Young blood

OUT NOW! VAMPIRE ACADEMY is surprisingly lacking in cliché but nevertheless fails to deliver.

Vampire Academy hits Berlin cinemas on March 13.

Based on the book series of the same name, Vampire Academy follows Rose (Deutch) as she tries to protect her best friend Lissa (Fry), heiress to the throne of the peaceful Moroi vampires, from the threats lurking all around them. Even though the film is refreshingly humorous and steers clear of most clichés (no bats or sparkly skin here), it feels stuck between a classic vampire tale and a high school drama, never fully delivering either. 

Vampire Academy | Directed by Mark Waters (USA, UK, Romania 2013) with Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky. Starts March 13

Originally published in issue #125, March 2014.