Vampire Academy Fans Start Grassroots Movement After Poor Film Reviews

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"It's Twilight as directed by Mark Waters, of Mean Girls. It's an idea that might have been intriguing 15 years ago, before those movies existed."

"This attempt to capture the magic of the Twilight and Harry Potter franchises tries too hard to pack all the backstory and borrowings into one film."

These were some of the harsh critiques Vampire Academy faced after debuting — and failing — at the box office this past weekend. However, as dedicated fans of the book ourselves, it's upsetting and unfortunate that VA will always receive comparisons to Twilight despite being NOTHING alike apart from the fact that there are vampires involved.

Even more suckily — yes, we're making suckily a word here — most critics don't understand that the flick was pretty much identical to Richelle Mead's novel, which rarely happens when written words are translated onto the big screen. Thanks, Mark & Dan Waters! Fortunately, the VA Family isn't taking the poor reviews lying down…

According to Movie Pilot, the fandom's kickstarting its own worldwide grassroots marketing campaign to garner attention from those who are hesitant to see the movie based on most critics' comments. Here are some of the plans:

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Have you seen Vampire Academy? What are your personal thoughts on the book-turned-film? Think the reviews were deserved? Tell us all your related thoughts in the comments below!

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  • Madison

    I read all of the books and I’m obsessed with them and the movie they can’t candle frostbite I will cry

  • kimberly

    Love the first movie want to see frostbite. Didn’t know movie was even in theaters didn’t have any advertising.

  • stephanie

    Loved this first movie. Unfortunately where I live we didn’t have any advertising/promoting for it didn’t know the movie was out until I looked it up on the internet. Hope to see the sequel frostbite.

  • Roxie

    I read all 6 novels of VA. and i loved the books. For i watch the movie for the first time this weekend and i loved it to, it is the first time i watch a movie where its just like the book. The only diffrence is that i seem to catch the comdey better in the movie then in the book. My only crititc??? i would say that i expected a much more god russian tipe of Dimitri even thou i still like this caracter….
    So i really do hope that Frostbite wont get cancelled. I really would love to see a follow up. …. :-)

  • Guadalupe Balbuena

    I’m be so mad if they cancel Frostbite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • skarlett

    Have only seen the clips but am head over heels in love. Theyd better not cancel frostbite!