WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE VAMPIRE ACADEMY MOVIE? WHAT’S NEXT? #WeNeedVAFrostbite
There have been many YA book to movie adaptations hitting the big screen in large sums in the past several years. Sadly, some are not given a chance, they are pre-judged and hated on before even given an open-minded shot. And yes, because of this, they fall short in ticket sales.
★VAMPIRE ACADEMY IS NOT TWILIGHT! RESPECT THEIR DIFFERENCES!★
The most recent favorite that fell short in Box Office sales is Vampire Academy. As a fan of the VAMovie, I was truly disappointed that it didn’t do great because the story that this film is derived from, is better than many other YA books that have been adapted recently and should’ve been held higher than many that have actually done well. It seems that after the Twilight Saga was done, people grew weary of ‘vampires’. Too bad people didn’t give the story itself the opportunity to show that the vampire aspect isn’t the ONLY thing this story is about. Many people not familiar with the best-selling VA novel series, chose not to give this film a fair chance, which is sad for VA because it was pre-judged before it was given a real chance to prove it is NOT Twilight or any other film it’s compared to! It’s simply: Vampire Academy.
★BAD PROMO TACTIC: SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST.★
The last minute release date change may not have helped much. And some people have said that the trailers didn’t do the film justice and that the promotion of the VAMovie didn’t sell the story well. We could say, yes we can see their perspective and we can say, we wish all of the trailers were more like it’s Music Video because that thing has BITE:
★REVIEWERS OR HATERS? CAN’T TELL THE DIFFERENCE!★
Then, there are the many Negative Reviews 💨 from sites that seemed to make it their mission to share some really sour opinions on the VAMovie. Many people and fans of the “VAfamily” have said that some reviewers who shared such negative reviews were upset due to the fact that there was no Press Pre-Screening of the film before hand and they had to watch the film with the general public. Rumor or fact? No one will admit it and unfortunately, there are many negative reviews on Vampire Academy floating around the worldwide web now regardless. But honestly, I’d prefer to read the ‘general public’ opinion/reviews anyway and those can be found all over Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.
FYI: It’s so interesting how drastically different, the average viewers opinions, differ greatly from those “professional reviewers.” Makes you go “hmm…..”
Here’s a few “general public” reviews on the VAmovie via Twitter:
★BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION – COMPLETED! 🙂★
Many book to movie adaptations fail sometimes to capture the essence of the original story source, the book itself. Vampire Academy is one of the recent ones that actually got most of the book conveyed into the film. That doesn’t happen too often. With a story that focuses more on friendship, has a nice amount of action and keeps romances as secondary, this story was not given a real chance to shine like it deserved to.
Vampire Academy’s book series is a worldwide best seller: The first book of the series is probably the only one that has so much of a ‘high school’ feel to it and it’s very disappointing to think that the rest of the VA book series won’t get a chance to prove how epic and unique the Vampire Academy series truly is.
★WILL THERE BE A SEQUEL? “FROSTBITE” ANYONE???★
Will there be a sequel? Some say no but we hope YES! The no would only be due to the fact that it didn’t do well in sales in the U.S. but the worldwide sales are still unknown at this time. All VAfamily and new found Vampire Academy fans would love to see the next book of the series made into a movie: FROSTBITE. We know it would change minds because it definitely delves into the darker parts of this wonderful story. Maybe, just maybe it will happen… if so, we just have to recommend a few ideas to consider to the awesome Producers of the VAmovie world…
★AS FANS, WE LOVE YOU BUT… HERE’S A LITTLE CREATIVE CRITICISM:★
►We’d love to see the trailers show some of the true dark sides of the story from the start.
►►We loved these guys but… Maybe try a new screenwriter or director. (Like some of those ‘Arrow’ or ‘Agents Of Shield’ crew) -but don’t get us wrong, the screenwriter did a great job at keeping VA close to the story! 🙂
►►►Find where the VAMovie fell short & learn from it. Make the sequel(hoping for one) better, by strengthening the weak spots of its predecessor. And know that the VAfamily (Vampire Academy Fans) has your back & will support it! 🙂
★THE VAFAMILY (VAMOVIE FANS) MUST KEEP THE SUPPORT ALIVE!★
To all of the fans and VAfamily who continue to fight on and support the misunderstood Vampire Academy adaptation, keep your head up. Stay strong and know that regardless, we know that it deserved more of a chance than it was given. It’s not over, until it’s over. Remember how ‘The Mortal Instruments’ fandom pulled together after the first TMI film didn’t do so well in theaters, and they are still getting their sequel due to it’s strong fanbase support.
For those that have read the entire VA book series, you all definitely know that this story is one of the best out there and the author Richelle Mead created a world that will always be a great place to visit in our imaginations no matter the outcome in the film world! 🙂
Check out this Fan made video showing “VAfamily” worldwide in support of Vampire Academy:
BooksMoviesFandoms & VAfandomUSA’s very own
“Support VA we Need FROSTBITE” Movement:
A few Twitter pages we’d recommend you follow are:
VAfamily Fanpage & great source: @VAfandomUSA
VAmovie Producers: @OfficialVAMovie
VAmovie Official film page: @VAOfficialMovie
Check us out & Follow on Twitter: @VAfandomUSA
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