This is not another Twilight, but it is a film that you will love if you love Twilight, and it is a film that you will love if you hate Twilight.
Like Twilight, there are vampires and romance. Unlike Twilight, the vampires are more like the vampires of folklore, and the main relationship of the series is the friendship between Rose and Lissa. I’m going to say this multiple times because you need to understand that this is one of the reasons why Vampire Academy is so great.
This is a movie about the relationship between two girls, their friendship is basically a super power.
This is Rose and Lissa, one of them is a badass dhampir who beats up bad guys to protect her best friend, one of them is a gorgeous vampire princess with magic powers.
The film also highlights a lot of the mental illness that Lissa suffers from and how Rose helps her through it. You don’t have to be a vampire to relate to that kind of friendship, and that kind of love.
Not all of the funny lines are in the trailer. Trust me. I have actually seen this movie.
Yes, there are attractive boys for those who like attractive boys in their movies.
This is Christian, he was constructed from starlight by vain faeries who wanted a pretty human to treasure and to set arrogant people on fire.
(I want to eat his face.)
This is Dimitri, a lot of people think he’s wonderful. I personally think he’s not all that, but Danila does play him wonderfully, and then there’s the matter of the accent.
Oh that accent.
The friendship between these two.
Christian: I’m super attracted to your best friend, and I admire you even though you’re super rude to me.
Rose: I admire you too but I’m going to make you jump through every hoop I can think of so that I know you’re worthy of Lissa because you make her happy and I like seeing her happy.
VAMPIRES. Beautiful, treacherous, politically backstabbing vampires, and evil blood sucking killer destroyed-by-sunlight vampires. Vampires. All the vampires.
Look at Lissa isn’t she just a cutie?
If you help us support this film they will hopefully make the rest in the series and then you get to meet Adrian Ivashkov. Trust me, you want to meet Adrian Ivashkov. You should probably read the books and meet him to make sure.
If you are worried that it is nothing like the book you should stop being worried. Movie adaptations are never, ever what you imagine when you read the book. And if you think they will be you really need to come to terms that you’re watching someone else’s interpretation of the book, but it’s still an interpretation of the book that you have read and loved, and it does justice to all of it.
Some miscellaneous ass kicking by some fabulous ladies.
If you’re still unsure; here’s a link to the post that Richelle Mead (the author of the book) wrote in praise of it.
And here’s another picture of the fabulous vampire ladies that are the titular blood sisters of the film. One of them is even holding a cat, because cats are the answer to everything.
(*None of these gifs are mine)
Considering the whole situation with Russia and Ukraine at the moment, Russia’s Eurovision entry last year is hilarious:
What if we all opened our arms?
What if we came together as one?
What if we aimed to stop the alarms?
What if we chose to bury our guns?
"Pffftt nah never mind we’ll just invade another of our neighbours instead."