Vampire Academy is the type of movie that has only a certain kind of fan base. With that being said, I am guilty of having read all the books, so I had a bit of an advantage going in. I was worried about the way they portrayed the main characters in the previews, so I didn’t have very high expectations on this movie. I know the books were great, I just didn’t think they could pull it off. It just so happens they did pull it off, and even exceeded my expectations in doing so. I don’t want to compare it to “Twilight,” so I’m not going to. I feel that this movie appeals to an older crowd, if only by a few years. Better story-line, better acting, and pretty cool special effects.
Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir, Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry, were great together. They played off of each other nicely, being that they’re polar opposites. The chemistry between all the main characters was refreshing, if not a little surprising. I was very happy with Gabriel Byrne’s character, Victor Dashkov. He’s always sure to please, and brings a great deal more to any movie no matter the genre.
I look forward to seeing the rest of the series. I anticipate Vampire Academy to be the next “big” thing in anything supernatural. If you’re a long time fan, or even a new-found glory, you’re sure to leave pleased and waiting for more.