So So is honestly being generous. Enjoyed the book great deal but the movie not so much

By random1
Written February 18, 2014
I really did want to like this movie since I have all of the books and enjoyed them, but it's just an example of how to screw up a potentially great film with shockingly lazy film-making. From poor casting choices to wholesale plot changes (for no good reason), endless exposition and terrible editing; this movie does almost nothing to live up to the book. If you've never read the book then perhaps you might enjoy this more but I honestly doubt it. I do feel the movie could have been much better if only given a better editing job; at 1Hr 44min it's fairly short by modern standards and I seriously doubt anybody would be complaining if it were 30 minutes longer (provided those 30 minutes were put to good use in removing the need for the endless exposition). Some of the actors grew on me a little as things progressed but there were some very poor casting choices and poor acting as a consequence. It isn't irredeemably bad but it could have been so much better. Overall disappointing.
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Hilarious! Zoey Deutch KILLS!

By igniteyourbones
Written February 09, 2014
I wasn't expecting much out of this, but it was a really great watch! Zoey Deutch was a great Rose and even wittier than Book!Rose. There were a few tweaks from the book that I wasn't totally happy with, but overall it did a great job of keeping with the book. It was very fast-paced, though! Not yet sure if that was a good or bad thing. It almost felt like the actors were running a marathon the banter was so back-and-forth.
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Much better than I expected

By jtrinchillo
Written February 09, 2014
I thought it was going to be really campy and stupid. However, it came off more like Buffy TVS TV show. Comedy, action, and some serious moments too. I enjoyed it greatly, purchased all the books, recommend it to YA and Vampire fans.
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Vampire Academy, not bad at all

By shinshin02
Written February 09, 2014
Not bad at all, granted this is definitely a teenager movie, with sexual intent scenes, but it was funny. I went to go see it with a friend and I was apprehensive at first but as the story went on I found myself drawn into it. The movie had just enough vampire slaying action, mixed with teenage problems, that of course was translated into their vampire world, to keep me guessing and entertained. You cannot take this movie seriously or compare it to any other vampire, or action movie, so judge it on it's own merit and I believe you will be pleasantly surprised.
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Terrific Movie!

By No 1 Movie Diva
Written February 10, 2014
My Dad and I saw this movie on opening day and it was terrific! Even my Dad enjoyed it. I've read the book and I thought that the movie was right on track with it. This movie has action, humor, sexiness, smarts, an excellent soundtrack, and (of course) some blood sucking. What more could you ask for? Amazon.com already has this movie available for pre-order. I'm headed there now. I can't wait to watch it again. I definitely recommend this movie.
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