Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Vampire Academy Unleashes 5 Movie Stills With Commentary From Director Mark Waters

I know, just like me, you are tired of watching chick-literature movie adaptation after spending so much resources on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. We get that the book is quite amazing and Cassandra Clare knows how to write it very well, but we can't deny that the movie sucked. One good thing I can't let go is I can't judge a book by it's movie and I am taking each form separately.

So despite the disappointment and annoyance, here we are again waiting for hopefully a much better adaptation of Vampire Academy, based on the novel by Richelle Mead. Less the marketing hype and more and movie substance and enjoyment.

And courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, we got here 5 official movie stills from the movie with director Mark Waters' commentary.

Vampire Academy

"This is actually a moment right when Mia is playing a prank on Lissa. It's Lissa's first day of school after coming back to the academy, and she's leaning down to have a drink at the water fountain. And Mia — who's a water magic user — causes the water fountain to explode and completely splatter her face and clothes."

"This is an interesting one because there's a running gag in the movie where Rose tries to surprise attack Dimitri, and this is the first time she tries to do it. She says, 'I should have had you!' And he says, 'Well, keep it up. Keep trying to attack. It's good training for both of us.' But the tension of this moment is nice because after he tackles her and pins her down, they realize, 'Wait a second. I'm still holding you down. And we're still really close to each other.' It's a bit of an uncomfortable, awkward, romantic moment when they realize that they're this close to each other and they have to kind of quickly disengage."

"If you know the story between Christian and Lissa, they have an attraction and Rose tries to sabotage the relationship, but then when they come to the dance is when they come together for the first time and actually bend to the fact that they like each other and want to be boyfriend/girlfriend. So it's a very nice moment where they realize they're allowed to be together."

"[Dimitri is] kind of her mentor and trainer. Rose comes back to the academy after having missed a year from training and is kind of out of shape and not as impressive as she once was. But after him taking her under his wing and really busting her in training, she gets better and better at these martial-arts moves that she'll need later."

"This is a little bit of a leap off the book, but Rose has a brief moment where she has a chance to kill a Strigoi, but then she hesitates because she's still a novice, and fails to go through with it. I have to keep it a little cryptic because I don't want to reveal too many things that happen in the movie, but it is her brief moment of trying to do something, but her training is not quite up to it yet."


Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her story.

Vampire Academy will suck your blood out starting February 14, 2014.