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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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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 »

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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

Sarah Hyland auditioned over Skype. See more »

Goofs

On the poster featuring Rose, Lissa, Christian, and Dimitri, Rose has three hands. One holding a stake and one on each hip. 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

Featured in Vampire Reviews: Vampire Academy (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Nice and Slow
Written b Matthew A. Frost and Joshua Moore
Performed by Max Frost
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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8 February 2014 | by hjbrat16-918-691134See all my reviews

I have read the books. I love Richelle Mead's books-and when I say this, I mean it. I have read every one of her books (I STILL can't believe Georgina Kincaid doesn't have her own show yet!). However, placing my love for her as an author aside, I went to see the movie with the notion that it would be terrible and cheesy (you saw the main trailer right?!). It was nothing like what was in the trailer. It was snarky, spunky and over all a good film.

HOWEVER- I'm sure you've read otherwise. I've seen the critic's reviews. I've read about how terrible (very few) people thought it was. Let me explain it a little. They have NO idea what they're talking about! (okay, that's my opinion and I don't mean to invalidate any one else's but c'mon, it's awesome!) As far as visual affects go, it's about as bad as any lower budget film. Seriously does anyone REMEMBER the first Harry Potter? Look at the last one-total difference. Budgeting can change a film completely. Which is Exactly what we will see happen when this series really takes off. If you haven't read the books, I strongly recommend talking to someone who has, they can explain things you may have missed or don't quite understand. I don't think that is a flaw in the movie either. We see films that aren't adaptations from novels and miss things, or don't have any clue what really happened until we watch it again (maybe twice?). Who hasn't watch a film again and said 'OH! I get it now'. To wrap this up I'd like to say that this movie is done really well.NO it does not EXACTLY follow every sentence in the book, but they've summarized and portrayed elements that were probably really difficult to write/act/direct. I also take comfort in the fact that the next books just get better! And I imagine that over time, the movies will get larger and larger budgets, and will get new writers and more production staff (in addition to the current ones, not replacing) in order to create the world in it's entirety for the movie audiences. It was a great film- don't knock it till you try it, at least that's what momma says ;)


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