live in. Nor is it a damsel in distress story. Rose already possesses strength and determination, although she does have impulse control issues. She is best friends with the vampire princess, Lissa Dragomir who is the last of her line, and extremely loyal and protective of her.

The movie and books have been compared to many other YA/vampire genre, but the story does not follow Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey outline. Both Star Wars and Harry Potter did excellent jobs capturing the hero's journey, and the Twilight series followed Carl Jung's development of the soul and the anima/animus well. Mead does not use either of these outlines/archetypes in her books, and her storytelling provides a freshness, as well as giving a portrayal of strong women who look out for each other.

Perhaps, the story could be compared to "Thelma and Louise" navigate a dysfunctional high school that just happens to have vampires and magic.

Now for the movie itself: the tone and pacing of the movie are very much Rose and are true to the tone and pacing of the books. I actually liked the new scenes that were added to the movie – they did not distract in ways that other book-to-movies have done, but actually enhanced the story. I think the movie represented all the dynamics of the various relationships well, although I do wish the Rose/Dimitri relationship had been better developed. There wasn't the tension between them that there was in the books. And although I wish I could have forgotten the story (and the previews) during the movie so that I could have enjoyed the movie without all that knowledge, I did find myself getting lost in the movie.

Of all the first time movies of various popular YA book-to-movie adaptations that I have read and seen, I think this movie was one of the better ones that has been done.


96 of 169 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 236 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed