My motto is, “you can come drag me and my brother out on the street and pour gasoline on us and light a match if you don’t like the movie, but don’t do it yet, off a one minute teaser.” Please, let us live to finish editing.
Blasting the "Live Fast Die Young" song, a very long sizzle reel/trailer was shown to the audience. The first scene, watching Lissa feed off of Rose. Because she was hungry, and as Rose said "what are friends for?" It established the fact that this was a girlfriends kind of vampire movie, as opposed to the "he loves her she loves him but one of them is a monster" trope this genre has been kicking around for ages. Cut to the Vampire Academy and it's all kids kids kids. Kids laughing at each other, kids fighting with each other. Kids filming things on their cameras and smart phones. It almost stops being a vampire movie entirely for jokes. Bully Mia shows up hissing and baring her fangs, telling the other girls to leave her man alone. She later runs up to Lissa at a dance and frantically yells, "You were gone, are you pregnant, do you have herpes, maybe your baby has herpes?" Rose appears, they get into a tussle and Rose just clocks her in the face and asks, "everyone saw me try to take the high road on that." And then to top it all off is Rose, kicking so much ass, unzipping her shirt and doing tai chi on the lawn of the school.