Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009)

Another failed attempt by Hollywood to turn Young Adult Fiction novels into a money-printing machine. This film tries to tackle too much material at once, while at the same time trying to save some of the best bits for a sequel that never happened. The result is a mediocre film with a number of sub-par acting performances. […]

Vampire Academy (2014)

Cross-pollinating Twilight with Harry Potter, this half-baked novel adaptation is brought down by poorly scripted dialogue and glaring tonal inconsistencies. Seemingly unguided by the director, and saddled with lines that do not work on screen, the cast stumble through this film in search of a common tone, but fail. […]