An enriching tale of an elite breed of vampires has arrived.
“Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters” hit theaters on Friday, Feb 7.
“Vampire Academy” was originally an American best-selling series of six young-adult romance novels by author Richelle Mead before it was transformed into a movie.
This is an enchanting tale of Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir, two teenage girls who attend St. Vladamir’s Academy, which is a hidden boarding school for Moroi (peaceful Vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human).
Lissa is a royal vampire princess and Rose is her guardian-in-training and lifelong best friend.
Lissa and Rose decided to run away from St. Vladamir’s Academy in suspicion that their lives would be in jeopardy if they remained there.
Unfortunately, they were captured and taken back to the Academy where they’re instantly thrown back into their old lives and Lissa struggles to reclaim her social status while Rose trains to ensure her rightful place as Lissa’s permanent guardian.
Rose feels she is the only person who can fully protect Lissa and she constantly proves that she will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who wish her harm from within the Academy as well as the Strigoi (evil vampires) who hunt her kind from outside of the Academy.
Classifying “Vampire Academy” into a single genre of film is quite rough seeing how it consists of parts of high school drama, action, adventure, romance, and paranormal activity that have all been combined into a great vampire tale.
St. Vladamir’s Academy can easily be compared to a Hogwarts style of school for vampires that houses the Moroi, the Strigoi, and the Dhampir.
These are just a few of the many complex terms that were constantly being used within the film yet, subtitles were used to explain these terms which instantly made it easier for the audience to follow the complex plot.
The narration was remarkably engaging and overall helpful to the audience.
I found the main character, Rose, to be a complete breath of fresh air when it came to a stereotypical vampire role. She was fearless, outspoken, and all while being exceptionally witty and entertaining.
The performance of the rest of the cast may not have been memorable, but in the grand scheme of the film, they didn’t need to be.
This was truly a vampire movie unlike any other.
The script was written with such mystery and excitement that it kept the audience continually wanting more.
No previous vampire tale has gone into so much depth of a story and made it likable and relatable to this day and age in a way that this one did.
The production quality including set design, focused lighting, and cinematography played an excellent role in setting the correct mood for the film.
Although there was an enlightening love story involving the two main characters and their unlikely love interests, this was in no form a typical love movie.
Overall, Director Mark Waters’ “Vampire Academy” was a strikingly witty and original film that will not only satisfy its previous fans of the book series but it will also satisfy its new and future followers.