Just watching the trailer for this film was more of it than I wanted to see, but now that I've seen the full film I may as well talk about this monstrosity. Vampire Academy follows the story of Rose Hathaway (Zoe Deutch), a half vampire who's training at St Vladamir's Academy with her best friend, a full vampire, Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry). When a sort-of-evil vampire type crew (to be honest, I'd lost interest by this point) threatens our protagonists, Rose must train to become a guardian, in order to take this newly returned threat down.
Vampire Academy sucks, pun unintentional, but I'll go along with it. There's not really a lot more to it than that. It is one of the most over the top, absolutely ludicrous and shockingly written films this year, slotting in as one of the worst young adult book to movie adaptations yet. There simply is not anything remotely decent about this movie. Absolutely freaking nothing! That may sound like an incredibly harsh statement to make, but there's honestly no better way of putting it. You will not see a more clichéd, boring or poorly written film all year. With very little to offer, Vampire Academy makes itself incredibly easy to hate. Calling Vampire Academy a "film" is challenging for me to do due to how incomprehensibly terrible it is.
The actor's fail to deliver a single line with any realism. The performances are thin, the characters even weaker and the storyline is laughable. The only actress here who is remotely interesting is Olga Kurylenko, but her acting experience doesn't show here, even when put next to the likes of this abominable cast. They don't bring any life to this film. It is over an hour and a half of these characters rushing around, delivering terrible lines and yelling in fear, this fear presumably brewing due to the realisation of how bad the movie they're in is.
This dull film is further downgraded by stagnant special effects. There is a scene towards the end of the film, and this is a mild spoiler although I'm sure you don't care (but if you do then I'm going to recommend not), where the characters are chased outside the school by some type of malevolent dogs. These dogs, or attempted re-creation of, are easily the worst digitally created thing in the movie. I say thing because I really don't know what else I should call them. The film is literally that forgettable. It is throw-away trash that does nothing right.
To sum up, Vampire Academy shouldn't even be considered a movie. Its plot is ludicrous, the performances are thin, the characters are weak, the screenplay is laughable, dull and unoriginal and the special effects are atrocious.