Vampire Academy | 2014 | PG-13 | - 5.6.4
A teen girl (Zoey Deutch) is a human/vampire hybrid tasked to protect another teen girl (Lucy Fry), who's a mortal vampire threatened by vicious immortal vampires. Also with Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Dominic Sherwood, Olga Kurylenko, Sarah Hyland, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Ashley Charles, Claire Foy and Joely Richardson. Directed by Mark Waters. [1:44]
- A man and a teen girl kiss; she removes his shirt and they kiss (we see his bare chest and abdomen), he removes her dress and we see her wearing a bra and panties; they recline on a bed and kiss until the man stops and we see that he is wearing boxer briefs.
► A teen girl straddles a teen boy on a sofa and they kiss; he begins to remove her top and tries to bite her neck until the girls stops him; he tries two more times and they are interrupted (we see the boy's bare chest and abdomen as a woman sends him to his room).
► Two teen girls wear camis that reveal cleavage and backs in several scenes. A man wears a tank top that reveals his upper chest. A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals her bare upper chest in a few scenes. A teen girl wears tight-fitting workout wear and reveals cleavage. A teen wears a low-cut tank top that reveals her lower abdomen and back. A teen girl wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage and legs to mid-thigh. A teen girl's school uniform includes a short skirt that reaches to her upper thigh. Many teen girls wear low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage and back at a dance.
► A teen boy kisses a teen girl and she shoves him away. A teen girl and a teen boy kiss. A teen boy and a teen girl kiss while they are dancing. A man moves to kiss a teen girl and she flips him to the ground; she then kisses him on the cheek when he gets up. A teen girl kisses a teen boy on the cheek. A man talks to a teen girl about not having sex with her and that he cannot fall in love.
► A teen boy tells a teen girl, "Mia let us have sex with her if we helped her." A man tackles a teen girl to the ground and straddles her; she asks, "Any other moves you wanna show me?" and he helps her get up. A teen girl and a teen boy flirt in a few scenes. A teen boy has his arm around a teen girl in a couple of scenes.
► A teen girl tells another teen girl, "We did make out a little" about her and a teen boy. A teen girl tells three teen boys to stop talking about her buttocks (using a crude term) and one of the boys says that they'll talk about her breasts instead (using a crude term). A teen girl asks another teen girl why she doesn't dream about "Hot naked guys on unicorns" instead of having nightmares. A teen girl watches while another teen girl and a teen boy seem to be flirting and she says that she is looking at him all "gooby like." A teen girl says that she would like a teen boy to "Take my virginity" and goes on to say that no one has ever seen her naked. A teen girl says, "I'm crushing on my mentor," and calls him "sexy"; he is an older man. A teen girl asks another teen girl, "How long have you been in crush with him?" A teen girl is shown straddling a teen boy and biting his neck; we understand that he is dead and the girl says that it was more fun that losing her virginity to him. A teen girl looks at a teen boy and says, "The hot get hotter," and another teen girl says he's the "School's #1 wet dream." A man talks about 17-year-old silliness. A teen boy expresses his disappointment in teen girls and says, "You throw yourselves at them" (the popular boys). A teen girl tells another teen girl, "We didn't fornicate" in reference to herself and a teen boy. A teen boy says, "I like to wear my mommy's..." but does not complete his sentence. A reference is made to a shadow kiss a few times.
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- A man driving looks away from the road and another car crashes into head on; we see the wreckage of the overturned car and bodies dead inside the car with bloody limbs (one passenger is shown wounded on the road and still alive); we see this scene several times in dreams and flashbacks. A teen girl wakes up in a start after dreaming about a deadly car crash.
► A body lands on the hood of a car as it drives toward a secured compound and men get out and fight with many vampires with glowing red eyes: we see slashing and biting and silver stakes used to stab vampires and one is held down by three guardians before being stabbed to death. A vampire moves toward a teen girl and two other men attack him; he throws one against a tree and we hear a crunch, and then kills the other. A teen boy bites another teen boy on the neck and then throws him; many other vampires attack other vampires and we see biting and others being thrown (the bad vampires have glowing red eyes). A teen boy and a teen girl bite each other and we see blood on their mouth as the teen girl approaches another teen girl (this is a nightmare). A woman is shown in a hospital and she bites a doctor on the neck; we then see another man being thrown out of her room and she then walks toward a CCTV camera and we see her eyes are glowing red and she has blood on her mouth. Two men fight with several other men; one teen girl beats a woman and throws her over a balcony. A man fights a vampire and breaks his neck (we hear a crunch).
► A woman is shot in the chest (she is wearing a bulletproof vest). A teen boy is shot in the abdomen and we see the bloody wound. A man pushes a silver stake into another man's chest and knocks him down. A teen girl straps another teen girl around the neck to jail cell bars and a man stabs the restrained girl in the chest with a stake (she falls dead and we see blood on her face and neck).
► A teen girl sprouts pointed teeth and bites the side of another teen girl's neck (we see blood on her mouth and two bloody spots on the other girl's neck). A teen girl bites several guards and kills them (we see blood on her mouth and her eyes are glowing red). A teen girl is shown straddling a teen boy and biting his neck; we understand that he is dead and the girl says that it was more fun that losing her virginity to him. A teen girl bites another teen girl on the side of the neck (no blood is shown) and the second girl falls to the ground unconscious (she's OK Later). We hear about a "human feeder program" and see people reclining in lounge chairs while vampires drink from the veins on their wrists; we see two vampires feeding from the same person in one scene. A man drinks blood from an IV bag. A teen girl sprouts pointed teeth and licks blood from a wall. Three people smear blood on a wall from their wrists. A teen girl touches a man's hand and his skin color changes while wrinkles disappear.
► A teen girl steps into a hole and we see her lower leg break (we see the bone poke through her tights and drip blood). A man tells a teen girl to "heal me" and she refuses causing security guards to torture her; a man blows on her face and we see her face shrink and become sunken as she gasps for air and screams.
► A teen girl opens her backpack and finds her cat dead inside it (we see blood on the cat); she collapses and we see bloody cuts open on her forearm. A teen girl walks out a door and blood drips on her face; she looks up and sees a fox hanging above her dead (we see blood on it).
► A teen girl rigs a motorcycle to explode near two men and they are thrown through the air; she then fights with them and beats them up along with three others until another man strikes her in the face and she is thrown on the ground (she's OK later).
► A teen boy tosses flames at two wolf-like creatures that are lunging toward a teen girl; the wolves run off in flames. We see many bad vampires inside a dark cave and we hear then chattering and moving around a close space; their eyes are glowing red. A teen girl is surrounded by two large, wolf-like creatures that approach her while snarling; she runs and they follow.
► A teen girl and a teen boy kiss and the boy is struck in the head from behind, knocking him out; the teen girl is shown being blindfolded and bound. A teen girl punches another teen girl in the face and she falls back unconscious (no blood is evident). A teen girl beats up a man (no injuries are evident). A teen girl punches another teen girl in the face and she falls flat on her back on the ground. A teen boy bursts into flames (he is OK) in a lecture hall after saying some disparaging words about a teen girl (another teen boy used his power of fire).
► A teen girl is flipped onto her back during practice sessions. A man tackles a teen girl to the ground and straddles her (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). A man flips a teen girl on her back several times in fight practice. A teen girl and a man practice fighting using silver stakes. We see students practicing to fight and attack and some hold silver stakes in their hands.
► A teen girl's eyes change color when she bonds to another teen girl; when this happens she can see what the other girl is doing and feel what she's feeling. A teen girl can change other people's minds and put thoughts in their heads.
► A crow flies into a statue and falls to the ground with a broken neck; it flops its wings and a teen girl touches it and heals it (we see it fly away). We hear howling and scampering in the distance and three teen girls run for cover as if something is chasing them (we don't see anything). A man jumps out a window at the suggestion of a teen girl (we don't see the aftermath.
► We see a puff of smoke in a church and we see the words "Leave or Die" scrawled on a wall in red (presumably blood). A woman talks sternly to a teen girl and as she gets closer to her face, the woman's teeth become longer and pointed (she is interrupted before biting). A woman yells at a teen girl and calls her names. A teen girl tells a man that she wants to learn how to maim and kill. A teen girl bullies another teen girl and threatens her to keep away from her boyfriend. A teen boy identifies himself as "an Atheist with a hand gun." A teen girl says it takes five guardians to kill one vampire. A comment is made about vampires "living off blood." Lyrics of a song repeat "Live fast, Die young, Bad girls do it..." A teen boy describes a song as being "sick" and goes on to say "vomit sick." A teen girl asks another teen girl if she can see her using the bathroom; the girl replies "No." A man says "Bogeymen are real." A teen girl talks about someone writing "Twilight fan fiction." A man talks about his father liking to "hit my mother" and that when he got older he "liked to hit my father." A teen girl says, "I'm gonna kill her," about another teen girl.
► A water fountain sprays a teen girl in the face. A woman throws a ball at a teen girl and it hits her in the head; the woman also tells the teen to "look alive."
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- 1 not fully enunciated F-word derivative, 4 sexual references, 2 scatological terms (1 mild), 10 anatomical terms (3 mild), 10 mild obscenities, name-calling (hopeless, horrible, freak, Gandhi, bad, sinner, evil, bloodsuckers, true monsters of our nightmares, sex, slaves, sick, disgusting, creep, psychotic, losers, wild, trash, grotesque, tramp, stalker, blood whore, destiny, dangerous, drag, player, tool, feed bag, losers, nuts, 2 crazy kids, goofball, Mini Mia, bogeyman), exclamations (shut-up, Holy Moly, bite me, sweet sassy mollassy), 8 religious exclamations (e.g. God can be cruel, Oh God, Oh My God, By Vlad).
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- A teen girl stabs a woman in the buttock with a hypodermic needle that contains some kind of sedative (she collapses into a chair). A woman is shown drinking a red liquid from a bottle through a straw (it is not clear what it is).
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- Vampires, in-breeding, immortality, death of family members, sacrifice, royals, responsibility, teen sex, priorities, bullying, torture.
- Power corrupts. Be careful who you trust.
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