Vampire Academy has a 9% on Rotten Tomatoes. This bothers me on a deep and meaningful level. Why? Because I saw this movie. I saw the movie that I can only assume the reviewers whose scores are currently tanking it also saw, and I did not see a movie of a level comparable with M. Night Shyamalan’s Avatar.
So what gives? Why is this movie being totally lambasted for the crime of being a little bit complex, and a whole lot not mainstream?
Or, more specifically, why the hell is Vampire Academy tanking right now, while Robocop, which is, by all accounts, horrible, doing a lot better?
The answer, I’m pretty sure, lies in two places: first, in marketing, and second, in sexism.