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Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy

 

Rated PG-13 · 104 minutes · 2014

Action, Fantasy
"They suck at school," announces the poster for this high school horror comedy, but in point of fact the whole movie sucks. Richelle Mead's six Vampire Academy novels have sold about eight million copies, and this horrendous adaptation of the first one, produced by the Weinstein Company, operates on the assumption that every ticket buyer will be a 13-year-old girl with a Talmudic knowledge of the series. The movie takes place at a tony private school, St. Vladimir's, populated by bad vampires (who drink blood and are immortal, unless you knock them off with a stake through the heart), good vampires (who drink blood but can be killed), and infected humans who protect and feed the good ones (when they get bitten, they go all orgasmic). I had to look all this up afterward, though, because the filmmakers plop you right in the middle of it and pile up characters and intrigues so fast you can barely keep track. If you met this movie in the hall and asked for directions to shop class, it would brush you off. Continue reading>>


See our full review: <i>Vampire Academy</i>: A bloody mess

Vampire Academy: A bloody mess

Undead teens clash in this adaptation of the young-adult novel. »

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Official Site: va-movie.com
Director: Mark Waters
Producer: Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Michael Preger, Deepak Nayar, Mark Waters, Daniel Waters, Stuart Ford, Jessica Tuchinsky, Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein
Cast: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Olga Kurylenko, Claire Foy, Cameron Monaghan, Dominic Sherwood, Sami Gayle and Ashley Charles

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