Monday, February 24, 2014

Vampire Academy Movie Review

I remembered a couple of years ago before I started blogging, I love to read up on fanfiction novels during my free time Not only is the storyline entertaining, it helps to improve on my English as well. 

Here are some of the series that I read: Harry Potter (full series), Twilight (full series), Vampire Diaries, Mortal Instrument (full series) and House of Night. Yeah, I am a sucker for vampire (not counting Harry Potter of course). 

I noticed more and more novel series are hitting the big screen in the movie theatre. Vampire Academy is coming up next. There are a total of 6 books in this series. I am going to find time and read all 6 books.

Yes, it's movie time.

Cast: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky 
Director: Mark Waters 
Genre: Drama 
Language: Engish 
Release Date: 27 February 2014 
Running Time:105 minutes
My Rating: 4/5

See the trailer here.

Based on author Richelle Mead's worldwide bestselling series, VAMPIRE ACADEMY tells the legend of Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir, two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi and Dhampirs. 

In Vampire Academy, there are 3 types of vampires:
1. Moroi (mortal, peaceful Vampires, wield elemental magical)
2. Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians, protect the Moroi and kill Strigoi)
3.  Strigoi (immortal, evil vampires, undead)

 There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, while Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires drink to kill. 

Rose, a rebellious Guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa - a royal vampire Princes - have been on the run and hiding in the human world. in order to to protect Lissa from those who wish to harm the princess and use her for their own means. 

However, they are captured and returned to St.Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy. In the Academy, Moroi who possess the ability  of element magic will learn how to control one of the four elements - water, earth, fire or air. On the other hand, dhampir guardians are trained to protect Moroi and kill Strigoi throughout their education.

Thrust back into the perils of Moroi Society and high school, Lissa struggles to reclaim her status while Rose trains with her mentor and love-interest, Dimitri (Danila Kozlovsky), to guarantee her place as Lissa's guardian. 

Vampire Academy reminded me of Harry Potter where the story evolved around the school life: beautiful school building that is well protected and located far from the human world, classroom and dormitory life, and prom night.

Another major part of the story is the love life of the two young women. Rose returned to her training, she was under Dimitri, the skilled instructor. The pair then slowly developed feeling for each other.

I really admire Rose's character. She would sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who intend to exploit her. 

And the guy that love the princess resembles Edward Cullen in Twilight. Tall, good looking and a pair of sparkling eyes.

I really like Vampire Diaries very much. Although some of the terms used can be quite confusing, overall the movie is still entertaining and keep us in suspense. I am going to start reading on the novels after this, can't wait for book 2 movie to come out. 

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